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Music Theory, 3E by Michael Miller

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CHAPTER14

Transposing to Other Keys

In This Chapter

  • Understanding transposition
  • Discovering when you need to transpose a song
  • Learning different methods of transposition
  • Using computerized music notation programs to transpose your songs automatically

You’re sitting at your piano, on stage, ready to play the next tune, when the female vocalist walks over to you.

“This song’s a little high for me in B♭,” she says. “Take it down to A.”

Huh?

Or maybe you’re just starting to play guitar, don’t know all the chords yet, and just got the sheet music for one of your favorite songs. You blanch when you discover that the song is in the key of G♭. G-flat! ...

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