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I'm just curious/bored. What is everyone's favorite (or least favorite) key to play in and listen to?
My favorite to play is probably G Major or C Major cause theyre easy hehe. but I don't like listening to pieces in C Major. Most seem dull. I really love listening to pieces in Db Major. It just sounds a lot richer. BUT I hate to play in Db Major. weird...
 

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Too many cool keys! Generally I prefer listening to pieces that are in darker, minor keys.

To play...right now I'm not digging practicing stuff in the key of F sharp (G flat) major on violin. I really like playing in that key on the piano though.
 

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LiLi said:
I'm just curious/bored. What is everyone's favorite (or least favorite) key to play in and listen to?
My favorite to play is probably G Major or C Major cause theyre easy hehe. but I don't like listening to pieces in C Major. Most seem dull. I really love listening to pieces in Db Major. It just sounds a lot richer. BUT I hate to play in Db Major. weird...
Do you have absolute pitch? My favorite key is either D or Eb, to me those are the most noble keys (yes I've got perfect pitch).
 

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Ab major and G minor.
Ab is easy to play.
G minor is both dark and versatile.
eg.
Mozart's 25th symphony compared to Tchaikovsky's June from The Seasons.
Mozart's 25th is dark, June is lyrical.

Nice.
 

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I like Eb minor - It's very easy yet so rewarding. C major just sounds childish to me now!
 
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I quite like B/Cflat and Dflat major and relative minors...aside from the different timbre probably because of the way pianos are tuned, they're actually easier to play on the piano. The black notes fall easily under the fingers. I wouldn't say the same for other instruments though.
 

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This seems like a ridiculous question to me. I've heard music in every key that I've liked and disliked. C Major, for instance, is the key in which I've heard alot of ****, but Sibelius' 7th is in C Major, and it is a wonderful piece of music.

As for favourite key for playing in, I generally dislike keys with more than 5 flats or sharps in the key signature.
 

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Hmmm. new here. Ive never really paid much to key signatures, im guess im like Prokofiev (one of my favorites) whom wrote many pieces in C major due to his accidentals etc.
To say C major is "childish" is in fact childish in itself, Prokofiev pieces are definitely NOT childish ... but may favorite key would have to be d minor, "Baroque power" lol
 

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I like Eb minor - It's very easy yet so rewarding. C major just sounds childish to me now!
Six flats is very easy? I hate to hear what you consider hard.

I think it depends on the instrument. I like playing flat keys on the piano, sharp keys on the clarinet, mostly because the middle b-flat on a clarinet is a tricky note to play well and in tune. That's playing pitch, not concert pitch.
 

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Hmmm.. western classical keys are limited. I would want to explore other forms of scale systems like those of India. FYI: Note that Debussy didn't like to have keys 'coz of its limited range and function. This of course was inspired by the Paris Expo of the 1890s where Debussy experienced the music of Indonesia's gamelan.
 

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I have perfect pitch, but I have this weird thing going on that I see key signatures in colors more so than sharps or flats. I know kind of crazy. But I like Eb because I see it as blue and its my favorite color. But there's something about Gb major that just does it for me.
 
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