[Dixielandjazz] Subject: Re: Keys?

DWSI at aol.com DWSI at aol.com
Wed Oct 4 05:00:18 PDT 2006

It was J.S. Bach who developed the modern keyboard pitches--the well  
tempered clavichord. He made the distance from between each half-step the  same for 
all the notes. But you can't really make them all exactly  the same. That's why 
some keys have a slightly difference tone or resonance than  others. All 
piano players know that the sharp keys are more brilliant, the  key of C is 
incredibly dull, whereas the key of Db, (one half-step up), is  magnificently rich 
harmonically. I knew a piano man who played everything in Db  for this reason. 

Dan (backup piano) Spink 

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