I was going wah > dirt > comp > volume > delay. Now the wah is at the end because it goes through Ableton because my wah fell off a table - BYOC Wah - and I don't know how to fix it. That'll probably be a summer project for a rainy day.
Ah, new light has been shed, maybe I don't stand corrected and had it right the first time. I see two different viewpoints of the technical definition of "key".
1. Key = tonal center
2. Key = what basic scale the notes come from, basic meaning major, harmonic minor, melodic minor, or harmonic...
Ok, I just read a bunch about it. If you're playing blues, and someone asks the key, the real question they're asking is "what's the tonal center?" even though someone says it's "in the key of", they're not correctly using the terminology when they tell you that the blues they're about to play...
How in the world is the key A when that's not the tonal center? i understand it's the key signature of A, but if you were asking a buddy to play with you, would you really say that the progression D > E is in A? That makes no sense, there's no A chord.
If the chords had their typical...
So you're saying that this progression:
A7 A7 A7 A7
D7 D7 A7 A7
E7 E7 A7 A7
isn't in the key of A?
I'm not trying to figure out easier ways to think of things, this just goes back to what key progressions are in.
Awesome, thanks Gennation!
So, it's just depends on how you approach it then? Which would be dictated by the D > E progression's context. So even if it was Dmaj7 > E7, and the last chord is a D, you could say it's in the KEY of D, then right? Bascially, it doesn't matter that you would use...
But there's no C or C# in either chord, so it doesn't denote A major or minor as a triad. There's no A chord either.
I could see the key signature of A used to cut down on accidentals, but you could just as easily say it's in F# minor then, right?
Don't worry, not SHA
Progression is D > E
Note choices can easily be seen as D Lydian or E Mixolydian if you want to keep the C# in your pool of notes.
Got a friend saying it's still in the key of A because you use the same notes as the A major scale. I say it's in either D or E...