Transposing a Song

There are four easy steps to transposing a piece of music.

1) The first thing you do is FIND A COMFORTABLE STARTING PITCH. This means singing through the whole song to make sure all parts of the song are in a good range for you to sing in.

2) Identify the name of the note you have started on.

3) Analize the HALF STEPS between the original starting pitch and your new starting pitch. This distance, called an interval, represents the space between the notes.

4) Move all of the chords up or down by that interval.

Congratulations! You have now transposed a song. Remember, you are not transposing the melody (because this is being sung or played by someone else), just the chords.

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