Transposing for saxophone, trumpet etc.
Things we'd like to see:
Glasses that transpose music
Saxophone is one of several "transposing instruments", which in simple terms means that when you ask a sax player to play a "C" - that's not what you will get. When an alto player plays a "C", we hear an Eb. We therefore call it an "Eb instrument". It means that you have to give players like this a chart in the right key for them.
Below is a transposing calculator to help you do this."Concert key" is the normal key of the song, "their key" is the transposed key the instrument must play to sound like the concert key.

Select the instrument: Concert Key: Their Key:
GarageBand can do the transposing for you, but if your knowledge of transposing intervals could do with a little boost, try our handy transposing calculator on the the GarageDoor | Instruments | Key page.
Musicians and Money
How do you make money from music? Almost all musicians make music for the love of it, and money comes second. Just as well for most of us, because it is damn hard to make good money from it.
Question: How does a musician make a million dollars?
How do you get a bass player off your doorstep?
Your band not getting the gigs & exposure it deserves?
cooking in the garage
Here's a reader review: How to start a "for profit" company , May 15, 2003
Reviewer: Midwest Book Review from Oregon, WI USA

Written by music industry veteran Dan Titus (who draws upon his years of experience as a musician, DJ, producer, and writer), the Garage Band Cookbook: Business Start-Up Guide is a definitive, step-by-step, do-it-yourself, "how-to" manual for establishing a band as a successful commercial venture. The president of the business media-publishing firm Venture Marketing, Dan Titus shows how to start a "for profit" company; provides a business start-up checklist; explains how to finance a commercial venture in music; explains sole proprietorships, limited liability companies, partnerships, and corporations; shows how to write a business plan (a sample plan is included as a template); demonstrates how to write a marketing plan (including the use of publicity); explains how to select a lawyer, an agent, and an accountant; as well as providing invaluable information on insurance and government permits.

Garage Band Cookbook is enhanced with a tandem website that includes PDF ebooks and free software downloads. If you are contemplating taking your band from amateur to professional status, give the Garage Band Cookbook a close and careful reading.
Learning more about playing your instrument........
There is a large selection of books, DVDs,videos & CD-Roms for all instruments on Here are some pages to look at:

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