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Raising tones

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by FreeSpirit, Feb 17, 2005.


  1. So i got a piece for Sunday's worship. I got a note that says "Raise this one tone to F." It is standard in the key of Eb (B E A flats)so to raise it one tone do i just raise every note up one bar line, then just change all the B's to flats. aswell if this was to be raise it 3 tones would it be up three bar lines then change the key signiture.

    Example:

    First bar in Eb is: G F G F G F

    would this change to

    A G A G A G

    The rythm is 1 + 2 + 3 4
     
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Forget about tones and look at the key signature of where they want you to go. Eb major to F major, three flats to one flat. SO take yer staff paper and put a flat sign on the B and then go back to your Eb chart and write the scale degree over the note. Then go back to your F chart and write in the note for the scale degree. In other words

    Eb =1 or tonic F = 1
    F = 2 G = 2
    G = 3 A = 3
    Ab = 4 Bb = 4
    Bb = 5 C = 5
    C = 6 D= 6
    D = 7 E = 7

    So your line on the first chart goes
    Eb G Ab A Bb
    that's 1 3 4 #4 5, right?

    So look at the F chart, that's F A Bb B (Bb #, right?) C.
    Clear?