OK - I normally play in a cover band - rock and roll/blues, etc. We always play the songs in the key they were originally written in or maybe tune down 1/2 step for some of the stuff so the singer doesn't choke. I have also started playing in a church band which is great, however we seem to need to transpose songs according to whomever is leading the singing. Some songs we play, we have in 5 or 6 keys (we only have three singers) - if a singer is tired or has a cold, we may change keys just for that. We play in flat keys at times, which is interesting since we do not have a keyboard player. At times, we play in a key dependent on where the worship leader has his capo from the previous song (B flat was that one, as it turns out). Of course, I don't know about the key changes until service starts. It really gets fun when the worship leader tells us we'll start in one key and then actually plays in another and you get to guess where he is If we have cover band singers that can hit anything from Incubus and Foo Fighters to Rush and Zepplin, what is the deal? Am I just being a baby?