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Post by CripKilla on Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:16 pm

Ok so I posted this question yesterday and I deleted it cause I was like: Is that a stupid question?

Polonaise ''in A flat'' for example.

What does the 'in A flat', or 'in G major' or whatever: what does that mean ^^

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Post by VictorCS on Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:37 pm

That it's played in A flat or the G major scale I think?

I'm kinda asking for an answer to...
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Post by CripKilla on Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:53 pm

It's just an example ^^ I wanna what that's mean. If your song is in A flat, for example, what does that do?
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Post by Admin Andrew on Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:32 pm

In A flat would mean the main theme of the piece, or the home key of the piece is based off the A flat major scale. ^_^

The piece can still modulate to different keys, for example the middle section in the polonaise in A flat actually gets changed into E major. but nothing can stop the impending and triumphant return back to the home key of the piece which would be A flat major in this case.


Anyway the general idea is, that the title is informing you that the whole piece is based around that certain key. I hope that helps ^_^

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Post by Thomandy on Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:51 pm

CripKilla wrote:Ok so I posted this question yesterday and I deleted it cause I was like: Is that a stupid question?

Polonaise ''in A flat'' for example.

What does the 'in A flat', or 'in G major' or whatever: what does that mean ^^

Thanks

Yes, and I answerd, but it didnt post since you deleted. But Andrew said it better than me. I used tons of exampels and made somthing actually easy, very hard I think. But tu fully understand, you must know the scales and some basiv theory.

And btw - Ask any question you want. We arnt here to judge, but to help Very Happy
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Re: Once again ^^

Post by CripKilla on Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:36 pm

Thanks ^^
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Post by Admin Andrew on Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:55 am

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Re: Once again ^^

Post by maestoso on Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:27 am

one interesting thing is that very often composers did NOT call their pieces "sonata in A minor" or whatever... the key was often added by publishers. As a struggling pianist myself I just wish there were more pieces in C major Laughing

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Re: Once again ^^

Post by Amro on Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:39 am

Wow !!
It would be Great if we have all the Pieces in C Major ... Very Happy Very Happy
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