Definition and background:
The art of taking a composition in one key and putting it into another, either at sight while performing the composition, or on paper. to play music in a key or octave other than the one in which it was written, to suit a particular performer or instrument
To change the key of a piece of music by a specific interval
The act of changing the musical key of an entire piece of music by an interval.
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