#1
What does it mean to transpose a chord by lets say; Down 2 Half Steps?
What is "Standard "
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#2
Im no musical theorist, so could be off, but standard is open E or E standard (same thing).

down 2 half steps (wouldnt that be a hole step?) - each fret is a step. for example, if you barre the 3rd fret and slide down one fret (2nd fret) you have moved a half step, thus a whole step or 2 half steps would be like moving from G to A (bypassing Ab (A flat)). When you hit open you are at the lowest tone you can make in that tuning (open top/ E string is lowest note). When a song requires a deeper note than what can be achieved you need to "drop" your tuning. So it follows the same idea - you are changing the open note to 2 frets lower :. going from E(std) -> Eb -> D. By dropping the top/deep string you are going to drop D. If you tune all strings down you would be in D standard. If your playing like a G power chord, you would be moving to F power chord without changing tuning. Hope this helps

Im not sure how it works between EF and BC or if it follows the same rules.
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#3
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Im no musical theorist, so could be off, but standard is open E or E standard (same thing).

down 2 half steps (wouldnt that be a hole step?) - each fret is a step. for example, if you barre the 3rd fret and slide down one fret (2nd fret) you have moved a half step, thus a whole step or 2 half steps would be like moving from G to A (bypassing Ab (A flat)). When you hit open you are at the lowest tone you can make in that tuning (open top/ E string is lowest note). When a song requires a deeper note than what can be achieved you need to "drop" your tuning. So it follows the same idea - you are changing the open note to 2 frets lower :. going from E(std) -> Eb -> D. By dropping the top/deep string you are going to drop D. If you tune all strings down you would be in D standard. If your playing like a G power chord, you would be moving to F power chord without changing tuning. Hope this helps

Im not sure how it works between EF and BC or if it follows the same rules.

The difference between E to F and B to C is a half step. So if you went one step down from F, you would go down to D#. And yes, standard tuning is EADGBe.
#4
so wait, if I am trying to play a song that is played with a capo on 2 and I want to transpose it so I can play it without a capo, do I transpose up or down, and how many?
#5
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so wait, if I am trying to play a song that is played with a capo on 2 and I want to transpose it so I can play it without a capo, do I transpose up or down, and how many?
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