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Transposition: A Handy Guide

A transposing instrument is one for which music notation and chord symbols are not written at concert pitch. Trumpets and saxophones are common examples.

Backing Jam videos display chord changes only in concert pitch due to space restrictions. If you play a transposing instrument, you will need to transpose the chord symbols if you intend to use them.

If you do play a transposing instrument you may already be a whizz at transposition. If you are not, or if you are a player of a non-transposing instrument who wants to write music for transposing instruments, then it is a valuable skill to learn. Fortunately, it’s not as hard as you might think. Download our free guide below and you’ll have everything you need to know.

Transposition Guide
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