waldo041 wrote:well, mickey hart did not write those books
I am guessing that he didn't "write" the books, but since it is coming directly from Ice Nine Publishing, I am assuming he at least saw the sheet music before it went into the books. Most artists are pretty particular about how their creations are portrayed to the public, and I'm sure I would have checked over the sheet music if it was mine (not that I have written anything worthy of publishing) before it went out to the public, so I think it is a reasonable assumption. But, I admit, it is still an assumption.
and i have seen many have a wrong key signature before.
Of course there are tons of errors in books. I have made my living in publishing for the last decade plus, and have learned this the hard way. I think it is in one of the same books that a line in "Bertha" is written "I ran snack into a tree". But when it comes up that way again and again, and from two different publishers, I start to think that's what Mickey meant.
i went ahead and grabbed the sheet music and sure enough it is written in the key of B major(5 sharps), but had to laugh when i seen all the A# notes/chords in the sheet music changed to accidentals(naturals)!
does it matter that in B major that A# is a diminished chord?
A#dim would be an inside chord to B major (talkin' triads again here). I'm not sure I understand the question. Using A major (again, talkin' triads) in a song in the key of B major would introduce only A natural as an outside note, and A natural is the dominant seventh to B major. As such, in a rock song, that works fine in my head. I may be missing some finer point of musical theory here, but I don't see how this upsets any apple carts.
just proves the sheet music should have been written in E major with a B Mixolydian tonal center, then all those accidentals would be eliminated.
It could have been written that way, yes. But IMO, the melody makes more sense in B major. From memory, and it has been a while, the melody is all over the 1-5 scale degrees of B major and there are no As or A#s in the melody.
the only difference between B major and E major is that A#.
but yeah you been correct all along mick, as long as you change that A# to an A you can stay in b Major all you want or is that B major anymore?
The A natural is in the rhythm only, it is not in the melody as I recall. Feel free to prove me wrong there, since you have the sheet music out. But if you would rather think that Mickey wrote it wrong, it's no skin off my ass.
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