Song Key Transposer Transpose your chord progression into another Key.

Paste your chord progression into the textarea and press the button to display the transposer. Then select a new key to transpose this song into another Key.

What is transposing?

The word transposition comes from Latin and means relocation. In music, that means transferring a certain musical text to another pitch, higher or lower than the written one, that is, from the written tonality to the appropriate one.

The musical text can be transposed in writing, but in practice, it is necessary for the performer to be able to transpose it directly by playing a certain section in a new key.

This transposition practice is definitely needed, whether you are a singer or a musician, in a band or an orchestra. By learning transposition, you will make your playing easier for both your band and yourself.

You can practice transposing music by using an online chord transcriber (like this tool) for a start.

How do I transpose music?

In addition to being a good composer, Brahms was also an excellent pianist. On one occasion, while he was on tour with the famous Hungarian violinist Ede Remenyi, they were supposed to play Beethoven’s sonata in C minor. Everything was fine until they climbed the podium. Only then did they notice that the piano was tuned half a tone lower!

Remenyi refused to tune his violin because he was afraid that Beethoven's sonata in C minor would lose its effect. Brahms then sat down at the piano and began to transpose the piano section half a ton up on the spot! So he continued to the end and played the whole sonata in C minor, without a single mistake.

If you can’t do it this way, then I suggest starting with some free online chords converter. It will be much easier starting this way – simply put the desired chords and the proper shift will be shown to you. You will learn everything pretty soon.

How to transpose chords?

All other major chords can be obtained from the E major chord by moving it around the neck of the guitar. First, you need to change the finger order of the left hand, so that E major, instead of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fingers (commonly used), will be pressed with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. This is done to release one finger, which will be used for barre grip. If we now move the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th finger by one field to the right and add barre grip 1 finger on the first field we get an F major chord. By moving all the fingers pressing F major by one field to the right we get F #-major.

By further moving in the same way (to the right by one field) we get G major, then G # - major, A major... The name of the chord determines the tone on the sixth string. Major chords are indicated only by a capital letter (E major chord is, for example, denoted only as E).

By moving the E minor chord, the way the E major chord is moved, we get all the other minor chords in order: F minor, F # minor, G minor, G # minor, A minor... Minor chords are denoted by a capital letter with the addition of a lowercase letter m (E-moll chord is denoted only as Em).

Shifting chords A and Am is possible in the same way as in the above examples, only with them the name of the chord determines the tone on the fifth string, in order: A, B, H, C, C #, D...

Shifting chords D and Dm is possible in the same way as in the above examples, only with them the name of the chord determines the tone on the fourth string, in order: D, D #, E, F, F #, G...

Alternatively, you can use a capo to transpose on the guitar. It's a device that's put on a fret and it automatically changes the hey without additional tuning.

To learn better how to transpose chords, find an online song key transposer. It’s the best way to practice this skill.

What is chord conversion?

It is known that the chords of a song often do not suit us. Mostly it’s because some parts of the song can’t be sung because they’re too high or too low. Individual chords can also cause us problems because we can't hold them well (barré) or we don't know the grip at all. Therefore, it is better to transpose them to the right position.

Transposing means transferring (or converting) a certain musical text to another pitch, higher or lower than the written one, that is, from the written tonality to the appropriate one.

There are many techniques available on how to practice chord transposition, but without having to learn how to change all the scales, chords, notes, and everything by heart, you can find a visual chart online explaining how to do it.

Additionally, you can use an online key transposer, that will do the job for you! Transpose any key, any chord, and any song into what you would like to play in. It’s easy, it’s fast, and you will learn everything through practice.

Tips to recognize chords by ear

As one of the most important tools for a musician is hearing, it is very important to train it. Things like the inner ear (the music we hear in the head) are easily transferred to the instrument when we have good hearing. Music starts with hearing and listening, and exercises will help you a lot.

But, it should be noted that there are relative and absolute hearing. The absolute hearing has only 1% of people - it is when you can recognize the tone that someone is playing to you and you don't even see the instrument. It is a very rare ability and usually develops when we are children.

Relative hearing is what 99% of people have. This is what we will train through the lessons. Interval recognition, chord quality, scale recognition, etc.

It is incredibly difficult at first. The hearing takes time to develop and should not be given up. It takes years for hearing to develop. It is important that you can find a chord with the instrument.

Some tips:
• You can play a note dozens of times a day until you learn it by heart. It's time-consuming, but for some people quite necessary.
• You can remember specific songs with their keys and chords and thus remember the cords as well.
• You can visualize while playing and connect the visual image of the chord to the sound.
• Or, a combination of the three, use some online key transposer, or song transposer, which will help you immensely. You will be able to hear, see, and practice notes and chords while having fun.

What is the circle of fifths?

If you have one C major scale of tones C, D, E, F, G, A, H, C, and C major scale is the basis of knowledge of music, you need knowledge of the intervals as well. It is the major scale because between the third and fourth tone in the scale you have one half-step/tone E and tone F / and you have a half-step between the seventh and eighth tone in the scale / tone X and tone C /. If you now make the next scale from the fifth tone in C major scale / fifth / you will get a G major scale, in which between 7 and 8 tones you have a semi-step, tone F#. Why tone F#? Well because between 7 and 8 tones it has to be semi-graded for the scale to be major. And so the tone F rises to the tone F# so that between the tones E and F# there is a whole degree and between the tones F# and G a semi-degree. If you make a new scale from the 5th tone in the G major scale / fifth / now it will be a D major scale that will have two risers, namely: it keeps the tone F#, and the tone C is written on C#. And so on to the C# major scale all from the fifth to the new scale. If you start from the quartet in C major / from the fourth tone / let's say it will be your F tone. So now let's go F, G, A, B / half step 3 and 4 / C, D, E, F / watch 7 and 8 half step /.

The next ladder you will make will be the B major scale, so I wish you good luck, but watch out between 3 and 4; and 7 and 8. Here you have to approach the 4th tone with the third, ie. lower the fourth tone to bring it closer to the third tone in the scale. Each new scale retains those signs / boosters or lowerers / from the previous scale. And then on each tone of any ladder, you can make a chord, ie. ladder chords, first triads, then quads, pents, then alterations, etc. The scales obtained in this way are also called the tonalities of the major scales. As you can see, the C major scale does not have a single step-up or step-down. It is best to have an instrument next to you, say a guitar. So start from tone C in the 1st position on the 5th string, field III, with the third finger of the left hand, that is. ring finger, and so on. So that is your octave C1 and you go to C-2 on the II X string in the first field, with the first finger of your left hand, that is. forefinger.

User reviews of the song key transposer

Sean B.
When I started to transpose music online, instead of just banging my head in the room (I’m a beginner, bear that in mind), I made a huge progression in no time! It’s so easy, you can learn everything, some cool online transposers even have songs and everything! Highly recommend.

My band members always told me that using the transposer was gay, but the joke's on them, everybody congratulates me first after every gig.

Michael Lawton
My friend recommended me this key transposer and I couldn’t be happier. It’s cool, it's fun and so easy to use.

Jimmy C.
I know that a musician has to have great hearing, but ironically, over the years, I've figured out that I'm a better visual learner than audio. The online key transposer has helped me greatly, as I can see what to do while playing, and I have improved greatly as well.