Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Do You Have a "Home Key"?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    North America
    Posts
    163
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Just curious whether anyone else has a particular key they're most comfortable with composing in. I compose most often in G, because I find it most familiar. Next most familiar would probably be B-flat or E-flat. But I can't compose lots of pieces in a row (like a whole work) in the same key, because if I do I end up repeating myself.

  2. #2
    Senior Member Quaverion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Buffalo, New York
    Posts
    279
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I usually think of a tune and put it into the key I think it fits best in. I like b-flat major, though. B) Very gypsylike.
    It is our imperfections that make us who we are.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Quaverion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Buffalo, New York
    Posts
    279
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Speaking of which, I've decided to get my ear pierced like gypsies do.
    It is our imperfections that make us who we are.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Harvey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    121
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Haha...thats interesting.

    My first composition was in F-minor, but I just thought it fit the piece, like Rhadamanthys said.

    I like C-Major and C-minor.
    Edit: and also C-sharp minor (don't overdo it), E-flat Major, G-major.
    IF I hit a wrong key its becaus i kind of like it that way.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    near Munich/Germany
    Posts
    768
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I don't have any special key, but some favourites like c-minor, c-sharp minor and f-sharp minor and A major.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    North America
    Posts
    163
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I noticed you like mostly minor keys there. B) Me too!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Daniel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    near Munich/Germany
    Posts
    768
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    haha, i thought the same as i saw my post. But it changes with mood and time. You know one strange thing? I think minor is not in all cases sad and all that cliches people have from minor...

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    132
    Post Thanks / Like

    Lightbulb favorite modes

    It varies; I like modes, both tradition and of my own invention.

    I like some of the traditional modes the best. Here are some of my favorites;

    F mixolydian ( play from F to F, but with the key signature of Bb major )
    D dorian ( play from D to D, but with the key signature of C major )
    C dorian ( play from C to C, but with the key signature of Bb major )

    For a rather emotional scale, I like;

    A lydian ( play from A to A, but with the key signature of E major )

    Doesn't it sound so much like doubtfull emotion?
    For a rather creepy scale;

    C locrian ( play from C to C, but with the key dignature of Db major )

    An arabic scale I like;

    Play a C minor scale with the f sharp and the b natural.

    All these sound very strange at first, but I have grown to love them, especially Dorian on the viola ( I write little tunes for viola in that mode all the time ). Dorian is like minor key, but with more pathos and vitality.
    godzilla

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •