Transpose Music

  1. How to do it:
    1. in the Score, select a Cluster, Voice, Measure, Part or Section;
    2. from the Menu, under Macros, choose Transpose…;
    3. in the floating window that opens, set the transposition parameters as follows:
      • Direction: select either up or down to raise or lower the selection respectively;
      • Interval: choose a simple interval from the dropdown;
      • Additional octaves: use if you need to transpose by more than one octave, e.g., to transpose by a perfect fifth above one octave, or compound perfect fifth;
      • Keep existing: turn on if you need to maintain the original notes together with their transposition; useful for creating doubling or parallel harmony.
    4. click Apply changes (the check mark button) to execute.
  2. Hints:
    • only chromatic transposition is available;
    • when transposing, mind the current instrument’s own transposition and concert pitch range (select its Part name in the Score, and find this information in the Editor);
    • use Edit/Undo to discard a bad transposition;
    • your chosen transposition parameters are saved for the current session, to help you transpose again by the same interval later on;
    • you don’t need to select Transpose… from the menu for subsequent transpositions. Uncheck auto close in the Transpose… floating window, and keep tweaking the parameters and/or clicking the Apply changes button until the selection looks good to you in the Score. You do need to close the floating window to use playback, though;
    • see also: Use the Macros.

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