Incorrect key signature.

• May 5, 2018 - 19:03

When I try to change the key signature of a staff in some music that I'm working on,(ising the "drag and drop" method described) to "G", the signature appears as "E" instead.


I"m guessing this is music for an Eb transposing instrument like alto saxophone, in which case this is completely normal. You need to add the concert key signature. Otherwise, chaos would ensue when writing music for mixed instruments (and indeed, the vast majority of scores for alto saxophone involve instruments of other transpositions as well).

So, if you want the end result of "G" for an Eb transposing instrument, be sure to add the correct concert key signature, which would be Bb.

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