Transpose a lead sheet

Hello.
I try to transpose a lead sheet with melody and chord symbols. When I highlight the system track and do the halftone trnsposing with the shortcuts, the key and the chords are not changed. The transpose dialogue in write mode is sth I don’t understand at all.
How do just do this simple thing ?

This is too general:

Procedure
In Write mode, make a selection in the music area.
Choose Write > Transpose.
The Transpose dialog opens.

Change the options as applicable for the transposition you want.
Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.

Thanx for help

  1. Do Ctrl+A (Windows) or Command-A (Mac), or choose Edit > Select All.
  2. Choose Write > Transpose.
  3. In the ‘Calculate interval’ box on the right-hand side of the dialog, set the existing key in the ‘from’ row, and the desired new key in the ‘to’ row, then click ‘Apply’. This sets up the options on the left-hand side of the dialog to transpose by the right interval and quality.
  4. Ensure ‘Transpose key signatures’ is activated.
  5. Click OK.

Thank you for your answer, but it does not work properly. Is there any manual explanation of the 20 buttons in the transpose window , what they mean and how they work together?
F.e. the intervals that are shown are just the tones in C Major, where do I adjust halftones?
When I try to transpose form C to B halftone lower, there is dim none shown…

why is this all so difficult.

Why is it not possible to transpose the chord symbols the way its done with the notes???

Or is there a space to put in

I am in : C maj

and want to be in Eb minor?
And than all selected objects are transposed?
I can hardly understand the German things like :
transpose way of diminished or augmented or whatever…what does that mean for transpose?

Or Anzahl von Teilungen? What “system” is behind this page???

The procedure I gave you was designed to help you do exactly what you described, i.e. to transpose by a half-step or semitone. I’m now running the German version here, so here is my procedure again with the German names for everything. Apologies that my answer itself is in English, but I don’t speak German (despite working for Steinberg for seven-plus years).

  1. Do Ctrl+A (Windows) or Command-A (Mac), or choose Bearbeiten > Alles auswählen.
  2. Choose Schreiben > Transponieren.
  3. In the ‘Intervall berechnen’ box on the right-hand side of the dialog, set the existing key in the 'von row, and the desired new key in the ‘bis’ row, then click ‘Anwenden’. This sets up the options on the left-hand side of the dialog to transpose by the right interval (‘Intervall’) and quality (‘Art’). If you want to transpose down a half-step from C to B, for example, in ‘von’ choose ‘C’ and set ‘in Oktave’ to 4, then in ‘bis’ choose ‘H’ and set ‘in Oktave’ to 3. If you want to transpose up from C major to E flat major (you cannot also perform a modal transposition to make major music minor), in ‘von’ choose ‘C’ and set ‘in Oktave’ to 4, then in ‘bis’ choose ‘E’, ‘Be’, and set ‘in Oktave’ to 4 as well.
  4. Ensure ‘Tonarten transponieren’ is activated.
  5. Click OK.

The dialog’s full operation is described in German here, though I’m afraid the screenshot shown is in English (as all screenshots in the documentation are).

Sorry may be I am to stupid.

Why do have to put in the number “4” what does it stand for? And what does “in Oktave” mean. in the musical sense here??
And I just can choose intervals from the Cmajor key. I can’t choose Eb f.e.

Ignore the number 4. It’s not relevant unless you want to transpose more than an octave. It’s referring to the octave numbers on a MIDI keyboard, like these:

gogollny, are you looking at the box on the right-hand side of the dialog that has the heading ‘Intervall berechnen’? That’s where you specify the “from” (von) and “to” (bis) keys.

gogoliny,

den Bereich “Intervall berechnen” brauchst Du nur, wenn Du das Intervall nicht selbst bestimmen kannst. In der ersten Zeile (von:) gibst Du die Ausgangstonart an. Dazu wählst Du erst den Stammton, dann ggf. Vorzeichen (z. B. C - Kreuz für Cis, im Englischen C#). In Deinem Fall brauchst Du also nur C zu wählen und lässt “Auflösungszeichen” einfach stehen. Die Oktave kannst Du auf 4 lassen.
In der zweiten Zeile wähle dann die Zieltonart. Also in Deinem Beispiel: E - Be. Wenn Du aufwärts transponieren willst, lasse die Oktave bei 4, andernfalls wähle dort 3.

Klicke dann auf “Anwenden” und Dorico berechnet für Dich das Intervall. In Deinem Beispiel (C -> Es) sollte Art: Klein und Intervall: Terz entstehen.

Wenn Du in der Lage bist, Intervalle selbst zu bestimmen, kannst Du auch das Intervall von Hand wählen (hier geht es um Grob-Intervalle) und dann die Art (Feinbestimmung). Vielleicht wäre es geschickter, die beiden Felder zu tauschen.

Ich glaube, die Verwirrung im Deutschen entsteht durch die Übersetzung. Im Englischen ist die Bezeichnung der Tonarten einfacher (Stammton plus b, # oder Auflösungszeichen).

Wie Daniel bereits sagte, kann man natürlich nicht von einer Dur- in eine Moll-Tonart transponieren. Das macht musikalisch keinen Sinn.

Thomas

Daniel,

the translation for “to” should be “nach” in this case. Perhaps this can be corrected in a future version.

Thomas

Danke für die Hinweise Thomas, das hat etwas zur Klärung beigetragen.