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Old 2008-05-26, 18:52
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Originally Posted by TruthDevoid
It's true. Say you're playing out of E minor, formally you would say it's in the key of G, but if i'm jamming with my friends and i ask what key, i'd rather them tell me E minor. So yeah, technically everything is in a major key because really the minor scale is just the aoelian mode, but.. whatever, you know what i'm saying.

No thats not quite what i'm saying, or what i think davie is saying. Close but not quite, i see and agree with your point up to when you call it "technically a major key."

There is no such thing as a major or minor key if you accept that there are no minor keys. There is just as much a MINOR key as there is a MAJOR key.

You accept there are certain keys based on the number of sharps or flats and keep it at that. If you say 1 sharp is "G major" its the same as saying "E minor", there is no difference and E minor doesn't have a relationship to 1 sharp through G major, it just is what it is.

Its just easier to remember by attaching a name to a key by giving its Ionian mode root name. The same goes for the Aeolian root.

Or, you accept there is something called "The key of C major" or "The key of C minor" and leave it at that.

Either or it doesn't matter, its purely up for debate that i feel doesn't have any real purpose.
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