Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Toucha Toucha Touch Me

Spooky key change from the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Half step up at the end. Take it away Janet.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Rebel Rouser

Half step modulation throughout the song. Note the instruments that come in and out with every key change.
-Tony Trov

I Got You Babe

Half step key change after the bridge. Nice job Sonny.

Keep Yourself Alive

The chorus of this song rocks it in D major, jumps to F major at the end of the song, goes back to D and then visits B major on the last time around. Oh Mercles, you rule my world. Queen is the best at what they do. Best part of the video is Brian May singing.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sweet Thing

It's not surprising that Rufus & Chaka Khan's "Sweet Thing" is one of the most soulful songs ever written, as it features the Queen of Soul Herself on vocals. The sunny, uptempo-but-relaxed groove is in A until about two minutes in, at which point it modulates up a half-step to Bb. Complete flames.


Cleverly stealing his chorus from Cool Jerk, his Greatness takes the second solo a whole step above the key of the rest of the song at 2:15 in the outro. Move over Rover...

Little Green Bag

Here's a fun one from the George Baker Selection. The key goes from G up half a step to G# just before the last chorus. And here's a weird video of George Baker and said selection drinking wine in what looks like a pizza kitchen.
-Al Bruno

Monday, October 11, 2010

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

Kenny Rogers group from the 1960s gives a mean half step key change at the beginning of each verse.

Monday, October 4, 2010

The Sign

I saw the key change and it opened up my eyes.
The intro segment starts in G Minor and switches to it's parallel major of G Major when the lyrics come in.