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Transposing songs
I have a question:
I have a Tyros 1 and so I can transpose.

If there is a song with e.g. two crosses ## is it enough to press twice the transpose button
and still use the same notes in the music sheet indicated. Or is this not possible?
This would playing make much easier (for me!).

Perhaps there is another solution?

Thanks you for your comment.

Hanskr
#1 - February 16, 2012, 09:56:50 AM
 
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Ron Weir

Re: Transposing songs
Yes! I would like to know if that is possible.  I have great problems playing any song with 3 or 4 Sharps or flats!  Actually, I hadn't considered using the transpose button for this purpose, so can someone help?

Ron ???
#2 - February 17, 2012, 08:44:30 AM
 

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Re: Transposing songs
Sorry Chaps, if you transpose the chords you have to alter the notes into the correct key on the sheet... No easy answer. ???
#3 - February 17, 2012, 11:10:03 AM
 
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aprilla

Re: Transposing songs
I have a question:
I have a Tyros 1 and so I can transpose.

If there is a song with e.g. two crosses ## is it enough to press twice the transpose button and still use the same notes in the music sheet indicated. Or is this not possible?
This would playing make much easier (for me!).

Perhaps there is another solution?

Thanks you for your comment.

Hanskr


I think this is possible. You press the transpose to suit singers or other players key but still play the music with the 2 sharps as on sheet. Please correct me if I'm wrong!  :(
#4 - February 17, 2012, 01:14:55 PM
 

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Re: Transposing songs
Aprilla,

Thanks for your answer, but I think I didn't express very well.
I mean, can you than play the notes if the sharps or flates are not there.
So you can avoid the 'difficult' notes, because I often forget those flats.

THanks,

HansKr
#5 - February 17, 2012, 01:30:41 PM
 
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aprilla

Re: Transposing songs
You must follow the music.
But if you got the music in a key that suits you then you could transpose so the keyboard plays/sounds in the difficult key while you play the easier key. How confusing!

It's not the only reason I like MIDI files but one of the reasons; that you can open one in a Notation Program and have it write the notes in whatever key you like best :) :)
Have you ever experimented with this?
#6 - February 17, 2012, 04:00:28 PM
 

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Re: Transposing songs
Thanks Aprilla for your answer.
It's a pity this way isn't possible.

I have never tried a Notation Program, I'm not a genius, I'm just a simple player.
That's why I got this question.

Don't know if it is very difficult to change notes in a Notation Program.

Maybe you have an option?

Thanks in advance.

Hanskr
#7 - February 22, 2012, 09:50:57 AM
 
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Torbjörn

Re: Transposing songs
It's a pity this way isn't possible.

I have never tried a Notation Program, I'm not a genius, I'm just a simple player.
That's why I got this question.

Don't know if it is very difficult to change notes in a Notation Program.

Maybe you have an option?

Thanks in advance.

Hanskr

Hej, hej Hanskr, I think there is an easier way for you as a 'simple ' player:

All what you need is your brain, your eyes for reading and some empty sheets for to write the notes.

Here we go:

Task: Transform Emaj to Cmaj

Emaj (E-Dur) has 4 sharps F# C# G# D#

Cmaj (C-Dur) has no sharps and no flats.

1.) Write in vertical order the Emaj scale
2.) Write beside in vertical order the Cmaj scale

E   ---> C
F# ---> D
G# ---> E
A   ---> F
B   ---> G
C# ---> A
D# ---> B


Now it is very easy; every note in Emaj has a corresponding
note in Cmaj,
e.g.  A in Emaj is F in Cmaj
or F# in Emaj is D in Cmaj.

That means:
Write down always first the original scale and
beside it the scale you want to transform in.

Then write the notes from the Cmaj scale in your sheet; if there are cords writen above the melody it is the same;
an Amaj7 cord in Emaj is an Fmaj7 cord in Cmaj.

I found this in YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWLb9ivZKnc]
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And I found another good movie for people who have difficulties to know what scale it is when the see
e.g. 5flats.

You can use the circle of fifths here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=GB&hl=en-GB&v=xkc_9Ql1HLY

I hope it is a little helpful.

I'm german origin, living in sweden, so my english is not the best.

With musical greetings

Torbjörn
#8 - February 24, 2012, 07:08:18 AM
 

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Re: Transposing songs
Hi Torbjörn,

Thanks for your replay.
I have brains, I have blank sheets and my eyes are still working  ;)
So I will give it a try.
The link you've posted doesn't work, maybe you have another link or the right one.

Your English is very good.

I'm a dutchman living in France, so a really international forum.

Hanskr.


#9 - February 24, 2012, 08:25:27 AM
 
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