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Take Five

This tune is in 5/4 time in the E-flat minor key. Just two chords apart from a bridge which is a cycle of fourths.
Concert Eb | Bb
Bb Sax part F | C
E-flat minor is a minor scale consisting of the pitches E♭, F, G♭, A♭, B♭, C♭, and D♭. In the harmonic minor, the D♭ is raised to D♮. Its key signature consists of six flats.
It could be easier on flute, but might sound better on soprano sax

Dave Brubeck's classic, Take 5 uses only two chords throughout, for both the main melody and the subsequent improvisations. It's in a minor key (we've chosen F here, but the original the more challenging Eb) and the whole piece rocks back and forth between chords I and V of the scale - F and C, only instead of the traditional major chord on the fifth, we have instead a minor 7th.

So the resulting pattern is F minor - Cminor7

ptrsnkm take five chords

piano tutorial- Take Five- Dave Brubeck

Take Five Sheet Music How to tackle the tune
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