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axemaster911
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axemaster911
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08/29/2006 1:19 am
Originally Posted by: 6strngs_2hmbkrschanging keys IS a technique. you even said yourself that it's not super easy:

it's not like people do key changes as a way to "cheat" their songs into sounding interesting. first of all, it's rarely used, so how do they make all their other songs interesting? and secondly, like I said, it IS a technique, and not a simple one.



I dont think this technique is rarely used because of the difficulty factor. I think its more of a sound quality factor. Playing notes outside the key your working in just doesnt sound right. You can get away with a few here, and there too add effect, and interest. But I belive unless a person is making music that requires an out of key sound for a strange, mysterious effect it should be avoided. I am mainly saying this for the less experienced players slill in the process of learning the diatonic scale. Untill you have a working grasp of the diatonic scale, key changes should not be considered. The points I am trying to make on this subject are intended for gutiarists still in training an need not worry about more than one key per song.
I have a feeling that if real amazing, cool sounds could come from blasting through two or more keys per song it wouldent be a rarely used technique, regardless of the difficulty, and extra effort involved to do it right.
I admit this is still a subject I am studying, and dont fully understand, but I know enough not to waste my time, when there will always be plenty to keep me busy working, and creating new sounds within one key.
Dont take offence, its just my opinion. Rock on