Written by bookofjames Tuesday, 23 February 2010 14:52
Transposing is simply raising the key of a song higher.
All you need to do is to raise all the chords of the song a tone/whole step, then whatever minor/major or numbers behind the chord, you just follow.
G7 - A7
Emaj9 - F#maj9
Bm - C#m
Asus2 - Bsus2.
Get it? It's not that difficult after all.
Of course you can use the same knowledge to lower the key of a song. In fact to any key you want, just remember that whatever number of semi-tone you change to one chord, it must be done the same to all the rest of the other chord.
By having a good knowledge of scales will help you do this easier. Do take a look at it in the article page.
Note: You can also raise the key by a semi-tone/half-step, but more often we do it a tone/whole step.
Note: Usually we play the V7 of the next key we are going into to start the transpose. Give a better turn around. If you don't know what is V7, look at the "Diatonic Chords" article.
Problems with IE7
Some of you are having problems accessing G4C with IE7. This is a known IE7 problem. Please upgrade to IE8 or use Firefox or Google Chrome.
G4C Classified ads!
Problems accessing Song Search?
We understand many of you were having problems accessing Song Search. Thanks to your feedback, we have identified the problem and fixed it.
Please try again now. It should be working.
Song Search key change now available
Thanks to jamkid, we now have the key change function in the song search!
Simply click on the Key of the song on the chords page and select the new Key from the floating selection. Check with us if you have problems finding it.
G4C now on Twitter and Facebook!
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
Click on the icons in the left menu below!