The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #86187   Message #1601266
Posted By: paddymac
10-Nov-05 - 05:07 AM
Thread Name: 'Right' and 'Wrong' Keys
Subject: RE: 'Right' and 'Wrong' Keys
Nice encapsulation, Dazbo. Thanks. I think it is true that many tunes seem to "lay better" in some keys than others, but it is a matter of a very subjective sense. Choice of key also depends on the instrument(s) on which the tune is to be played. That, I think, is true from the perspective of both the player and the listener. And then, there are always the matters of tradition, convention, idiom, and the like to be considered. I guess there clearly is no simple answer beyond "what feels good to you."