HOWTO shift any song into a major key

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10 Responses to “HOWTO shift any song into a major key”

  1. William Joseph Dunn says:

    Eeew.

  2. Alexander Janssen says:

    The funny thing is, this might circumvent these nasty “The video is not available”-GEMA-fails in the Germanys.

  3. philmillman says:

    Wouldn’t it make more sense in C Major? 

    • Yeah, if you’re playing piano of guitar that’s easier as fingerings will be the same to an extent, just shifted. Easier from a mechanical point of view if you are playing an instrument, but would require changing every single pitch in a digital file. 

  4. Paper Kosmonaut says:

    It sounds bad. And weirder than the more elaborate note-for-note version, if you ask me.

  5. Bushbaby says:

    You’ll need the polyphonic version (“Singletrack”) — quite a bit more than the $99 version (which only handles monophonic material).

  6. It sounds like a hack.  The chords don’t fit together as such.  You can’t just transpose chords from minor to major and have the melody make sense

  7. Steve Rowell says:

    I dunno… Making an app to shift pop songs into minor keys would be much more interesting.

    • Donald Petersen says:

      Personally, I prefer having flesh & blood musicians do it.  (Check out the weirdness that A Perfect Circle visited upon their cover of Lennon’s Imagine.)

      Having machines transpose songs into unorthodox keys and modes?  That there’s the devil’s work.

  8. Adam Yeargin says:

    I think that REM song transposes it to the relative major key, keeping the same key signature.  It’s different than just changing it from A minor to A major.

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