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pastyman
12-20-2010, 05:58 AM
A friend of mine sent me this:186481864918650


I hope I have manged to download these ok.

So the sheet shows two discs marked out with chords.
Cut around both discs and stick them to a piece of card.
Place the smaller card over the larger one and fix through the middle with a paper fastener or something similar.
Thats it. you now have a device to enable you transpose songs in one key to another.

Use the outer disc to find the progression you know and turn the disc to the new key and raed off the new progression.
That is not a good description.. If you play a song in say C and want to play it in A then line the A on the smaller disc with the C on the larger one and then read off the progression you want.

I hope this may be of use to you .

pastyman
12-20-2010, 09:55 PM
OOps, was I wrong in thinking this is a useful tool, No comments on it . I wonder if it would have been better in the Beginners section.

Dont feel shy about telling me its a load of c.... p,

ADD
12-20-2010, 11:34 PM
Thanks. It"ll be handy for many of us.

gtpenc
12-21-2010, 01:40 AM
I'm going to print it out and give it a shot. I have friends that can just do this on the fly, but it takes me too long to work it out in my head. I'm an engineer so I think methodically and technically about things (even music). This seems to me to be a good visual way to see how to transpose. Maybe eventually it will then come naturally.

SweetWaterBlue
12-21-2010, 03:57 AM
Very useful gadget. I usually use Chordie or WS64's Transpose (http://tabtransposer.com/)r to transpose, but this I can carry in my case. Thanks for posting it.

roxhum
12-21-2010, 04:01 AM
I thought it sounded very cool. I am just getting to the point that I want to start to transpose songs so I can sing them easier. but I want to buy one already made. To many other things I would rather be, or must be,doing then making the wheel.

Roxhum

spots
12-21-2010, 04:03 AM
This is very helpful!

Thank you very much!

Tor
12-21-2010, 04:08 AM
OOps, was I wrong in thinking this is a useful tool, No comments on it . I wonder if it would have been better in the Beginners section.

Dont feel shy about telling me its a load of c.... p,

It's a superb idea and will be an excellent tool for lots of people. I don't need it myself now, but I would have loved it years past (I used something similar, but it wasn't mechanically mobile and thus more cumbersome). Those who don't know how to transpose in the head should really build that tool, it seems simple enough to make - and using it will also speed up the understanding of keys and soon you'll be able to transpose without it - while otherwise you may never try and thus never figure it out.

ichadwick
12-21-2010, 04:50 AM
Here's one I made, with both large and small versions in one file. The large wheel is for those of us whose eyes need more help... easier to see.
chord change wheel (http://www.ianchadwick.com/essays/ukulele/chord%20wheel.pdf)
Works best if you can print it in colour. I laminated mine, then assembled the two parts. Helps keep it stiff and more durable if laminated.
http://www.ianchadwick.com/ukuleles/images/ukulele/misc/chord_wheel_01.jpg