#1
Hey, I have two questions for all you guitar players. I'm pretty new to guitar (screwing around occasionally for three years, really started learning about a year ago), so maybe the second sheds off as you learn, but whatever.

1. What is you favorite key? Why?

2. Do you have a preferred key to practice and/or learn new things on?

I don't really have a favorite key, but for learning new scales and modes I usually use an A major key, as it is the only key I can really see the entire fretboard and make comparisons on. I can play in other keys without too much difficulty, but I can't leap up and down without a reference point.
#2
F# minor. It sounds good and dark. I also like the pentatonic scale. I believe that this is also Tom Morello's favourite key.
#4
Em, pink floyd fan.
Heaps of awsome songs are in it as well, and it works really well for blues. (Little Wing, Maggot Brain, many hendrix songs don't necessarily use that key, but relative to the tuning it would be Em).
Who reads sigs anyway
#5
Anything with 4 accidentals or less in the key signature, otherwise it's a bitch to sight read.
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#8
im preferable of minor keys in the following

E,F#,G,A,B,C#,D

the reason being i find it easiest to sing in those keys (notice those are all the notes in the key of B minor?)
#9
1. D major, and any of its modes. I like the note placement on the neck, and C# diminished is sexy. And, D for Danny.

2. C major, then I take things from there.
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#10
C major, modes are easiest from it to learn new things I think. As for favourite key, Em maybe? Or maybe D or B minor? Not sure....
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#11
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I lol'ed.


I'm being serious, Ebm is not nice to read notation in.
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#12
A major. I love being able to improvise around that E7, as it's easy being so close to the nut. It's just so easy to improvise something bluesy in A major (for me at least, I wouldn't expect anyone else to think that ).

Soundwise, no idea. Always thought most keys sound the same. I know D minor will sound dark, because of toccata and fuggue and so many funeral marches are written in D minor, but apart from that I don't really mind what key I'm in

And C major is my favourite for sight-reading, because I'm so lazy.
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#14
d harmonic minor, e minor, and c minor also f major. they sound good and dark and they are very "versatile"
#15
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I'm being serious, Ebm is not nice to read notation in.


I know you didn't mean it as a joke, but I still laughed because it's so true.

Key signatures with lots of sharps and flats coupled with my poor sight reading ability = not good. I'm getting better though.
#16
Interesting thread. I like it though.

My favorite keys are probably E and A. E minor preferably, because I love how many positions I can use that key in on the neck. Otherwise I like C and A Harmonic Minor, and natural minor.
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#17
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I know you didn't mean it as a joke, but I still laughed because it's so true.

Key signatures with lots of sharps and flats coupled with my poor sight reading ability = not good. I'm getting better though.



Ahhhh.
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#18
Anything in the locrian mode.. Devil's scale anyone?

Actually, though, I do like C minor a lot. and Bb major.
#19
D-Major/B-Minor or Bb-Major/G-Minor because of mode fretboard placement.
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#20
Em, F#m (Crazy Train intro FTW!), Am, Dm, Gm

C major... I really don't play in major enough.
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#21
Bm! i dunno why but i never use majors. the c egyptian is my 2nd favourite
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