Re: Key sign language (minimal harp)
- Subject: Re: Key sign language (minimal harp)
- From: "james conway" <harp3333@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 21:22:39 +0000
>From: Pat Missin <pat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Reply-To: Pat Missin <pat@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: Re: Key sign language (minimal harp)
>Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2003 13:02:26 -0400
> >I went home thinking about what exactly he meant though. Now I think I
> >Yesterday I was hanging out with a good friend and we talked about it,
> >then it hit me! What I THINK he meant was the NUMBER OF SHARPS OR FLATS
> >KEY can represent the key itself. That number is unique to each key,
> >number of sharps or flats increase by 1 each time you move forward or
> >backwards respecfully from C in the circle of 5ths. C has no sharps or
>flats so it's
> >represented by a neutral fist. One finger up = 1 sharp: key of G. Two
> >up = 2 sharps: key of D. One finger down = one flat: key of F. Two
> >down = 2 flats: key of Bb......and so on.
> >Is this right? It seems to make sense. Has anyone else out there used
> >method of communicating keys on stage? I feel like I learned something
> >to me anyway.
>This is quite common in the UK jazz scene, although it is very easy to
>confuse the signal for D major/B minor with a suggestion that you
>should leave the stage...
> -- Pat.
...or wishing you peace if your in the US jazz scene! Just don't take away
that F# finger!
Sorry, a little theory humor!
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