Transpose an entire set list "automatically"?

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Transpose an entire set list "automatically"?

Post by Farkenzi » Wed Nov 04, 2015 7:42 pm

Phil, I am a saxophone player and from time to time for a gig I like to create an iGigBook set list of given tunes for the rhythm section players in Concert key, and also have an identical set list of the same given tunes in my saxophone key (Bb or Eb, depending on which sax). Is there a way to create a set list in Concert key and then "automatically' create a new set list of the identical tunes but in the sax key? Or do I need to just recreate the set list "manually" for the sax key charts, like creating any new set list? Thanks, and sorry if this is a repeat question, I searched the forum and couldn't find it.

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Re: Transpose an entire set list "automatically"?

Post by Phil Smith » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:04 am

If you go into the settings app and select iGigBook there is a setting called: "Book Default" When you set the default to Eb, every tune in the Set List will display the Eb version if that version is available meaning you will have to name the PDFs in accordance with the directions for using the Single Index System. You can read more about it here:

http://forum.igigbook.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=408
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Re: Transpose an entire set list "automatically"?

Post by Farkenzi » Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:28 am

Wow, works like a charm and saves me a ton of time. Another great feature of your program that the other programs don't have. On behalf of saxophonists, we salute you Phil! Thanks!

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Post by Farkenzi » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:43 pm

Interesting snag on this Phil. Changing the setting in "Settings" to Bb (or Eb) did cause the entire set list to transpose within the Gig Set Viewer of the app itself (which is great); but then when I try to email the Bb (or Eb) version of the set list to myself with a pdf of all the tunes in the set list as an attachment, the tunes within the emailed pdf are still in Concert key (even though they show as Bb or Eb versions within the Gig Set Viewer of the app itself). Is there a way to make it so that the key transposes when creating the pdf of the tunes in the set list, for subsequent emailing purposes? Thanks for your help with this.

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Re: Transpose an entire set list "automatically"?

Post by Phil Smith » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:33 pm

The automatic transposition is for viewing and as you have seen doesn't work on the PDF export. It may appear as a feature in the future or not depending on demand.
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Post by Farkenzi » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:51 am

ok Phil, thanks for letting me know. I would find it very useful to have it work on PDF export as well; hopefully (for me) enough other users agree.

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Post by Phil Smith » Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:16 am

Can you explain in detail how this would be useful for you?
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Re: Transpose an entire set list "automatically"?

Post by Farkenzi » Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:52 am

Sure. Let's say I have an outdoor daytime jazz gig on saxophone, and I'm going to play alto and tenor sax, and I have a rhythm section on the gig consisting of piano, bass and drums. Two weeks before the gig, I want to create a set list of 40 jazz tunes, mostly culled from various Real Books, that we will all play on the gig. I come up with my list of 40 songs, and I want to circulate the pdf file of those tunes to myself and my bandmates (who don't have iPads or other access to iGigBook), so they can print them, put them in a notebook, and bring them to the gig. I need to send the pianist and bassist the Concert key versions, and if I'm not sure which saxophone I will use on a given song, and I may want to bring a printout of the Eb and Bb versions of the tunes in the pdf rather than use my iPad (for example, if its an outdoor daytime gig and I'm concerned about glare). Thus, if the pdf could automatically reflect the transposed versions (as well as in Set List View), that would be tremendously helpful and a real time saver for me.

I hope this makes sense. Thanks for asking, Phil.

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Re: Transpose an entire set list "automatically"?

Post by jfranzen » Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:57 pm

My workaround is to make two set lists. Thursday night Bb, then reset iGigBook to C default
in settings, then make second set list Thursday night Concert. Tedious, but it works. Be nice to have new feature for email list PDFs in future.

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Re: Transpose an entire set list "automatically"?

Post by Maddcow » Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:48 pm

I've requested this feature before, too i.e. be able to view/export transposed versions of a setlist. My reason is exactly the same as Farkenzi's.

The workaround suggested by jfranzen works but is really, really tedious, especially when dealing with multiple setlists that are all quite long. This results in quite a bit of wasted time when we're in a highly digital age.

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