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Offline kevonthegreatpianist

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Favorite Key
« on: June 24, 2015, 04:26:28 AM »
I'm just curious. What are your fav keys? Mine are c minor, bb minor, eb minor, c# minor, g# minor, E major, Ab Major, Dd Major.
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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #1 on: July 08, 2015, 02:18:09 AM »
http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=8946.0

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=52010.0

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=12849.0

Anyway, I like bb minor (it's easy to make certain jumps... see prelude 16 by Chopin ;) ) Ab major (Chopin wrote the most compositions in this key, so...) and Db major (I think it fits the hand well).
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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #2 on: July 27, 2015, 03:24:55 AM »
http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=8946.0

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=52010.0

http://www.pianostreet.com/smf/index.php?topic=12849.0

Anyway, I like bb minor (it's easy to make certain jumps... see prelude 16 by Chopin ;) ) Ab major (Chopin wrote the most compositions in this key, so...) and Db major (I think it fits the hand well).
you do love chopin....
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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #3 on: August 03, 2015, 03:15:55 PM »
F major

Offline duckmalone

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 04:40:00 AM »
My favorite to play would have to be f major, but the the best sounding one to me is e flat minor.

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #5 on: August 26, 2015, 09:28:41 PM »
Maybe a little off topic but a while ago i came across this page: http://www.biteyourownelbow.com/keychar.htm


 if I play the F major scale and then the E major scale they sound the same, just transposed half a semitone down...

How come each major scale has its own characteristics? Is it perhaps we are used to all the music written in each major scale and associate it with a certain feeling/emotion?

I would also like to let you guys know that I am a beginner and am only asking this out of curiosity ;)
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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #6 on: August 26, 2015, 09:38:42 PM »
E mixolydian

Offline pencilart3

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #7 on: August 26, 2015, 09:56:19 PM »
E mixolydian

Are you referring to Harikambhojl in Carnatic music?
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Offline themeandvariation

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #8 on: August 26, 2015, 10:00:56 PM »
with Equal Temperament, there is no pitch difference among the scales… All majors are  the same.  All minors, same.… All modes including mixolydian (a flowery way of saying a major scale with a flatted 7th  :-X …   ;D) - the same.  The only difference is the feel of the hand, --- And our own emotional past with that key.  The rest, i believe, though i know some would disagree, is conjecture.

Now if we were talking about 'Well Tempered' -- That would be another matter..  
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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #9 on: August 26, 2015, 10:02:52 PM »
Are you referring to Harikambhojl in Carnatic music?

I didn't think so.  ;D
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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #10 on: August 27, 2015, 10:25:01 AM »
Are you referring to Harikambhojl in Carnatic music?
referring more ti
o this thing  ;D


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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #11 on: September 04, 2015, 01:32:41 PM »
f sharp minor

Offline pencilart3

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #12 on: September 04, 2015, 02:03:05 PM »
Actually maybe d flat. It fits the hand well.
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Offline stevensk

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #13 on: September 07, 2015, 07:30:02 PM »


Ab  or  C#m  I always transpose all pieces to these keys.

Offline schumaniac

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #14 on: September 07, 2015, 10:11:16 PM »
Gb major, Db major, E major, A major, Bb minor, F# minor (one of the stereotypical "romantic keys"), C major

Offline kevonthegreatpianist

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #15 on: September 09, 2015, 04:36:08 AM »
Gb major, Db major, E major, A major, Bb minor, F# minor (one of the stereotypical "romantic keys" :P), C major
you forgot c# minor as a romantic key
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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #16 on: September 12, 2015, 04:21:42 AM »
you forgot c# minor as a romantic key
oh yeah!

Offline rubinsteinmad

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #17 on: September 12, 2015, 05:54:24 PM »
C Major. Obviously ::)

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #18 on: September 12, 2015, 07:43:48 PM »
Okay, and why exactly is there a thread on which key one likes the most. Isn't that Always, completely in relation to the piece. Just my opinion.

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #19 on: September 12, 2015, 10:19:21 PM »
Help, people, my Karma Danger Powers are running out

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #20 on: September 13, 2015, 01:32:01 AM »
So, is anyone gonna help me?

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #21 on: September 13, 2015, 01:44:58 AM »
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Offline kevonthegreatpianist

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #22 on: September 13, 2015, 05:31:37 AM »
C Major. Obviously ::)
no B# Major is clearly the best! You're an inexperienced pianist, thinking that C Major is the best.

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #23 on: September 13, 2015, 03:50:26 PM »
no B# Major is clearly the best! You're an inexperienced pianist, thinking that C Major is the best.

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Re: Favorite Key
«Reply #24 on: September 13, 2015, 05:13:55 PM »
I repeat, Emmie's remains are to be buried today in the Temple of the Boddhisavatsa Emily.

Psh people, I'm still alive , even though my throat got slit