Transposing chord symbols

You can transpose chord symbols after you have input them, independently of any notes.

  • Dorico Pro automatically shows the appropriate chord symbols for transposing instruments in transposing layouts.

  • If you want to transpose chord symbols to reflect a capo, you can instead show capo chord symbols.


  1. In Write mode, select the chord symbols you want to transpose.
  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.


The selected chord symbols are transposed.