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Transposing up a diatonic 2nd

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bassist4ever, Jun 2, 2002.


  1. what is a diatonic second?
    is it just a whole tone?
    isnt Concert Bb a C on a Bb instrument
    i need it to transpose my bass music for clarinet
     
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    You want to transpose a major second, not a diatonic second. I major 2nd is one whole tone. A diatonic 2nd would either be a whole tone or a half tone, depending on where in the scale it falls. For instance, in C major D to E and E to F are both diatonic seconds, but one is a half step and one is a whole step.
     
  3. the page i was looking at tole me to up it a diatonic 2nd... from Concert C...

    ohh im confuseld!
    okay i quit clarinet as of now.....
     
  4. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    If you transpose up or down diatonically, the key stays the same, in effect you're playing a different "mode". If you transpose up or down chromatically, your playing in a different key.