How to Transpose Chords
by Glenn Weiser

Degree

Diatonic chords - I, IV, and V are major, II, III, and VI are minor, and VII is diminished.

I (Key) C Db D Eb E F Gb G Ab A Bb B
II Dm Ebm Em Fm F#m Gm Abm Am Bbm Bm Cm C#m
III Em Fm F#m Gm G#m Am Bbm Bm Cm C#m Dm D#m
IV F Gb G Ab A Bb Cb C Db D Eb E
V / V7 G(7) Ab(7) A(7) Bb(7) B(7) C(7) Db(7) D(7) Eb(7) E(7) F(7) F#(7)
VI Am Bbm Bm Cm C#m Dm Ebm Em Fm F#m Gm G#m
VII Bdim Cdim C#dim Ddim D#dim Edim Fdim F#dim Gdim G#dim Adim A#dim

 Frequently used out-of-key chords - secondary dominants and major triads built on accidentals.

V7 of V D7 Eb7 E7 F7 F# 7 G7 Ab7 A7 Bb7 B7 C7 C#7
V7 of II A7 Bb7 B7 C7 C#7 D7 Eb7 E7 F7 F#7 G7 G#7
V7 of III B7 C7 C#7 D7 Eb7 E7 F7 F#7 G7 G#7 A7 Bb7
V7 of VI E7 F7 F# 7 G7 Ab7 A7 Bb7 B7 C7 C#7 D7 Eb7
bIII maj Eb E F Gb G Ab A Bb B C Db D
bVI maj Ab A Bb B C Db D Eb E F Bb G
bVII maj Bb B C Db D Eb E F Gb G Ab A
How to use this chart:
1) Determine the key of the song at hand. This is most reliably indicated by the last chord of the song.
2) Find the key of the song in the yellow row, look down that column, and find the chords to the song. Note each chord's position by row, and remember it's Roman numerical value (I, II, V, etc).
3) Find the key to which you want to transpose the song in the yellow row, and then find the equivalent chords in that column using the Roman numerals. This will then yield the same sequence of chords in the new key.
4) The V chord (e.g. G in key of C) is often played as a 7th (e.g. G7 in the key of C), so a parenthetical 7 appears after the  chords in the V chord row.

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