in key:=how?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by patrickroberts, May 26, 2001.

  1. patrickroberts


    Aug 21, 2000
    Wales, UK
    how do u know that when you have finished a song all the parts in key with each other?
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    [​IMG] Ummm...? Say... what?
    Surely you'll hear whether you play in the same key as the other band members or not...?
  3. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Patrick, could you rephrase that question, please? I'm trying to figure out what you might mean, but I'm afraid I have no idea.
  4. well a song can change keys, if that's what you mean. there's no law against it.

    simple rule of thumb: if it sounds bad, you did something wrong.
  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The simple answer is:

    When all notes in all chords of the tune fit within the scale of the home key. (Like, no sharp or flat notes if you're in C major)

    That'll do you for now, methinks.