i wrote a song earlier, which i capoed on the 7th fret, and for the purposes of playing it live, with the other guy in the band, i though it'd be cool to transpose it so it was open

thing is...i dont know how to transpose...so if anyone could help, it would be really appreciated
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im aware of that...but it's the sort of, moving the chords down so that they're the same chord only in open fingering

Norman Blake did it for one of our songs once, and i dont know how
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Well, if you know what chords they are, you know how chords are formed, then this would be easy, wuddnit?

What you can probably do easily enough is move down the fretted notes by the old "Up a string, down 5 frets" rule, and hope the open strings are in key.
i know the chords, but i dunno how i make them XD

so...G becomes D?
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I'm not too good with american notation, but you have to keep the intervals the same.

For instance in C major, there's a half tone interval between B and C, and a half tone interval between F and G. All other intervals are full tones. So if you transpose everything up one full tone, then:

A becomes B
B becomes C#
C becomes D
D becomes E
E becomes F#
F becomes G
G becomes A2

C and F are increased a half tone interval to keep the half tone intervals at the same positions.

Now if you are in another key, you will have half tone intervals at different positions and possibly more than the two in C major.

Does this make sense? I usually do this by ear and I am at work (without any instruments). I can't verify if I'm right, but I think that must be it.

If you give me the key of your song, or the notes in the part you want to transpose, I can try to help you transpose it.
I didn't read the above post but it looked helpful (i'm lazy). I will just say that:

Remember when you transpose chords that it's not that hard. After you change the note of the chord, the rest of it stays the same.

If you had a I-IV-V in C and you're transposing to G it would look like this:

In C: C-F-G

(find I-IV-V in G and use those notes)

In G: G-C-D

The extensions would stay the same so if you started with something like Cmaj7-Fmaj7-G7, when you transposed it to G it would be: Gmaj7-Cmaj7-D7.
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