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Transposition Chart

Here is the master transposition chart. It can be used for a couple of different tasks.

1. You can use the chart to find what a particular chord shape would sound like when you have the capo on different frets. For this you are using the top green row to tell you what fret you should put the capo.

2. You can use the chart to transpose a song to a different key, usually into on of the basic guitar keys (C G D A E). For doing this you are going to work backwards. Find the chords sound that you are looking to get in one of the capo fret columns, then see if it will produce a comfortable open position chord shape in the far left column.

capo fret
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
A
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A#/Bb
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
B
C
C#/Db
D
D#/Eb
E
F
F#/Gb
G
G#/Ab
A
A#/Bb

Page 4, the guitar keys

Page 6, transposition chart examples

 

Using a guitar capo jump zone

Guitar capo basics
Putting the capo on your guitar
Understanding the basics of notes
The "Guitar Keys"

Capo transposition chart
Transposition chart examples
Arranging a song for 2 or more guitars
Buy a capo



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