#1
Power Tab is saying F Major but I thought it was G Minor / Bb Major. Which is it?
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#2
G minor, 'cause that's what the riff is in.

Though in theory, you could say a piece is in F major, then notate it so your playing Db minor etc etc
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#3
Quote by Pure_Morning
G minor, 'cause that's what the riff is in.

Though in theory, you could say a piece is in F major, then notate it so your playing Db minor etc etc

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#4
It is actually in a key that should be called "G, no thirds" or "G neutral", however, as this is no "real" key, Gm comes closest.

What does it mean? The third notes determines if a key is major (=major third) or minor (=minor third)

In classic rock, you often leave out the third on all backing instruments, you play so-called power chords (only root note and fifth, also possibly the seventh). This is what e.g. the organ in Money for nothing plays (notes g, d, and f) over the riff / verse.

This way the lead instruments can either play major thirds or minor thirds, or both, without getting in conflict with the chords. Here Knopfler plays only minor thirds for the riff, so you can see it as Gm. You can also see it as G major with the minor note being a "blue note".

This is rather an academic difference, the point is, a 2nd rhythm guitar (or organ) shouldn't play Gm, and neither G major.