It seems choose C Minor, but he play the base notes as C, B, B flat, A, A flat, G, G flat..these notes room semi-tone all far from each other, i m sorry doesn't take place in any type of key?!


*

It’s plainly in C-Minor. The the young cliché in the beginning. A tune is not just in a certain vital if only the notes of the scale are gift used. Specifically in minor keys it is an extremely common come use various minor modes like harmonic, melodic, herbal minor and also interchange between them.

You are watching: What key is this piece in?

Edit: that would be the quick explanation ;) The lengthy one would involve pass notes, modal interchange, an additional dominants etc.

A an ext simple preeminence is simply to ask, i m sorry chord feeling „home“ at the finish of a piece. The answers the concern of the straightforward „key of the tune“. Yet depending top top the song the answer deserve to be daunting to find and of course it does no answer what happens throughout the tune. A tune can modulate to every kinds that keys and still it is in „in“ a specific key.


49
Share
ReportSave
level 2
· 3y

This is absolutely the ideal answer. The truth that the very first phrase end on a huge minor cadential 6-4 top top a G chord and then resolves to c-minor clinches it. There's a to decrease chromatic bassline, however this is quite common.

For what it's worth, the sounds choose it's based in a c harmonic minor — c minor v a G major dominant chord. So the goes choose i – V6 – VII – IV6 – through – i6/4 – #ivº7 – V6/4 – 5/3 – i.

The piece is titled some variation the 'lament,' and the traditional 'lament bass' is a descending chromatic line.


15
Share
ReportSave
Continue this thread 


level 2
· 3y
Keyboard, flute, songwriter, bedroom composer
I think the main lesson to take below refers come the an essential difference in between scale and also key. You have the right to say the this chromatic line doesn't "happen" in no the C natural minor range or the C melodic boy scale, yet all note "happen" in any given key. It just happens the the range is the main basis of a key, and also all notes the aren't in that range will sound less consonant in relationship to the root than those the are. To placed it bluntly, play a keep in mind that's not in the scale doesn't instantly exclude friend from the key.


8
Share
ReportSave
level 1
· 3y

Without chromaticism, we'd have nothing but diatonic music, and that would certainly surely it is in dull!


9
Share
ReportSave
level 1
· 3y

C minor through a major V yet you might view it together modulating right into C melodic or C harmonic minor. When you see the bassline going under in fifty percent steps he's utilizing inversions the the V or ns chord. For instance the bass goes under a fifty percent step native C come B, or C minor to G significant in very first inversion.


3
Share
ReportSave
level 1
· 3y

It's 100% in C minor. That starts on a C young chord, and also the end of every loop is a G major chord (dominant that a C minor) the resolves ago to the C boy tonic. It just takes some small harmonic detours follow me the way.


2
Share
ReportSave
level 1
· 3y

It wake up all the moment in boy keys! The minor key has variable 6th and 7th degrees (in C minor, ab and/or A, Bb and/or B), and these generally occur together in diminish lines.So common it's referred to as a "line cliche" (as mentioned).

You may have heard (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9ioyEvdggk). Or (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjuaZDdqmCw).


2
Share
ReportSave
level 1
· 3y · edited 3y

Yeah, it's in C minor. The B-flat and A-flat room from natural minor. The A and also B space from melodic minor.

The only keep in mind not in the vital is the G-flat, which is actually an F-sharp. It is component of a secondary dominant to the G significant chord. You can, if girlfriend want, check out this as really small key change, referred to as a tonicization. It summary grabs a chord indigenous G major.

It would most likely be much easier to watch all this if you had actually the sheet music. That would have 3 flats in the key signature, which way C-minor (or Eb major) and would have actually an F-sharp.


1
Share
ReportSave
level 1
· 3y
guitar

Minor tricks are versatile in regards to the sixth and 7th. You have the an option to leaving them both natural, sharpen them, or include all 4 together in this descending base line.

This very same bass line is in many songs. A couple of that come to mind room Babe ns Gonna leave You and Life on Mars


1
Share
ReportSave
level 1
· 3y
level 2
· 3y

Chromaticism doesn't imply atonality (aka a piece "not in any type of key").

The most basic test for tonality would be, is there a chord the feels choose a "home" chord, the feels favor the end of the piece? it can help to begin to pat the piece on piano or sing and then improvise you yourself towards everything feels prefer a resolved "end" that the piece.

If yes, you have actually a tonal harmony of some kind, with the tonic that the vital being the chord's tonic. (some kind meaning it can be major, minor, among the other modes, a no diatonic scale, etc.)

If no, you might have an atonal piece, aka a piece not in any type of key.

There are additionally pieces that space in the middle, the aren't entirely atonal yet have a weak sense of tonality. These get more facility to analyse, the course.

For your own edification, I'd imply you review the various other responses to this short article for an ext info in the context of this details piece.

See more: Domino'S Pizza Commercial Actors, Domino'S Pizza (Commercial)


1
Share
ReportSave
Continue this thread 


More articles from the musictheory community
Continue looking in r/musictheory

*

r/musictheory
A subrememberingsomer.com for human being who care around composition, cognition, harmony, scales, counterpoint, melody, logic, math, structure, notation, and additionally the overall history and evaluation of music.
427k
Members


490

Online


Created january 16, 2009
Join
*
*
*
*

*

Top write-ups february 18th 2019Top posts of february, 2019Top posts 2019
helprememberingsomer.com coinsrememberingsomer.com premiumrememberingsomer.com gifts
aboutcareerspressadvertiseblogTermsContent policyPrivacy policyMod policy
Back to Top