Name Some Rock Bands That Regularly Switch Keys Within A Song

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Bryan R. Tyler, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    I'm trying ot intergrate the use of key changes in some things I'm writing right now, and I was wondering if anyone knew of some rock or rock-related groups that regularly switch keys within songs. When compared to classical music, the way a lot of rock acts handle this (as in they usually don't) seems very limiting.
  2. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    I'd say Steely Dan, Frank Zappa,Yes
  3. Dream Theater, most prog-rock bands...maybe even Rush?
  4. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Steely Dan, definitely. You should be able to find plenty of examples with Queen, and The Beatles (probably more McCartney than Lennon).
  5. Phish, but they're not really a rock band.
    Grateful Dead
    Pink Floyd (early years)
  6. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Gabriel era Genesis