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willem
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Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:08 am

Are there songs in F#?


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daryl
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Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:20 am

Hi Willem. I don't know of any off the top of my head. Why do you ask?


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Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:41 am

“Give Me One Reason” by Tracy Chapman - standard 1-4-5 blues in F#

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:laugh:


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Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:28 pm

dtaylor wrote:
Hmm. They never talk about why F# is good, they just sort of joke around and repeatedly say F# is good. And as Neil pointed out in the news, F# is the least flexible guitar key. I don't know these guys, so maybe it's sarcasm?

All this said, when I'm just messing around with barre chords, I often start in F#, without really thinking about it. No idea why. So it won't be lonely?


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Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:47 pm

I can see why electric players could find it useful for those little ornaments like they show in Molly's Chambers (and countless other rock songs) and if you're playing lead and power chords, who cares what key you're in.


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Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:59 pm

They do mention how it's the lowest note to bounce up to by a full step. You can get some good, guttural stuff out of that. It doesn't really make the case for it being the best key, or the "People's Key." And it's nice to be able to make use of open strings and harmonics when playing lead to power chords, and F# limits you there.


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Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:02 pm

unclewalt wrote:
They do mention how it's the lowest note to bounce up to by a full step. You can get some good, guttural stuff out of that. It doesn't really make the case for it being the best key, or the "People's Key." And it's nice to be able to make use of open strings and harmonics when playing lead to power chords, and F# limits you there.
I never thought of that aspect, when I do listen to shredders they seem to love some screaming harmonics and pseudo-harmonics these days.


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