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#150175 - 02/10/12 11:30 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] transpose only selected chords?
blue-moves Offline
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transpose only selected chords?

is it possible? i haven't found a way...

sometimes in the middle of a tune i want to transpose just a section of the chord sequence - would be good if there was a way you could select those chords and transpose them en masse - at the mo i have to go through and re-type them all.. (and i'm too lazy for that malarky!)

thoughts?

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#150176 - 02/10/12 12:18 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: blue-moves]
Cerio Offline
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Select the chords, then Edit -> Transpose -> Transpose From...To... -> You're done.

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#150177 - 02/10/12 12:31 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: Cerio]
blue-moves Offline
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forgot to say - i'm on a mac.. 'edit > transpose' works only globally.. *grumble*

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#428962 - 09/06/17 11:15 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: blue-moves]
Forecast Offline
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I realize that I am responding to a pretty old post, but years later this user still hasn't been able to find an easy way to transpose selected chords in BIAB UltraPAK for Mac 2017 (which I love, overall) without transposing the whole song.

Here's a workaround I use, assuming transposing selected chords still isn't a function native to 2017 BIAB.

With the project I'm working on open and saved (C major), I selected and copied the chord progression I wanted to transpose; next, I opened a new project (it turned out it was in the same style as my original project and in C major -- not sure whether that matters or not); and then, I pasted the selected progression in Bar 1.

After that, I clicked on the "key" button and changed the key from C major to D major, and the chords I pasted were automatically transposed up two semi tones, which is what I wanted.

Finally, I copied and pasted the transposed chords back into to my original project. The whole operation took less than a minute, which was much faster and more accurate than retyping 12 chord symbols in this case.

It would be a great upgrade to be able to select a chord progression and then go to "Selected Chord(s) Transposition" in a menu and type in the number of semitones for the transposition, up or down.

If something like this already exists, I obviously haven't found it and would like to know if it does in fact exist and where to access it.

If there's an easier workaround, please share it.

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#428997 - 09/06/17 03:53 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: Forecast]
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I'm not aware of a feature to do this for specific chords, but if not there, the idea has merit.

BTW, welcome to the forums.
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#429008 - 09/06/17 05:02 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: blue-moves]
Matt Finley Offline
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Welcome, Forecast. Just to clarify, this function has already exited for years in the PC version. Cerio, above, gave the steps, and it works beautifully.

Are you saying the Mac version does not have this command? If so, then

+1 to make the Mac version match the PC version
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#429027 - 09/07/17 03:27 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: Matt Finley]
Forecast Offline
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Thanks for your reply, Matt. Where would I find the transposition steps Cerio provided?

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#429028 - 09/07/17 04:05 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: blue-moves]
Noel96 Offline
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Forecast,

With the Windows version of the program, the tool is found under "Edit | Transpose".

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#429030 - 09/07/17 04:46 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: Forecast]
MarioD Offline
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Forecast, Cerio's method is even easier if you highlight the measures you want to transpose. This way the transfer from and how many bars windows are already filled in for you.

Good luck.
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#429033 - 09/07/17 06:33 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: blue-moves]
Matt Finley Offline
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It’s the Edit menu, Transpose, Transpose From .. To. Choose key.

Highlight the bars first and they are already selected, as just mentioned.

Unless the Mac version doesn’t have this?
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#429049 - 09/07/17 09:55 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: Forecast]
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Doesn't cut and paste work in Mac? This works for me when I want to copy selected chords.
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#429073 - 09/07/17 12:37 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: blue-moves]
Matt Finley Offline
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Ray, I think it does but how does that help him transpose just a section?
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#429084 - 09/07/17 02:48 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: raymb1]
Pipeline Offline
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Originally Posted By: raymb1
Doesn't cut and paste work in Mac? This works for me when I want to copy selected chords.


I tried running 2 instances of MacBB transposed one and copied a section but it would not paste into the other instance like you can with the audio edit window.

You can add it to the chart Band-in-a-Box Feature Comparison Chart - Windows Versus Mac

But let's see in we get a Cross-platform 64bit Biab at the end of the year.
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#429090 - 09/07/17 03:36 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: Matt Finley]
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My bad! Read OP's post too quickly.
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#429091 - 09/07/17 03:46 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: blue-moves]
Matt Finley Offline
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Pipeline, I assume you first verified that Transpose From To is not available on the Mac version.

Blue moves, looks like it won’t work on the Mac version of BIAB.

You could consider getting the PC version and a utility to run that on the Mac. It may sound strange but Dr. Peter Gannon (the PG of PG Music) develops the program that way.

In the meantime as Pipeline said, this needs to go in the Mac version Wishlist.
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#429093 - 09/07/17 05:28 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: Matt Finley]
Pipeline Offline
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I will have to sit down one day and go through them both side by side.
But, I think will wait n see what happens at the end of the year.


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#429108 - 09/07/17 07:21 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: blue-moves]
Matt Finley Offline
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Thanks!

+1 for the original request (Mac version only). It's a very useful function.
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#429113 - 09/07/17 08:23 PM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: Matt Finley]
Pipeline Offline
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Here's a Mac/Win Menu Comparison, Win users can use it to support Mac users, just pause the videos to read, if you download the video it will play clear:

Watch Mac https://www.dropbox.com/s/iey9mhehz9cdxrq/MacBB_Menu.mp4?dl=0
Download Mac https://www.dropbox.com/s/iey9mhehz9cdxrq/MacBB_Menu.mp4?dl=1

Watch Win https://www.dropbox.com/s/3vh5pejrfyaaoa6/WinBB_Menu.mp4?dl=0
Download Win https://www.dropbox.com/s/3vh5pejrfyaaoa6/WinBB_Menu.mp4?dl=1

Click No Thanks Continue if you get a login
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#429134 - 09/08/17 04:23 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: Matt Finley]
Forecast Offline
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Registered: 09/06/17
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The three transposition options in the Edit menu (on a Mac) are, as follows: Transpose Down 1 semitone, Transpose UP 1 semitone, and Transpose # of semitones.

Even when four bars of chords have been selected, for example, all of the transposition options above still transpose the entire song/project (instead of just the chords I chose), which is why I went with my workaround.

So, it looks like the Mac version of BIAB doesn't have the command, which you have described.

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#429142 - 09/08/17 06:08 AM [Band-in-a-Box Wishlist] Re: transpose only selected chords? [Re: Matt Finley]
Forecast Offline
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Originally Posted By: Matt Finley
Thanks!

+1 for the original request (Mac version only). It's a very useful function.


Sounds great, but how do I "engage" +1? I have no experience with this; so, if you wouldn't mind explaining it a bit more, I'd appreciate it.

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