In a previous article, Karl Stork spews from his mouth:
KS >hey you, out there in the dark...
KS >now to my question. it's about playing in different keys. what exactly
KS >does it mean. ...how does scales fit in.
GWM Before chromaticism, musical instrumetents were built ONLY in
GWM diatonic keys, consequently, musicians only could play in the
GWM NATURAL MODES of that key. Each mode is a scale in and of
GWM itself. For instance, play from B1 to B2 on your A harp, and
GWM this will produce the DORIAN MODE in the Key of A.
GWM In Modern day music (since the 16th century a.d.), it is
GWM the practice of music composers and arrangers to write a
GWM piece of music WITH A PARTICULAR INSTRUEMT in mind and
GWM write the music so that finger positions, bowing, hand
GWM positions, and foot positions are at their best positioning.
GWM The keys of the music played by string orchestras is usually
GWM composed in the key signatures which have sharps in them
GWM (G D A E B F# C#) while on the other hand, music which is
GWM composed for wind bands is usually composed in the key
GWM signatures which have flats in them (F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Cb).
GWM To sum this up, the use of different keys is for the
GWM simplification of instrumental parts and to make
GWM the reading of music easier.
KS >... i play to myself. i DONT WANT TO play with others...
GWM Then don't worry about keys. With that attitude, you
GWM won't need to know anything about them.
KS >so maybe, if i only play to myself, i can give the f..k about keys. for
KS >instance, i play 'when the saints' on my A-harp just as if it was a
KS >C-harp, i cant hear the differense. it sounds good to me.
GWM Are you tone dead?
George Miklas, Harmonicats
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