I guess I should really ask Notes Norton this question, him being our forum sax expert and all, but I thought I'd do it as a new topic as others might be interested. If not, sorry.
As one of those singers you all mock and deride because I don't play any intruments,[it's ok, I can take the insults] -
I don't really NEED to know what key a song is in, I can either sing in that key or I can't, but when I get backing tracks made or buy tracks that are already made, my duo partner - needs to work out what key they are in for his Alto sax. To save him having to work it out in his head, Ilke to be able to tell him - and to note it down on the CD inlay.
I have to admit that I do get confused when sharps & flats and major and minor come into the picture but I know that whatever key I sing a song in, he will play his alto sax a minor third below - which would be fine if I knew what a minor third was!!!
hee hee. But I have a list of what a copy key will be for him and
I know that
Ab/G# for me is in F for his sax
G for me is E for his sax
Gb/F# for me is Eb/D# for his sax
F for me is D for his sax
E for me is Db/C# for his sax
Eb for me is C for his sax
D for me is B for his sax
Db/C# for me is Bb/A# for his sax
C for me is A for his sax
B for me is Ab/G# for his sax
Bb fo rme is G for his sax
A for me is Gb/F# for his sax
And I just consult this list so I can also work out what key he will have to play his sax in. He thinks I have sussed keys out but I haven't. It's like a foreign language to me.
I just got a fab jazz version of 'Light my fire' and its in Cm.
THAT isn't on my list
I also have another song in Ebm copy key
and one in Dm
they aren't on my list either.
so can someone help this ignoramus out and make me a list of what the alto sax keys would be for songs that are in minor copy keys, please?
Or tell me where I can find a list online to print out.
Any help appreciated - please don't mock me TOO much.