Home gives us three benefits for knowing how to transpose:
- For the purpose of song accompaniment.
- As an aid to committing music to memory.
- As an infalliable test of a sound 'general' musical education. (loc 508)
Home recommends that students begin with simple transpositions, say transposing an easy melody from C major to G major.
"Altogether it will be seen that the study of transposition is opening a new window for them into the fairyland of music." (loc 528)
note: I'm reading this book from through my Kindle app, so quotations are shown by the location in the Kindle document.
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