[Dixielandjazz] Star Dust
kay2840 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 3 22:22:33 PDT 2006
As a non-musician... I'm not so sure that easier is alway better. I'm an accountant and tend to be cost conscious...cheaper is not always better so I suspect in the musical world that easier may not always be better... Better is a relative concept... sounds better, easier for the performer, audience likes it better, what other frame of refererence...
Russ Guarino <russg at redshift.com> wrote:
I often ask musical friends why a tune would be played in a key like Db when a
half a step down would be infinitely so much easier. The only answer I get is
that flat keys sound better.
Steve Barbone wrote:
> dingle at baldwin-net.com wrote (polite snip)
> >> Bill Haesler wrote: (also politely snipped)
> >> Was Carmichael's key D major? I thought it
> >> was D-flat major, and I have seen it written it in Db or C, but never
> >> in D.
> > Ingle:
> > I believe it was in D-flat -- at least many of the brassplayers I know
> > play it in that key. C is more common.
> I'm with you Don and believe the correct key was Db. Some bands may play it
> in C but I think probably because it is easier for them in C. My pocket
> booklet which cross-references 2000 American Songbook tunes, alpha, by year,
> by Broadway show, by composer, by key, by bands making it famous, says Db.
> Sadly that book is no longer in print. It is invaluable when hunting for
> tunes to play at a trio or quartet gig. No charts or anything, just tune
> names. Luckily my bass and guitar guys know at least 2/3rds of them.
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