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Name: Transposition: Changing Keys
ID: m10668
Language: English (en)
Summary: Transposition, or changing the key of a piece of music, can be useful and is sometimes necessary to make music more singable or playable. Music is transposed by raising or lowering every note by the same interval.
Subject: Arts
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)
Copyright Holders: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)
Maintainers: Catherine Schmidt-Jones (caschmidtjones@gmail.com)

Latest version: 2.18 (history)
First publication date: Feb 14, 2007 8:58 pm -0600
Last revision to module: Oct 1, 2011 7:55 pm -0500

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Version History

Version: 2.20 Feb 15, 2013 7:38 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
took down call for research study participants

Version: 2.19 Jan 18, 2013 6:17 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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added call for research study participants

Version: 2.18 Oct 1, 2011 7:55 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones Currently viewing this version.
Changes:
link to blog

Version: 2.17 Jul 9, 2011 2:19 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
fixed error in example 5 (figure 13b)

Version: 2.16 Mar 11, 2011 10:25 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
removed from survey

Version: 2.15 Apr 13, 2010 7:01 pm -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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linked to survey

Version: 2.14 Dec 30, 2009 8:42 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Added Google analytics code

Version: 2.13 Feb 14, 2007 10:54 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
redid some figures for consistency between print and on-line versions

Version: 2.12 Feb 8, 2007 3:50 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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added eps files from outlined svg files

Version: 2.11 Jan 29, 2007 11:01 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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replaced bad svg files

Version: 2.10 Jan 23, 2007 2:20 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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added eps CNXML

Version: 2.9 Jan 22, 2007 10:15 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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fixed figure CNXML

Version: 2.8 Dec 13, 2006 9:16 am -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Extensive rewrite, including rearranging order of materials, changing examples, and adding instructions for transposing instruments

Version: 2.7 May 17, 2005 7:38 pm -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom
Changes:
update to cnxml-0.5

Version: 2.6 Apr 4, 2005 10:51 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Changed an incorrect solution and added some links in the text.

Version: 2.5 Jun 8, 2004 9:39 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
 Changed note about transposing instruments.

Version: 2.4 Jun 8, 2004 9:36 am -0500 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
 typo

Version: 2.3 Dec 16, 2003 2:11 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Changed incorrect information about the Circle of Fifths, and added some links

Version: 2.2 Nov 4, 2003 2:20 pm -0600 by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Changes:
Added section on changing chords for musicians who don't read music.

Version: 2.1 Oct 13, 2003 1:01 pm -0500 by (None)
Changes:
Added links

Version: 2.0 Jun 13, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Changes:
Added initial template for new module m10668

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