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Transpose Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    transpose n : a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix v
  1. change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word" [syn: permute, commute]
  2. transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America" [syn: transfer, transplant]
  3. cause to change places; "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size" [syn: counterchange, interchange]
  4. transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
  5. put (a piece of music) into another key
  6. transpose and remain equal in value; "These operators commute with each other" [syn: commute]
  7. change key; "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"
Transpose Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Transpose \Trans*pose"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transposed; p. pr. & vb. n. Transposing.] [F. transposer; pref. trans- (L. trans across) + poser to put. See Pose.]
  1. To change the place or order of; to substitute one for the other of; to exchange, in respect of position; as, to transpose letters, words, or propositions.
  2. To change; to transform; to invert. [R.] Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. --Shak.
  3. (Alg.) To bring, as any term of an equation, from one side over to the other, without destroying the equation; thus, if a + b = c, and we make a = c - b, then b is said to be transposed.
  4. (Gram.) To change the natural order of, as words.
  5. (Mus.) To change the key of.

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Transpose Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Transposition or transposing in music means playing or writing music in a different key. Transposing music means making it sound higher or lower.

Transposing is a useful skill for people who play an instrument, especially the piano or organ. If a pianist is accompanying a singer and the song is a little too high for the singer’s voice it is very useful if he is able to transpose it down so that the music sounds in a lower key. For example: if the music is written in the key of C major it could be transposed down a whole tone so that it sounds in B flat major.

It is a good idea for people who play keyboard instruments or transposing instruments to practise transposing. There are three ways to do this:

1) Transpose each note. For example: when transposing from C to B flat each note has to be one tone lower: an A becomes a G, a G becomes an F, an F becomes an E flat etc.

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