Robert Nordling (email@example.com) conducts the Calvin College and Alumni Orchestras and teaches in the music department at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is a resource development specialist for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
Articles by this author:
- A Primer on Transposing Music
For trumpet, clarinet, and French horn players, transposing is a normal part of playing their instrument. For singers, violinists, pianists, and flute players, on the other hand, it may seem like some strange secret code. Instruments that have their notes written differently than they actually sound? Up a step? Down a fifth? What’s that all about?