Transposing a tune

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  • #81117
    jim pottsjim potts
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    Being a 83 year new leaner, I wonder if there is a way move the key of a tune from D to G , I have pals that are sound players and can only sing in the key of G ??? if so I thank you for your help !!!

    #81120
    cricketcricket
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    move it all up one string…or maybe it would be considered down one string.  To clarify, Jim, what you would play on the E string while playing in D, play that same thing on the A string and you’ll be playing it in G.  Same with everything…if you normally played a line of notes on the A string in D, play those same note positions on the D string and you’re in G…the only difference is your last low string will be that G string, so whatever you played on the D string will be on there and there might be additional lower notes you can’t reach…if that happens you can just go up an octave or somehow avoid having to go to low notes.  Usually that’s not too much of a problem.  I hope that wasn’t as clear as mud…just hop on down a string and play the D tunes the same way on a lower string and you’ll be in G.

    #81123
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Thanks Cricket!

    Jam tracks can be easily transposed in Audacity (free software)

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    1) Open a track, then highlight the entire waveform
    2) Go to Effect > Change Pitch
    3) Change to the desired key or the desired number of semitones
    4) Click Preview to make sure you did it correctly
    5) Save the file under a different name

    #81124
    John (BGD)John (BGD)
    Keymaster

    Thanks Cricket!

    Jam tracks can be easily transposed in Audacity (free software)

    https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

    1) Open a track, then highlight the entire waveform
    2) Go to Effect > Change Pitch
    3) Change to the desired key or the desired number of semitones
    4) Click Preview to make sure you did it correctly
    5) Save the file under a different name

    #81128
    Steve SraderSteve Srader
    Participant

    Great information , I have not changed the pitch for keys yet but now that I know I can the gloves are off , Ha , Ha !

    #81204
    jim pottsjim potts
    Participant

    Cricket, thanks so much , I did as you said and it worked, I will work on this line of thought .

     

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