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#1994788 - 12/04/12 10:40 PM Favourite key  
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Tried search and nothing popped up so...
Do you have a favourite key to play in ( other than the obvious C major)

I've only tried 5 or 6 but so far I seem to like d flat the most
Whenever I am assigned a transposition I like to send it there
Maybe it is the music selection or my vocal range but d flat clicks for me right now

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#1994836 - 12/05/12 01:42 AM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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Then you'll have to listen to this:

http://music.cbc.ca/#/The-Signature-Series/blogs/2012/8/D-flat-major-The-Free-Spirit

Personally, I would say A minor suits me well...


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#1994996 - 12/05/12 11:33 AM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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#1995086 - 12/05/12 03:13 PM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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Originally Posted by Schroeder II
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Do you have a favourite key to play in ( other than the obvious C major)


Not sure why you would mention C major as being an obvious favorite. Personally, I have no preference to what key I play in. But, sometimes a piece will sound better in a different key. I'm not sure why this is, as the relative pitches are of course the same. Perhaps, just because it belongs somewhere else on the register.

Something I read on another thread which made a lot of sense to me is that, all the various keys are not necessarily any more difficult to play in, but rather are more difficult to read in. Hence, why preference may be in leaning towards the fewer sharps and flats when learning to read.



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#1995116 - 12/05/12 04:24 PM Re: Favourite key [Re: Greener]  
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Originally Posted by Greener
Originally Posted by Schroeder II
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Do you have a favourite key to play in ( other than the obvious C major)

Something I read on another thread which made a lot of sense to me is that, all the various keys are not necessarily any more difficult to play in, but rather are more difficult to read in. Hence, why preference may be in leaning towards the fewer sharps and flats when learning to read.



Yes, this is definitely true for me, reading a new piece with 4, 5 or 6 six sharps is time consuming to me, then they throw in a few accidentals and double sharps.

However, once I struggle through learning all the notes, it's just as easy (or difficult) to play as any other key. At least that's my experience.


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#1995118 - 12/05/12 04:30 PM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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Somehow this strikes me as like asking a mason if he has a favorite brick - -


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#1995151 - 12/05/12 05:47 PM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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It changes all the time. Right now, C#minor, for obvious reasons.

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#1995185 - 12/05/12 07:30 PM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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Key to girl friends flat.

#1995234 - 12/05/12 09:53 PM Re: Favourite key [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Thanks for the link
Idid a search I wonder why it didn't come up
No matter lots of good replies to read!

#1995265 - 12/06/12 12:24 AM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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The "Esc" key. smile


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#1995416 - 12/06/12 11:44 AM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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Maybe because i started the thread in the Piano Forum rather than the adult beginners forum.. oops


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#1995464 - 12/06/12 01:22 PM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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D minor and G major fits my voice perfectly!


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#1995567 - 12/06/12 05:23 PM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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A minor so far wink

#1995589 - 12/06/12 06:04 PM Re: Favourite key [Re: Schroeder II]  
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I've been working on this a bit, and love it, sometimes, if I'm in the mood lol wink


#1995590 - 12/06/12 06:05 PM Re: Favourite key [Re: wayne33yrs]  
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A minor so far wink

Wayne, you may have been overly influenced by the recent Savile story! <blush>



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