You Raise Me Up-clarinet piece or transposing from piano piece 12:36 on Tuesday, July 13, 2004
I want to play "You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban on the clarinet, but I can`t find sheet music for it. I have a piano piece....but I don`t know how to transpose it, if you can give me information on how to get the sheet music, or how to transpose I would really appreciate it. By the way, I`m only 14 so I don`t really understand the take it down a 3rd stuff, so if you could give me the corrisponding notes piano/clarinet Thank you sooo much
Re: You Raise Me Up-clarinet piece or transposing from piano piece 13:20 on Tuesday, July 13, 2004
If your just playing the piano part for fun then there is no need to transpose. However, if your taking the melody from the piano part and playing it on the clarinet yhen you need to transpose. Especially if someone else accompanies you with the piano.
To transpose from C-Bb you have to raise the note 2 semitones. Example, from C-C# is one semitone so if the piano plays a C then the clarinet plays a D. That`s about as basic as you can get.
Re: You Raise Me Up-clarinet piece or transposing from piano piece 13:30 on Tuesday, July 13, 2004
NOTE: What I am saying will be considerably easier if you know your scales as concert pitches.
To transpose from a C (or Concert) Instrument (like piano, flute, trombone, etc.) to a Bb instrument (Trpt, clarinet, Tenor sax, etc.) you need to first raise every note a whole pitch, or two half-steps. Then, of course you need to add your key signature... Depending on what key it is in on the piano, influences what key it is on the clarinet. You should be able to just add two sharps to the key signature and that should do it for you... If you posted what key it is on and what the main melody sounds like, I can help you better.
Re: You Raise Me Up-clarinet piece or transposing from piano piece 21:17 on Friday, July 16, 2004
To be a good sight transposer you have to be able to read the written note and "think" and play in the new key. This means for Bb instruments on piano, you look at the piano music and think and play the note on the adjacent space or line ABOVE the written note, while taking into account the clarinet key signature. For example, if the written piano note is bottom space F in the key of F, you think and play G, the adjacent line above it. If there are any E notes in the piano music, this means you play F# to take into account the G key signature. Sound confusing? it`s not so bad after repetition. Listen to the melody to see if you are doing it right. With time you can do any number of transpositions. If you play alto or bari sax, it`s a bit different but just another way to "think" when you play. I can transpose for four instruments. Good luck.
I have the sheet music from a book I found, called the Greatest Hits of 2004. You could also try an online search or look in a local music store. If you e-mail me I could get back to you with notes, although it may be in a different key.