Transpose Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
n : a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a
- change the order or arrangement of; "Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word" [syn: permute, commute]
- transfer from one place or period to another; "The ancient Greek story was transplanted into Modern America" [syn: transfer, transplant]
- cause to change places; "interchange this screw for one of a smaller size" [syn: counterchange, interchange]
- transfer a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side reversing its sign, in order to maintain equality
- put (a piece of music) into another key
- transpose and remain equal in value; "These operators commute with each other" [syn: commute]
- change key; "Can you transpose this fugue into G major?"
- 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.]
- 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.
- To change; to transform; to invert. [R.] Things base and vile, holding no quantity, Love can transpose to form and dignity. --Shak.
- (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.
- (Gram.) To change the natural order of, as words.
- (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.[See more about Transpose at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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