#1
does any1 know what key (what scale) the star spangled banner is that begins 0123 if u can understand that if not sorry but help please . . .thanx
#3
lol sorry i mean b-0 g-1 d-2 g-1 b-0 i dont know how to tab lol yea im sorry bout that if thats anybetter


but im talkin about what key is it in like for instance ---- purple haze = e you c?
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lol sorry i mean b-0 g-1 d-2 g-1 b-0 i dont know how to tab lol yea im sorry bout that if thats anybetter


but im talkin about what key is it in like for instance ---- purple haze = e you c?


by b-0 g-1 d-2 g-1 b-0 do you mean


E|------------------
B|--0------------0-
G|-----1-----1-----
D|--------2---------
A|-------------------
E|-------------------
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Star Spangled Banner is in the key of G Major.


isn't it originally in Bb and just transposed from person to person so that it is actually singable?
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isn't it originally in Bb and just transposed from person to person so that it is actually singable?


Originally G and usually transposed to Ab or Bb.

Some kind of resolution was passed for G Major to be the 'official' key of the song, I don't know the details.

I just know it's originally in the key of G Major. I have no idea about guitar versions from he likes of Hendrix etc.
#11
the way i transcribed it (not exact, but it's my version) is in G major with a few out-of-key notes added in
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#12
you can play it in any damn key you want! usually if someone is going to perform it, they change it to a key that the singer is comfortable with. unless explicitly specified by the composer (i.e., pachelbel's Canon in D major), the key of a song is usually pretty flexible. the most important thing to consider is the singer's range. it's better to have a song in a changed key than in a key that's out of the singer's range. classical composers have other reasons for setting keys, but i don't know enough about it to go into detail. for your purposes, go with a comfortable key for you.
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the way i transcribed it (not exact, but it's my version) is in G major with a few out-of-key notes added in

and yes this song does have a couple of out of key notes. that's on purpose.
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and yes this song does have a couple of out of key notes. that's on purpose.

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hendrix&angus! It's the Lydian scale, with a 4th instead of the 4#.




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