Monday, November 29, 2010

Our House

A quote from the band:
"I remember putting in two key changes instead of one at the end of the song, so as the outro went on you never knew where the beginning was; you'd probably lost sense of the key that the song was in. It was really exciting working on that, and if I say so myself, I was quite proud of it because the whole thing was quite clever and it worked. I've actually used that trick a fair bit. I normally go a tone and a half down — lots of people who've worked with me have heard me say 'What's this chorus sound like a tone and a half down?' — because it's a bit cabaret when you just go a tone up. It was during rehearsals that I suggested doing the 'Our House' outro a tone and a half down, and when it came back it sounded a little bit boring, so I suggested then going to another key, Mike got very excited about that and we basically worked together on it."

-Rachel Eichelberger

Duck Tales

Kinda copying off of Vogel a little but we were out this weekend and some bar was playing theme songs to old shows and cartoons. The classic Duck Tales theme came on and noticed a very nice key change in there. Check it out.
-Matt Leuzzi‎

Let There Be Drums

This guy climbs chromatically from the key of E all the way to B, revisiting it's opening riff briefly in A. I heard this little gem on the satellite radio. You have to love a rental car.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Taste of Honey

Around 2:10, Herb and the Tijuana Brass take it to another level with a classic half-step key change. Classic.

Sugar Daddy

Gotta love the Jackson 5. "Sugar Daddy" is a fun, bouncy tune in F that modulates up a half-step at nearly the two-minute mark, at which point Michael's voice begins to soar.
-Mike Oxman

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ka Huila Wai

Traditional Hawaiian song with an awesome key change by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole . I really love this song.
-Tony Trov

Monday, November 8, 2010

I Try

Yeah I know this song is kind of lame. Whatever, I always liked it. Half step key change after the bridge.
-Tony Trov

Monday, November 1, 2010

Uptown Girl

I'm so glad this song has a key change so I could post this video.
-Tony Trov

The Snorks Theme Song

Teaching kids key changes at a young age is very important.
-Mike Vogel