#1
When a song is "in the key of x", what does that mean exactly? Does it just mean that MOST notes should be in that scale, or all notes, or what? This has always sort of confused me. Thanks!
#3
^*Reported*

In a nutshell, it means that the chord of resolution is X. So if you're in the key of C, the song will resolve to the C chord. If you're in the key of G minor, the progression will resolve to G minor.
#4
And that's really it? It seems there'd be more to it than that, although that does make sense.
#5
Quote by AHippie
And that's really it? It seems there'd be more to it than that, although that does make sense.
That's it.

Keep that in mind when you learn how to apply modes, whenever that is.
#6
What's the real point of modes? I don't even understand what they do; playing the scales of the modes sounds cool, and i guess i could make a whole song in the "locrian mode" or w/e. Is that what they're for, basically replacing keys?
#7
Quote by AHippie
Is that what they're for, basically replacing keys?
No, it's when you want a new flavor of a scale. For instance, instead of playing the dark, sad natural minor scale, you could play the cool, funky Dorian scale.

Read the stuff in the MT sticky.