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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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