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Topic: Favorite Key  (Read 2516 times)

Offline shatteringpulse

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Favorite Key
on: December 08, 2003, 04:07:26 AM
This question is rather general, but what are some of your favorite keys in which to play? Not just for the physical comfort, or challenge ::), but also the emotion expressed in a certain key? (although different composers use different keys for different things!)
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Offline Wired

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #1 on: December 08, 2003, 04:09:17 AM
I find C# minor to be the one that I like the most, simply because Rach's C# minor prelude was the biggest leap in difficulty I have ever taken and completed. It's stuck with me through the years :)

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #2 on: December 08, 2003, 06:34:01 AM
This is a unique question, mainly because music is all relative and a specific key is really pretty much like any other....
But E major seems to be in a correct tonal range- also, many great pieces are writeen in it over other keys (such as Chopin's Etude #3 Op. 10 'Tristesse').  Also E has a good feel, and is easy to scale.
I hate F#.
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Offline Rach3

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #3 on: December 08, 2003, 12:44:03 PM
Maybe d or f minor, or Eb major, no, certainly CS minor.
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Offline thracozaag

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #4 on: December 08, 2003, 04:49:26 PM
Definitely F#major/Gbmajor
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Offline liszmaninopin

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #5 on: December 09, 2003, 01:45:53 AM
I have always had a special place for the sharp minor keys.

Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #6 on: December 09, 2003, 06:28:38 AM
I love to compose in d min, but find myself continually playing new pieces that are in a-flat major, even the beethoven sonata I am learning has 4 flats, just in the relative minor.

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Offline beud711

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #7 on: December 12, 2003, 06:59:58 PM
C# Minor
B Major

Offline e60m5

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #8 on: December 14, 2003, 04:21:26 AM


D flat major

A flat major

Two most beautiful keys.

Offline ALVARO_M

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #9 on: December 16, 2003, 10:51:43 PM
I love A minor.

Because of paganini caprice 24 and 5


I love them!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

Offline The Tempest

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #10 on: December 18, 2003, 02:20:19 AM
B Major and D Flat Major.
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Offline Rach3

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #11 on: December 21, 2003, 06:47:42 AM
Think of the scherzo part of the second movement.

F minor is a sublimely tragic key.

I think maybe Eb major is one of the more powerful yet versatile.
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Offline steveolongfingers

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #12 on: December 21, 2003, 07:44:39 PM
Bb Minor cause of Chopin's Sonata No.3, and G minor, beacause of two symphonies, Mozarts 40th and the March to the Scafold by Berlioz
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Offline mattkay

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #13 on: December 22, 2003, 02:46:28 AM
most definitely f minor!! though Bb minor is a close second!

Offline Jemmers

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #14 on: December 22, 2003, 04:46:50 AM
A major.

Also, does anybody else feel that C major is just devoid of expression (oddly so... even though they're all supposed to be the same). It's such a shame for such an easy key.

Offline Rach3

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #15 on: December 22, 2003, 05:17:18 AM
Really? C major? Think of Waldstein and the Wanderer Fantasy. Of course both have many black notes and frequently modulate, into E major and B flat and worse. Then there is the first movement of the Schumann fantasy, very expressive, and doesn't have get to an actual C chord until the second to last line. Maybe it's that the pure C scale without any black notes is somehow uninteresting?
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Offline eddie92099

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #16 on: December 22, 2003, 06:44:09 AM
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Bb Minor cause of Chopin's Sonata No.3


Which is in B minor,
Ed

Offline steveolongfingers

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #17 on: December 23, 2003, 10:22:31 PM
woops my bad....i ment op 35, yeah...i feel like an idiot
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Offline Rach3

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Re: Favorite Key
Reply #18 on: December 26, 2003, 06:10:19 AM
C-flat is a very nice neglected key, more mellow than its enharmonic and equally pianistic. I recently saw a well-known Romantic composer modulate directly from F major to C-flat major, a very daring tritone leap.
"Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them."
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