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over the years i thought in terms of do-re-mi-etc the key degrees inside any key. even if i'm not in Cmajor but rather in E major for example, in my mind the root was always "do". the fifth of the scale/key was always a "sol" (when in reality i hit B) and it was orange in my mind. i attributed all of them a particular color. ("re" - the second degree of the key is yellow, etc) the problem is, me trying to play the guitar, i can get lost if i don't play in C major, because sometimes i loose track of the shape (that guides me to the root of the key), and when i'm a bit lost i pay attention at what note i'm at, and i see a B flat for example.. which tells me nothing (in respect to what key it belongs, and what degree of that key this B flat is) so.. i kind of never really learned keys. but when doing a solo, especially in a more fast one, i doubt one could think in terms of "i need to hit an F sharp right now because the Dmajor chord is coming", i suspect guitarists think in terms of "i need to hit the major third because the root of the key is coming" - this would be universal to all keys and there shouldn't be weird situation like being a master guitarist when playing in Cmajor but a complete beginer if the song is in Dmajor. i'm confused.. how do you guys think inside a key? 1.do you think in terms of key degrees ("i should hit the major third now") and if so how exactly do you "name" the note in your mind, 3? or mi? (like i did) and if so how do you relate these degrees to the actual note that plays (B flat for example)? 2.or do you actually learned keys, and play with the actual note names in your mind. but how do you know the Bflat minor chord sounds plain sad if you don't know that it's the sixth degree of the key (without this degree the simple note of Bflat means nothing - if its not in a context)?
Hi! I don't normally speak to you composer types, I'm more of a rocker girl :3 hence my name (I heard there aren't a lot of girls who compose) I love led zeppelin and I have been inspired by the great guitar works of eddie van halen (would you call that a composition?) which has lead me to musical exploration and the desire to create my own great symphonies like mozart Behtoven and Bach. I have always loved that one song Moonlight Sonata by Behtoven but never really listened to any classical type stuff until recently my band nerd friend Tyler showed me the lovely calming peacful music of Mozart and it pequed my interests so I started listening to more Behtoven and Mozart and that german guy bach. (I love germans anyone here listen to rammstein?? ^_^) ANYWAYS I would like to explore this beautiful new peaceful world of music. I hope to one day compose my own dark symphonic metal pieces and I need your help. I can sing like tarja from Nightwish and I know how to play some piano but I can only read tabs. Where should i start? If someone would be willing to help me learn musical notes one on one (preferably someone who likes nightwish and emilie autumn) i will work my hardest to make sure they are appreciated and youd get into all my bands future concerts for free. ;P Anyways could you guys also please rec me some more classical music to listen to? Ive been listening to it every night before i go to sleep and its just so beautiful and calming and romantic.>.< any violinists here btw?