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Flashcards in 11. Transposition - Major Key to Minor Key Deck (11):
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What is transposition?

Writing or playing music at a difference pitch or in a different key.

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What is transposition from a Major Key to a Major Ey?

When music is written or played at a different pitch.

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What are the steps when transposing from a Major key to a Major key?

Name the original key first.
Start at the tonic note and count UP to determine the interval note name.
The TOP note names the NEW Major key.
All notes must move up the same interval.

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When a Major key is transposed to a new key - what will the new key always be?

Major

5

What happens when you transpose a melody with accidentals?

The original and transposed melody will contain accidentals. The original and transposed melody will contain the accidental that raises or lowers the note.

6

What do you have to observe when adding accidentals In the transposed melody?

The key signature. When transposing to a new key, the note of the same degree in the new key is lowered or raised by the accidental.

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When transposing a melody UP to a new key - what do you determine first?

The interval.

8

In determining the interval when transposing a melody UP to a new key, what does the bottom note and the top note of the interval name?

Bottom note names the original key.
Top note names the new key.

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Where do you write the interval when transposing a melody up an interval? What does that note determine?

The interval is written ABOVE the Tonic note of the given melody. The TOP note determines the new key.

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What happens when you transpose a melody to a new key?

A Major Key will ALWAYS remain a Major Key. All the notes move up the same interval.

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What are the steps to transpose a melody to a new key?

Draw a staff in the margin.
Write the interval above the Tonic note of the given melody.
The top note names the new key.