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Thread: Your favourite... musical key.

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    Your favourite... musical key.

    So, there are plenty of which is your favourite X questions which we stumble upon rather often.
    For all kinds of things, important and, more often, not. Or almost exclusively not.
    So they ask us what is our favourite colour.
    Or what is our favourite tea company.
    Or what is our favourite smiley.
    Stupid little questions like that. It had got even to the point where you have entire questionnaires composed out of questions on your favourites. Other than the rather obvious overcome-the-boredom or start-the-conversation or say-something purpose such questions indicate, what is the 'logic' behind them?
    Is anybody really going to be able to conclude something about you based on those questions (of course not, nor it is their intention, but let us pretend it is )?

    The fact that black, the actual absence of colour, is my favourite 'colour', or that Ahmad is my favourite tea, and that my favourite smiley is that funny little one brick-the-wall, will not tell you much about me.
    Those are, to say so, additional information.
    Something you could do without.
    Something which is never going to get you the feeling, almost physical feeling, of what am I like.

    You know what will? Music; it is, after all, the only art which nearly physically strikes you and which can provoke you with a feeling and intuitive but felt understanding of what somebody's innermost corresponds to.
    I mean, no, you won't get the essence.
    But you will get the closest approximation.
    Even if you asked me what is my favourite language to speak, and thus forced me to choose a mindset with cultural and psycholinguistic and other influences, it would still not speak of me that well as a little question on music would.

    But it is not just about stating a composition or two which you like.
    You, of course, like a plethora of compositions which tend to be quite different.
    Nor it is about asking strictly for one.
    It is about asking for the key.
    Yeah, that one key which was always somehow more 'compactible' with your soul, to say so, than the other ones.

    That is what would, out of all those "favourite" questions, probably reveal you the most, as in, the instant feeling.

    So, what is your favourite key?

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    C-sharp minor or D-minor. Ce depend.

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    Without a moment's hesitation ... B-flat minor (and of course, the corresponding major, D-flat major). But let it be known that I prefer the minor for some reason...

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    I don't know musical keys.
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    Hmm. I can't honestly answer this. I've played music for YEARS, but I don't have a favourite key. Mmm. Blues pentatonic in C Minor.
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    Monotonality is for suckers!

    Well, actually, no, it isn't. But the thing is, I don't have perfect pitch so the keys seem the same to me. (well, unless it is major vs minor or something like that)

    I have played the flute for years too but I can't tell the difference between different keys by just listening to them.

    But still, multitonality is cool.

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    F major

    which is also B flat minor... I think
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    B flat major, G flat major. They were the easiest and most fun, respectively, to play on xylophones.

    Drums don't have keys, so there's no fav there. I didn't have a fav for my french horn either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anza View Post
    F major

    which is also B flat minor... I think
    That would be D-minor.
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    C sharp minor. Or maybe F sharp minor. I love the C sharp minor arpeggio for some reason.

    Harmonic minor, that was. For melodics, I think my favourite is A minor.

    Somehow majors just don't quite seem so... exciting. But my favourite of those would be A flat.
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    Ah, you beat me to it Kiz.

    E Dorian minor is my favourite.

    Second is B minor.

    then B major.

    then D major.

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    C-Moll (minor) and D-Dur (major) are my personal favourites.

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    D minor, on the piano, and for some reason i love all minors, majors, flat and sharp C's when playing my saxophone. I can literally do an improv session, with mostly c's---

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    I'm really surprised no one has said C major. Well, I guess that's mine, although I don't have the ear to pick out one major form another or one minor from another.
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    I like playing in g minor. I can't tell what key something is in just by hearing it; can people do that?
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