Transposing Chords

Transposition is when you move something from one key to another. This concept is simple to use and grasp. The easiest way to transpose is to have a listing of the notes of all the major scales in front of you (as shown in the chart below). Let's say that you have a chord progression of C - F - G, and you want to transpose it to the key of A from the key of C. You would go to the C major scale in the chart (below) and see that C is the I degree, F is the IV degree, and G is the V degree. Now you must go to the A major scale and see that the I degree is A, the IV degree is D, and the V degree E. So what you would do is play an A - D - E progression instead of a C - F - G progression.
Note: If the chord is a Cmaj7 then you would change it to an Amaj7. The same applies for any other type of chord.

Major Scale Note & Degree Chart

Scale I II / IX III IV / XI V VI / XIII VII I (octave)
A A B C♯ D E F♯ G♯ A
A♯ A♯ B♯ C♯♯ D♯ E♯ F♯♯ G♯♯ A♯
B♭ B♭ C D E♭ F G A B♭
B B C♯ D♯ E F♯ G♯ A♯ B
C C D E F G A B C
C♯ C♯ D♯ E♯ F♯ G♯ A♯ B♯ C♯
D♭ D♭ E♭ F G♭ A♭ B♭ C D♭
D D E F♯ G A B C♯ D
D♯ D♯ E♯ F♯♯ G♯ A♯ B♯ C♯♯ D♯
E♭ E♭ F G A♭ B♭ C D E♭
E E F♯ G♯ A B C♯ D♯ E
F F G A B♭ C D E F
F♯ F♯ G♯ A♯ B C♯ D♯ E♯ F♯
G♭ G♭ A♭ B♭ C♭ D♭ E♭ F G♭
G G A B C D E F♯ G
G♯ G♯ A♯ B♯ C♯ D♯ E♯ F♯♯ G♯
A♭ A♭ B♭ C D♭ E♭ F G A♭
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