Change the Key For Free
Chord transitioning is the process of changing the key of a particular song. It is usually to put the song in a key that is easier to sing. In an earlier post (Song Lyrics and Chords – Seaside Funk’s Top 4 Sites), I shared where to get free lyrics online. How many times have you downloaded the chords and lyrics and found the key was too high for your range? I run into this often.
If you are a solo performer you have 2 options, use a guitar capo (see my blog What Is A Guitar Capo?) or transition the chords to a key that is comfortable to fit your vocal range. The capo option is the easiest but once you get to the 5th fret, an acoustic guitar starts to lose its full body sound. Option #2 is to transition the song to fit your range. If you are in a band, option #2 is the only option.
Now I am not one that can visualize the chords for a successful transition of a song so I would, with great frustration, work out each chord by counting frets from the core chord of the song. I am here to show you a better way.
Transposr.com comes from the makers of Planning Center and allows you to transpose a song from an MP3 file or a Text File.
It’s So Easy
Text: Copy the content of your text file into the blank page and select the original key of the song followed by the new key and select Transpose. So easy.
MP3: Upload an MP3 file you want to transpose. Decide if you want to transpose in half steps or from the original key to a new key. Boom, a new MP3 is created in the new key. This is really helpful for transposing backing tracks to your style.
There you have it and, if interested, you can join, for free, and take advantage of other services offered by Planning Center. Check it out first. If all you want to do is transpose text or MP3 files, bookmark the site. T
Share this blog with a musician friend, I am sure they will enjoy this free service.