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What Is The Best Key?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by PocketGroove82, Feb 27, 2008.


  1. C

    7 vote(s)
    5.1%
  2. G

    15 vote(s)
    10.9%
  3. D

    21 vote(s)
    15.3%
  4. A

    15 vote(s)
    10.9%
  5. E

    25 vote(s)
    18.2%
  6. B/Cb

    8 vote(s)
    5.8%
  7. F#/Gb

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  8. C#/Db

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  9. Ab

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  10. Eb

    6 vote(s)
    4.4%
  11. Bb

    7 vote(s)
    5.1%
  12. F

    1 vote(s)
    0.7%
  13. H??????????????

    19 vote(s)
    13.9%
  1. PocketGroove82

    PocketGroove82

    Oct 18, 2006
    Chicago
    ...Ok, here it is. It's random, a waste of time, and silly, but here it is. Discuss. :hyper:
    ...I doubled up on a couple, sorry if I offend any C# fans!
     
  2. artfahie

    artfahie Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2007
    Bar Mills, Maine
    The one that starts my Vette ! Are you kidding... the best (easiest) one is probably not what the rest rest of the band will be using... so the answer is... the best one is the right one. (On a personal note, I wish I wouldn't but I almost always end up practicing in "C", try not to rely on open strings, they don't transpose as easily and it's important that you get to know the relative positions on the neck.)
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Major or Minor ?

    How about pieces that are atonal ...? :meh:
     
  4. thirtyhz

    thirtyhz Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2001
    D minor "The saddest key off all" - Nigel Tufnel (Spinal Tap)
     
  5. bobba66

    bobba66

    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    "A". It feels so natural.
     
  6. I've had a lot of fun bar hopping in "Key" West.
     
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    The original key. I hate transposed tunes. They never sound quite "right" to me.
     
  8. JKT

    JKT

    Apr 30, 2007
    Buffalo NY
    Endorsing Artist: Barker Basses
    C- The peoples key! (right on!) :p

    JKT
     
  9. Bb because it confuses guitarists who don't have a capo.
     
  10. Bassman7PM

    Bassman7PM

    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    +1 Sorry to be an :confused: but the question makes No sense.
     
  11. bigthemat

    bigthemat

    Jan 25, 2008
    Salt Lake City
    Why are there a million ???s after H. What's wrong with german B natural?
     
  12. vinny

    vinny

    Apr 3, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Eb...even worse.
     
  13. chroma601

    chroma601

    Feb 16, 2007
    Sylva, NC
    The best key is the one where the singer is most comfortable.
     
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Well - there are Major and Minor keys - a key is not just A - it is A Major or A minor !!


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  15. This thread is just asking for D minor, as thirtyhz already said.
     
  16. Flabby1

    Flabby1 Guest

    Sep 23, 2007
    the best key is the one to ur mommas door
     
  17. "key, key, key"
    "you hush now enos"

    Roscoe P Coltrane
     
  18. Tslicebass

    Tslicebass Supporting Member

    Jun 12, 2007
    Chicago
    D minor... that saddest of all keys. It instantly makes people weep. :smug:
    you forgot the key of S... which is achieved by laying your forearms down straight across the keyboard.
     
  19. Bassman7PM

    Bassman7PM

    Mar 13, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Sorry Bruce, not your question, but the OP's. I totally agree with you. If it's a matter of playing positions or keys that are more or less comfortable to play in, then the question makes a little more sense. However, it shouldn't make a difference what key a song is played in, especially for those of us who use a 5er.
     
  20. I actually am an offended C# fan. I don't appreciate being mixed up with the inferior key of D flat.:mad:
     

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