Music Spirit Posted November 25, 2011 Share Posted November 25, 2011 I have not found a way to transpose chords en masse to a different key for purposes of putting an existing completed arrangement or lead sheet of a song into a different key for a singer. The only way Logic transposes chords is if you create a template where the Staff Style transpose chords and notes globally to the key of a transposing instrument eg Bb trumpet or Eb saxophone. The problem is that it SOUNDS in concert even though it is tranposed, so if you want to revoice say piano chords for a higher or lower key, the notes do not sound in the transposed key, they still sound in the original key. Sure you can just transpose the notes of a part and change the time signature but you are left with the pain of going through all the Chord Symbols and deleting and changing them individually. I tried to find a work around - I wanted to put a song from Dm into Gm for a singer. I had a song in Dm with chords all neatly sorted. I transposed in the staff style both treble and bass of the piano up 5 semitones and it looked pristine chord wise in new key of Gm Then I copied the region and deleted all the notes - hoping to cut and paste the chords into a Gm region. But as soon as I pasted them in the concert part, they revert back to concert - so it did not work. * * * What we need is a feature similar to what you get when you use the Song Title feature. ie if you drag from the Inspector Song Title to the top of the score, it automatically names the chart with the title of your Logic Document/Project But if you double click it, you get an option for 'Change into normal text object' That is what we need for Chords in Logic - it would save so much hassle and time Any thoughts? Best M S Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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