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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Key for Lonesome Moonlight Waltz


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texasadam - Posted - 12/15/2015:  11:25:03


   As shown by the music here: (abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=tri...0226/0005), would you say that the song is in D minor, or F major? I realize that D is the relative minor of F. I was tempted to say that it's in D minor because the song has the "minor feel" to it, but it ends on an F chord (with the ending chord usually being the tell-tale sign of the key)... maybe it changes from Dm to F?



 



   What say you, FiddleHangout? Please provide reasoning for your answer.


ChickenMan - Posted - 12/15/2015:  12:15:07


I always say Dm because of that minor feel. I have a similar back and forth with a guitar player about Geese in the Bog being Am or C, only in that case I lean towards C.

Joel Glassman - Posted - 12/15/2015:  12:19:57


Definitely D minor. The bar of F at the end of the form, serves as a "turnaround". Its a temporary departure from the minor tonality,
not "home". The bar with F includes pickup notes for D minor which emphasizes the transition back to the root chord.

abinigia - Posted - 12/15/2015:  12:41:26


Dm, or F. You can call it either. It resolves to F, and Bb is 4th to F, and C is 5th to F. Dm is relative key. All the same basically.


Peghead - Posted - 12/23/2015:  13:59:08


Differences of opinion like all things Monroe. The way I see it even though the tune starts on a Dm chord, it's really a tension building chord,  you just don't realize it until later in the tune when you finally hear it against the F!  To my ear the tonal resolution happens with F. The key doesn't necessarily need to be the most prevalent chord. Musically F as key simplifies things on paper, Bb becomes the 4 chord etc. That's just my way of thinking but it's academic. How cool is that  A chord, it practically lifts you out of your seat!!   Great tune by the way.   



Edited by - Peghead on 12/23/2015 14:04:48

mmuussiiccaall - Posted - 12/23/2015:  15:38:11


The B's in the two G measures near the bottom should have been naturaled.


abinigia - Posted - 12/23/2015:  16:05:39


quote:

Originally posted by mmuussiiccaall

 

The B's in the two G measures near the bottom should have been naturaled.







What?


mmuussiiccaall - Posted - 12/23/2015:  20:33:47


The Bbs called for in the key signature need to be B natural to harmonize with the G Major chord (GBD) in the accompaniment. BTW there is no E7 chord in the second line either.


abinigia - Posted - 12/23/2015:  21:14:53


quote:

Originally posted by mmuussiiccaall

 

The Bbs called for in the key signature need to be B natural to harmonize with the G Major chord (GBD) in the accompaniment. BTW there is no E7 chord in the second line either.







Thanks. I see what you mean. I had overlooked the sheet music.


texasadam - Posted - 12/28/2015:  13:35:36


Thanks for the replies.

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