What key is Emancipation Suite - Part 2 in?

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What key is Emancipation Suite - Part 2 in?

Post by Empathica1928 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:41 pm

Hello... this is for a transcription project I'm currently working on for one of my college ear training classes. I've transcribed the guitar and vocal lines up through where the vocals end, but I'm having a really tough time figuring out exactly what key this song is in.

I believe the song starts with a G# minor chord, but I'm having a hard time making sense of the progression the song uses, or if it's modulating to another key when the rest of the band kicks in. Could some other experienced musician help me out? I'd really appreciate it.

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Re: What key is Emancipation Suite - Part 2 in?

Post by HolyWind » Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:04 pm

Hi there.
The whole song is in Ab minor.
The chord progression is Abm F# B C#m
And when the band kicks in is Ebm E F# Eb (here you can say it changes to Eb phrygian, which is the same than Ab minor).
During the solo it repeats the first chord progression. The strange thing about this song is the time signature, 7/8.
Hope this helps.

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Re: What key is Emancipation Suite - Part 2 in?

Post by robocop656 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:32 am

B, D#, காமவர்த்தனி, F#, G#m, A#, D#m, Mayamalavagowla, कामवर्दनि.

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Re: What key is Emancipation Suite - Part 2 in?

Post by Empathica1928 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:18 am

Thank you very much!

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Re: What key is Emancipation Suite - Part 2 in?

Post by J.S. Bach » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:13 am

HolyWind wrote:7/8


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Re: What key is Emancipation Suite - Part 2 in?

Post by NeonVomit » Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:43 pm

Oh shut up, 4/4 isn't the only time sig. Now go back to decomposing.
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Re: What key is Emancipation Suite - Part 2 in?

Post by adrian9 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:09 pm

is in the key of C#Crap. :x
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Re: What key is Emancipation Suite - Part 2 in?

Post by HolyWind » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:57 pm

Yeah, I know there's much more than 4/4. But I mean 7/8 is quite uncommon for a Strato song.

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Re: What key is Emancipation Suite - Part 2 in?

Post by robocop656 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:11 am

Subdivide the notes, you can play 7/8 in 4/4. (or just count 12 12 123.)

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