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randulo

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I'll work through the keys, next is F# concert, then C# concert, then?
 

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Nice. Down and dirty, as they say. Once again, it's easy to hear you're an experienced musician but it's still impressive the tone and technique you've got in 2.3% of your lifetime.

What key? No idea. I think some people have said guitarists have favorite blues keys, so if you're going that way...ask the guitarists? Otherwise, maybe work thru all, around the Circle of 5ths? Or is it 4ths?
 

randulo

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Nice. Down and dirty, as they say. Once again, it's easy to hear you're an experienced musician but it's still impressive the tone and technique you've got in 2.3% of your lifetime.

What key? No idea. I think some people have said guitarists have favorite blues keys, so if you're going that way...ask the guitarists? Otherwise, maybe work thru all, around the Circle of 5ths? Or is it 4ths?
Yes, I am a guitarist and I was aiming for those keys, although B is uncommon. I chose it for this tune when I played it on guitar, because the IV chord, E allows that nice bass line after the breaks on the I. This actually is a vocal, but I didn't want to send it to my sax teacher in that form.
As a guitarist in a trio, almost everything was in E, G or A for certain open string chords and bass lines. When I began upright bass, I immediately understood the beauty of F and Bb! On the alto saxophone, I find the "easiest" keys to be Eb, C minor, F minor and Bbm and M. But my instrumentals are in other keys. I have a blues in D that I moved to C for the alto. I have a C#m tune that I tried in Cm, but I think I will just keep practicing it in C#m. The whole key thing on different instruments is fascinating to me.

By the way, the first 13 years or so of my "lifetime" probably shouldn't count. I think I got my first guitar at around 13. It was a gift from an uncle, a Goya classical guitar. I soon traded it for a Sears electric guitar and amp. The rest, as they say, is hysteria.
 
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Why not bring all of these threads in the "Blues Key of the Month" back to life ? They've been resting for quite a while. Blues Key of the Month

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You're right Rhys! I would also like to hear more "ad lib "blues songs. I don't mind if the song is in the original key, jazz blues, blues rock, country blues ...... From Ellington, Lester Young, Gene Ammons .... to Stevie Ray Vaughn, Chuck Berry, Eddie Shaw ..... I'm going to record some more blues songs. I do it my way. That's mean more as I was playing at a blues jam.
 
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