The Principles of Wind-Band Transcription

The Principles of Wind-Band Transcription

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...Gilmore, caused "Marching through Georgia" to be transposed into minor, and with suitable change of tempo, thus converting its bold martial measures into those of a mournful dirge, had it played at General Sherman's funeral. In making transposition of that nature, the essential characteristics of the minor mode, with its flat 3rd, sharp 6th, and 7th, as well as its proneness to transform certain intervals from major to minor, minor to diminished, and diminished to augmented, must be borne in mind. The following scales ascending and descending, in both modes, are placed here to refresh the memory of the student. C Major C Minor The student is advised to familiarize himself with both of the foregoing methods by making copious written enharmonic transpositions and changes of melodies from minor to major and major to minor. The exercise will be beneficial to both eye and ear. Having acquired facility in effecting written transposition, it is now time to turn attention to the more difficult paractice of transposing simultaneously with performance. He who would attain proficiency in this valuable accomplishment must learn to think music. He must have all scale relations, interrelations, signatures, etc., thoroughly within his mental grasp, otherwise he cannot be sure of himself, and his efforts must always be those of hazard instead of certainty. The surest method of procedure is to begin by slowly transposing some one scale and its derivative chords into others above or below, endeavoring to form a mental picture of the notes as they should appear in the new key. In the beginning it is advisable to transpose to and from the more simple keys, or those related most closely to the normal key, C major. For instance, the nearest relatives...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236793498
  • 9781236793492
  • 2,236,832