This page explains how to use the Capo and Transposition settings in MySongbook. Here we describe 3 different times that a musician will want to use a Capo or transpose a song. MySongbook can easily handle all of these options. Understanding these details is especially important when playing with others in a specific Key.
Description of Options
1. Capo is added at 2nd fret. To keep the Key the same, the C chord be place as a Bb and the D played as a C.
2. Here we want the song transposed from its original Key of C to D. Capo is not used. Rather than playing a C, a D is played. Similarly, for the D and E is played.
3. In the third example, we want the chord fingerings to remain the same, but use a capo to transpose the song up. This is different than #1 where the Key remained the same. Here the Capo is being used to transpose the song. MySongbook cannot differentiate between this and #1, so we must also specify the Transposed Key.*
*There is probably a better User Interface to create this effect. Maybe a selection when a Capo is used to select either:
- Same Key (#1)
- Same Chord Fingering (#3)