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Keys of the songs

Postby jls191 » Thu May 30, 2013 12:11 pm

I was wondering if there is a reason the songs change key from one instrument to the other. I am actually trying to learn all three instruments at the same time and was hoping all the songs could be in the same key across the instruments? I love the site and the Ben your the best! I guess as I get better I will be able to learn to change the key of the songs but I am no where near that level yet LOL
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Re: Keys of the songs

Postby mreisz » Thu May 30, 2013 12:54 pm

Most the songs I have looked at for multiple instruments are in the same key. Which one(s) have you run into that are different? Maybe it's just a matter of a capo for the guitar. For instance, a fiddle might be in A, but on the guitar one would often play it in G with a capo II.
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Re: Keys of the songs

Postby jls191 » Thu May 30, 2013 1:00 pm

It was She'll be comin round the mountain. It's in G for the mando but C for the banjer. Like I said it's not a real big issue but I would like to record myself on one instrument and play along with another.

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Re: Keys of the songs

Postby mreisz » Thu May 30, 2013 1:31 pm

I suspect that was done in various keys to make it fit the instrument easily. If you want I'd be glad to look at transposing one of the parts. I don't play banjo, so I might do a better job of transposing the mando part.
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Re: Keys of the songs

Postby jls191 » Thu May 30, 2013 1:40 pm

That would be cool you guys really are the best folks!!
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Re: Keys of the songs

Postby mreisz » Thu May 30, 2013 9:02 pm

I got the mando tab. I'll try to get it transposed before too long. If I don't get to it before the end of this weekend it will be late next week. If you don't hear back from me by eand of next week, feel free to post a reminder on this thread.
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Re: Keys of the songs

Postby jls191 » Fri May 31, 2013 5:35 am

Ok and again thank you very much!
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Re: Keys of the songs

Postby mreisz » Fri May 31, 2013 9:26 am

Hey Jeffrey, I sent you a PM. I transposed the mando part to C. The transposed part is a variation on Ben's paid tab, so I don't want to post it where everyone could grab it.
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Re: Keys of the songs

Postby jls191 » Fri May 31, 2013 10:06 am

Ok thanks you have a great weekend!!
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Re: Keys of the songs

Postby mreisz » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:25 am

Hey Jeffrey,
I hope the C version is working well for you. The song fit more natural in G, so if there are any parts that seem difficult, let me know and I can look at it for a more simple part.
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