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KEYBOARDS II: Safe transposition method

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The safe transposition method…

Here is the safest transposing method. If you only transpose occasionally and wish to avoid any possible problems with jacks jamming—especially if your jacks have bottom adjustment screws which can drag on the keyend cloth or get stuck between the keys—this is the method to use. It may take you up to ten minutes to transpose from A415 to A440 following these directions:

To return to the original A415 pitch, follow a similar procedure to move the transposing piece at the left back to its original position at the right.

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