I am in a band where I have been doing double duty as a vocalist and bassist for a while, but now we have gotten us a dedicated singer. On several occations before I have expressed difficulty in reaching some high notes, and asked if we could transpose the song down some steps to make it less of a strain for vocal performance. So far I haven't been able to make the guitar players want to change the original key of the song. I have noticed that even if the new singer reaches somewhat higher than me, it is a strain on the voice, and even he doesn't reach all the highest notes in some of the songs we want to play. The guitar players claim that it "destroys the flow" to transpose, or "changes the character of the song". Really? My questions to you more seasoned cover band members: Is it wrong to change the original key of a cover song? Do you do it often in your band?