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Transposing Guitar Songs

Transposing is where you take the chords for a song, and change them all to a higher or lower key, keeping the relationship between the chords intact.

The main reasons for wanting to do this are:

- The key doesn't suit your singing voice

- The song is in a key which produces difficult-to-play chords ( e.g. a flat or sharp key ).

I've written an article which gives you a simplified way of transposing song chords, and understanding the concept behind it, you can view it at:


After you've done this a few times, it will become instinctive, so that you can read a song in the key of Eb, and transpose it to D or E without having to stop and think about it.

Enjoy your music,

P.J. Murphy
webmaster, PJ's Guitar Chords & Lyrics
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