Favourite key

Posted by: Schroeder II

Favourite key - 12/04/12 10:40 PM

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

Still an absolute beginner but learning every day!
Posted by: sinophilia

Re: Favourite key - 12/05/12 01:42 AM

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...
Posted by: ju5t1n-h

Re: Favourite key - 12/05/12 11:33 AM

Favorite Key Thread
Posted by: Greener

Re: Favourite key - 12/05/12 03:13 PM

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.
Posted by: Roger Ransom

Re: Favourite key - 12/05/12 04:24 PM

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.
Posted by: -Frycek

Re: Favourite key - 12/05/12 04:30 PM

Somehow this strikes me as like asking a mason if he has a favorite brick - -
Posted by: JimF

Re: Favourite key - 12/05/12 05:47 PM

It changes all the time. Right now, C#minor, for obvious reasons.

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Posted by: Joke Fingers

Re: Favourite key - 12/05/12 07:30 PM

Key to girl friends flat.
Posted by: Schroeder II

Re: Favourite key - 12/05/12 09:53 PM

Thanks for the link
Idid a search I wonder why it didn't come up
No matter lots of good replies to read!
Posted by: BenPiano

Re: Favourite key - 12/06/12 12:24 AM

The "Esc" key. smile
Posted by: ju5t1n-h

Re: Favourite key - 12/06/12 11:44 AM

Maybe because i started the thread in the Piano Forum rather than the adult beginners forum.. oops
Posted by: Kbeaumont

Re: Favourite key - 12/06/12 01:22 PM

D minor and G major fits my voice perfectly!
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Favourite key - 12/06/12 05:23 PM

A minor so far wink
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Favourite key - 12/06/12 06:04 PM

I've been working on this a bit, and love it, sometimes, if I'm in the mood lol wink

Posted by: zrtf90

Re: Favourite key - 12/06/12 06:05 PM

Originally Posted By: wayne33yrs
A minor so far wink

Wayne, you may have been overly influenced by the recent Savile story! <blush>
Posted by: wayne33yrs

Re: Favourite key - 12/06/12 06:06 PM

Pmsl smile