Transposing selections

You can transpose whole selections together, including key signatures within selections, using the Transpose dialog.


  1. In Write mode, make a selection in the music area.
  2. Choose Write > Transpose to open the Transpose dialog.
  3. Adjust the parameters required for your transposition, such as interval and quality.
    • We recommend using the Calculate interval section to determine your required settings, for example, if you want to transpose from G major to G major.

    • Different intervals have different possible qualities. For example, you can specify a major third but not a major octave. Therefore, if you want to set your transposition parameters manually, we recommend selecting the interval before the quality.

  4. Click OK to save your changes and close the dialog.


All notes in your selection are transposed according to the interval or number of divisions of the octave specified in the Transpose dialog. If your selection included key signatures and you activated Transpose key signatures, all key signatures in the selection are also transposed.

Any figured bass shown on the affected staves is also transposed accordingly.