OK, so I want to write out two simple sax parts, one alto (Eb) and one tenor (Bb) for a Bb blues. However, I'm writing it for beginners (including me), so both would definitley find it easier to read from charts in written C Major. I'm planning for the tenor to play melody and the alto to play a simple 5th harmony, so that over the tonic the tenor will play within Bb Mixolydian while the alto plays within F dorian... this way the tenor only has to flat one note (the 7th, A) and the alto dosnt have to flat any over the tonic... I think I got that bit right so far?! I plan on keeping the parts dead simple so they can just play from the aforementioned scales... not sure if it'll work yet mind?! What would be the standard way to notate this?! Should it be written entirely in C Major and the player would have to know which notes to flat over which chords, or should I write it in C Major and show the 7th flatted for the tenor as an accidental.. or should it really be notated in the correct key? I'm thinking the easiest way would be to notate in C Major with accidebntals for the flatted 7th for the tenor? From the very light jam we had on Sunday that seemed like the best way to get the point accross, butI really dunno? The alto player is an absolute beginner, like just getting to grips with, non flat & sharp notes.. the other has limited and (I think) confused theory, but has been playing for a while. So I want to make it as simple as possible just so we can all play something together. ta very much like H PS. Go and listen to my mp3s! Unless I promiosed you a CD - it wont be long?!