Thread: Out of Key!
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Old 2007-05-11, 15:09
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Originally Posted by Schizoid
Hello Metal Heads,

There is one thing that has been confusing for a long time. I've realized when I analyze a lot of classical music they mostly never stick to one key. Even when the songs are called for example Concerto in C major; a lot of the notes are not in the C major! I don't understand that. When they refer to the key do they mean it as the main key of the song and they modulate out of the key at numerous times? I think this is the logic. Any feedback on this would be great.

Thank You All!

Yes, they switch keys. Usually they start and end on the same key and modulate to other keys in between. Some classical forms even include the key changes.
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