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Capo Key Conversion Tables

In order to change the key of a song using a capo, you first must determine the key in which the music was written. To do this, compare the beginning of the sheet music to the chart below. If there are no sharps (#) or flats (b), the music is written in the key of "C". If there was three flats (b), the music was in the key of "Bb".

Sharps (#) Flats (b)
NumberKeyNumberKey
0C0C
1G1F
2D2Bb
3A3Eb
4E4Ab
5B5Db
6F#6Gb
7C#7Cb

Once you know the musical key, find the corresponding table below, For example if the music was written in the key of "C", a capo placed just above the fourth fret would change the music to the key of "E".

Music in Key of A Music in Key of A#/BbMusic in Key of BMusic in Key of C
Capo on
Fret #
New KeyCapo on
Fret #
New KeyCapo on
Fret #
New KeyCapo on
Fret #
New Key
1 A#/Bb1 B1 C1 C#/Db
2 B2 C2 C#/Db2 D
3 C3 C#/Db3 D3 D#/Eb
4 C#/Db4 D4 D#/Eb4 E
5 D5 D#/Eb5 E5 F
6 D#/Eb6 E6 F6 F#/Gb
7 E7 F7 F#/Gb7 G
8 F8 F#/Gb8 G8 G#/Ab
9 F#/Gb9 G9 G#/Ab9 A
10 G10 G#/Ab10 A10 A#/Bb
11 G#/Ab11 A11 A#/Bb11 B
12 A12 A#/Bb12 B12 C
13 A#/Bb13 B13 C13 C#/Db
14 B14 C14 C#/Db14 D

Music in Key of C#/Db Music in Key of DMusic in Key of D#/EbMusic in Key of E
Capo on
Fret #
New KeyCapo on
Fret #
New KeyCapo on
Fret #
New KeyCapo on
Fret #
New Key
1 D1 D#/Eb1 E1 F
2 D#/Eb 2 E2 F2 F#/Gb
3 E3 F3 F#/Gb3 G
4 F4 F#/Gb4 G4 G#/Ab
5 F#/Gb5 G5 G#/Ab5 A
6 G6 G#/Ab6 A6 A#/Bb
7 G#/Ab7 A7 A#/Bb7 B
8 A8 A#/Bb8 B8 C
9 A#/Bb9 B9 C9 C#/Db
10 B10 C10 C#/Db10 D
11 C11 C#/Db11 D11 D#/Eb
12 C#/Db12 D12 D#/Eb12 E
13 D13 D#/Eb13 E13 F
14 D#/Eb14 E14 F14 F#/Gb

Music in Key of F Music in Key of F#/GbMusic in Key of GMusic in Key of G#/Ab
Capo on
Fret #
New KeyCapo on
Fret #
New KeyCapo on
Fret #
New KeyCapo on
Fret #
New Key
1 F#/Gb1 G1 G#/Ab1 A
2 G2 G#/Ab2 A2 A#/Bb
3 G#/Ab3 A3 A#/Bb3 B
4 A4 A#/Bb4 B4 C
5 A#/Bb5 B5 C5 C#/Db
6 B6 C6 C#/Db6 D
7 C7 C#/Db7 D7 D#/Eb
8 C#/Db8 D8 D#/Eb8 E
9 D9 D#/Eb9 E9 F
10 D#/Eb10 E10 F10 F#/Gb
11 E11 F11 F#/Gb11 G
12 F12 F#/Gb12 G12 G#/Ab
13 F#/Gb13 G13 G#/Ab13 A
14 G14 G#/Ab14 A14 A#/Bb


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