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Topic: How do you know what key to hit?
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AuthorTopic:   How do you know what key to hit?
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posted: 2/7/2004 at 2:07:22 PM ET
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lol well anyway, about the piano, like I said, just count up or down from C. The white key to the right of C is D, next up is E, then F, G, A, B, and back to C. Now the black keys are sharps and flats. The black key to the immediate right of C is C#, or Db. C# and Db are the same thing. Notes that have 2 names are called enharmonics. You might be wondering when to use what note, but that's when it gets more complicated. When composing music, you have to know what key you are in. When writing accidentals, that's even more tricky, to pick which enharmonic to use. It depends on the notes around it and whatever.

About my composing, I have a great deal of knowledge about music theory which is why I'm able to come up with the things I come up with. Some people think that even without the knowledge you can still write good music, which you can to an extent, but you are sure missing out on possibilities to make it so much better, that you don't even know of. Believe me, I've been there. But while knowledge of theory is highly important, so is a creative mind. When everything is all technical and there's no heart or creativity put into it, it's just not that great, in my opinion.

Anyway, I'm glad you liked my music If you want to keep talking to me, just email me at taciturneternity@aol.com because I don't check out this site really often. And I'll be glad to help you out with all your music questions, that I'm able to help with.

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posted: 2/7/2004 at 5:08:30 PM ET
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