Hi all, I know a lot of people that don't care about if the song they're playing is heavily transposed or not. However, I think you often lose the right feel when you transpose songs too much. One whole step is mostly still ok for me, but I avoid transposing more than that. (I'm a singer/bass player). Sometimes heavy (more than a 3rd) transposing works well, but mostly not, IMO. A few examples: My band was practicing Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark" one step lower than the original. I thought It'd be easier to sing then. However it didn't sound that good but when we played it in the original key, it sounded much better. Less muddy and more powerful, just right. A band I know recently played "Pride" by U2 in E on a gig, the original key being B. The power in the chorus was completely gone. The original is ridiculously high for my voice (and he had about the same vocal range as me) so I understand the reason to transpose it. I've been playing and singing it in G and that sounds still good, at least with my voice, but E was just way too low. So... what's your opinion on transposing songs?