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It depends what sort of Saxophone you're playing ; alto saxes commonly come in two different tunings, Bb and Eb. Naturally, Bb saxophones do not need transposition into a Clarinet. Eb saxes, however need transposition. To change Eb sax music into Bb Clarinet you need to transpose the notes five semitones down.

You can work this out by finding out how much distance there is between the two pieces of music. You can also work out the "concert pitch" or "real pitch" of of the instrument you're transposing it from (i.e. transposing it into C) and then transposing into the tuning of the new instrument.

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Q: How do you transpose alto sax music into b flat clarinet?
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