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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000030.txt from 1996/01

From: Lee Callet <LCallet@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Klezmer Keys
Date: Tue, 2 Jan 1996 19:57:10 -0500

In a message dated 96-01-02 16:34:46 EST, you write:

>Do people generally play klezmer tunes in the 'right' key? Are tunes
>particularly easy in the key that they were written for? When people get
>together to jam, do you have to negotiate keys, or does every know the
>tunes in the same key?

Someone of the klezmer persuasion said once that his career survival was
entirely based on d minor (d minor concert, that is). If you are gonna be a
klezmer guy you gotta play in d minor. That's it; that's all you need to
know. (Well, make sure it is d harmonic minor. THAT'S all you need to know.)
Lee Callet

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