Transposing to New Keys

There are many reasons to transpose an entire score up or down. You may need a new key to accommodate the range of a vocalist, or perhaps after transposing a part for extraction, you realize that the part goes out or the range of the instrument.

Transposing to a new key transposes both the Performance (sound) and Notation (display) of the music.

To Transpose to a New Key

  • Select the staff/track you want to change. You can transpose all of the staves at once by running this action on the selected document.
  • Select Transpose from the list of Actions in the Properties Palette

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Select Transpose from the ribbon menu in the "Home" tab.

  • In the Interval section, select the interval of transposition from the drop list. Predefined intervals range from Prime (no transposition) to Augmented 13th (1 octave + 10 half steps).

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Set the octave and number of half steps in the Octave and Half Steps fields.

  • Check the Performance box in the Transposition Affects section.
  • Check the Notation box.
  • Check the Change Key box.
  • Click the Apply button to transpose the music.