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Thread #85297   Message #1579542
Posted By: GUEST,Fullerton
09-Oct-05 - 02:45 PM
Thread Name: Changing Keys in Middle Song: Best way?
Subject: RE: Changing Keys in Middle Song: Best way?
You could move chromatically,

C    Csharp D - It's obvious but corny. (Three Wheels on my Wagon does this)

Much better is to go through a perfect cadence in your new key

C A7 D will take you there very effectively

If you wanted to get to, say, Eb

C Bb Eb

John Coltrane used this technique to get about ten changes of key in a 16 bar tune - Giant Steps.