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5.4 Transposition by Key and Clef


Transposing all or part of a score can be accomplished in one of several ways. The most common is “transpose globally by key”, e.g. change an entire song from the key of E-Flat to the key of C.

Other transposition methods such as transpose-by-clef, transpose within a selected range and transpose-notes-only are all possible. To transpose the key of a score, first check that the “source” key signature is correct before applying any transposition function...

a. Push the Transpose button or hit Ctrl +T Win (CmndT Mac).


b. The “source” key signature will appear in the main window with its signature name listed in both major and relative minor keys.


FIGURE 5 - 12: Key Transposition

c. Choose to transpose either by Key or by Clef or by Pitch.

d. Use the scroller to select a new key signature if by Key or a new clef sign if by


e. With Closest selected, SmartScore will transpose to the target key, up or down, with the least number of intervals. Choose Up or Down if you wish to make your own choice. Push OK.

For information on additional transposition methods turn to "Transposition", Section 7.2.