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Re: Key signatures in modes other than Ionian & Aeolian

From: Henning Hraban Ramm
Subject: Re: Key signatures in modes other than Ionian & Aeolian
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:39:28 +0200

Am 2018-04-17 um 07:47 schrieb Lukas-Fabian Moser <address@hidden>:

> Am 17.04.2018 um 01:24 schrieb Torsten Hämmerle:
>> Even if my opinion may differ from the general opinion here, I think that in
>> popular music, one would use standard D major key signature.
>> Reason: Two sharps clearly show D major tonic and the characteristic mixo
>> tone C (flat seventh) stands out in the sheet music by the accidental used.
> I very much agree. In my impression, nowadays most musicians (save medieval 
> or Renaissance music specialists and maybe Jazz musicians) tend to only 
> differentiate between "major-like" and "minor-like" scales/keys, which means 
> that every modal scale is measured against the one of the two "standard" 
> scales/keys more similar to what is at hand. ...

Speaking as a singer/songwriter with limited musical knowledge: I don’t care 
about the correct description of the scale, I just adhere to whatever 
accidentals and chord names are given.

My own songs often change keys for a few measures (or how do you call chord 
progressions like c a f g?) or use scales that I don’t know how to classify (a 
bes cis d e f g = a freylach?), and I use that \key (major/minor) that fits 
most of the accidentals.

Greetlings, Hraban
fiëé visuëlle
Henning Hraban Ramm

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