There is a nice feature that I have found from other music apps that I think would be a huge improvement to Ultimate Guitar.
Say you have a song and you see these chords:
D# - - - Bb - - - Ab - - - D#The Problem
This not might be friendly to read for some musicians. It's a I-V-IV-I progression in the key of Eb (not D#.)
But forget the technical mumbo jumbo. Let's just say, someone has an easier time reading in flats...Here's The Solution
With some other apps I have used, relative keys are switched, depending if you are clicking transpose up or transpose down.
But the other apps, are not user contributions either, so the key does not contain awkward relative chords.
If Ultimate Guitar can was able to understand key signatures, is it possible this could be fixed?Examples
Transposing up from the original chords (above) would output:
E - - - B - - - A - - - E
Transposing up again would ouput:
F - - - C - - - Bb - - - F (notice the Bb. This is correct for the key of F Not A#.)
But what if I prefer a key signature with sharps? Fine I could transpose down once from the original key. The output would be:
D - - - A - - - G - - - D
And then transpose up again. The output would be:
D# - - - A# - - - G# - - - D#
And vice versa. If I prefer flats, I would transpose up again to the key of F, and then down to the key of EB.
Eb - - - Bb - - - Ab - - - Eb
Do correct key signatures or the ability to switch between relative keys (D# vs Eb) matter to you?
If so, reply or something...