What is your favorite key to write in?

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What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by Bebopbob » Sun May 06, 2012 7:14 pm

If you were thinking for live performance, not necessarily dance music, but just overall playing live. What do you think has the most excitement? Energy? Interest?

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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by rydn » Sun May 06, 2012 7:26 pm

C

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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by Ub373NNN » Sun May 06, 2012 7:28 pm

mon

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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by Rabalder » Sun May 06, 2012 7:55 pm

as low as possible.

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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by ark » Sun May 06, 2012 8:34 pm

Whatever is most comfortable for the singer(s).

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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by masterblasterofdisaster » Sun May 06, 2012 9:10 pm

I find D minor to be the saddest of all keys.

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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by regretfullySaid » Sun May 06, 2012 9:56 pm

F Major neutral zero
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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by 3dot... » Sun May 06, 2012 11:49 pm

b
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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by agent314 » Mon May 07, 2012 1:27 am

D major/minor are my favorites, both for the sound and for ease of playing (on keys as well as guitar).

I love coming resolving to D.

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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by hacktheplanet » Mon May 07, 2012 2:16 am

A and E for realz. Everything I hear in my head is in A or E. It's really weird.
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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by patrick.olson86 » Mon May 07, 2012 3:37 pm

A minor because every singer tends to have that as their natural singing key, but I prefer Bb minor or G major.

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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by Alfonso Muchacho » Mon May 07, 2012 4:20 pm

D minor or G minor.
D minor for awesome melodies and G minor for awesome basslines.

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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by twinstates » Mon May 07, 2012 5:26 pm

They are all the same.
Fear of the rave.
I make music that sounds like the party at the end of the universe.
To hear more, go to www.soundcloud.com/fearoftherave

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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by evilevilerevilest » Mon May 07, 2012 6:14 pm

I love the most to write in the white keys the most. They are perfect for fast music productions, and you don't hit the wrong (black) keys by accidentally. Either way you win with the whtei keys!
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Re: What is your favorite key to write in?

Post by cpyatak » Mon May 07, 2012 6:23 pm

I generally start with C or G, after that A. Major or minor, depends on the mood of the piece I'm working on. Eb can be cool. But really any key. Some are more of a challenge for me as a keyboard player but I like the challenge. Ditto on "whatever is most comfortable for the vocalist."

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