#1
hey,im writing a classical guitar piece for my a-level free compostion, im having a little trouble with what keys i should use, im using sonata form, but i was wondering if theres any certain keys you could reccomend for a john williams sound, specific notes or intervals, thanks
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#2
also what keys are commonly used in flamenco songs, such as rodrigo y gabrielia
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#4
RyG =/= flamenco

JW's sound? Erm is there even such a thing? Check out Wiki on the sonata form for some characteristics on it.
#5
i know all about it, im just struggeling with the ideas of what keys TO use, what key to start the exposition with etc
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#6
This is an example of a guitar piece in sonata form:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYObytwwob8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GchzS3dG0Wo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lDKAjEYnFc

There isn't just on theory or scale for Classical music. This scale is used in Flamenco music:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_scale

You might just want to read on some other ones, too:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_scale
#7
The school form of a 1st movement sotata may look like this:

Exposition:

i) Theme A in the tonic key (eg, G major)
II) Theme B (often slower) in the dominant (eg, D major)

Development:

Free use of materials from Themes A & B using tempo / key / dynamics / time signature changes; serial movement; inversion of melodies... and other devices. Entirely new material can be added if it "fits".

Recapitulation:

i)Theme A, again in the tonic
ii) Theme B - this time in the tonic, also.

You might already have tunes that could be put into service as your themes. If so, you just need to compose bridges from one to the other and transpose your "Theme B" from from the dominant to the tonic and compose bridges between the different parts to make it hang together. Also, an intro and a coda might be useful.

Have fun!