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FDP Forum / Tin Pan Alley - Songwriting / C# Major notation looks very confusing to me

ECS-3
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Dec 19th, 2010 06:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

In one of my songbooks is the tune "Born Under A Bad Sign", written by Booker T. Jones and William Bell, performed by Albert King.

The music notation is scored with 7 sharps!
F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, plus
E# and B#.

In the music the note "F" is notated as E#.

There's also a bunch of B-natural to C# hammer ons, and since the key signature contains B# every one of these hammer ons requires a natural sign next to B to cancel out the B# in the key signature.

Technially correct, but it looks confusing to me anyway.

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Dec 22nd, 2010 12:19 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What a pain. My guess is that they are transcribing it in the key it's recorded.

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Dec 22nd, 2010 07:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I wonder why they didn't use Db instead. That's "only" five flats!


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Jan 4th, 2011 12:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

LOL, I'd probably just tell Albert to man up and sing the song a half-step lower in the key of C!

No sharp or flats :)

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