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Stephen 01-29-2016 03:30 AM

Key Change
 
I don't know if there's a name for it but in Pink Floyd's Nile Song it sounds like they use a kind of ascending key change every verse.



So I was just wondering if there is a name for that and what other songs use it?

Pet_Sounds 01-29-2016 06:26 AM

Yeah, it's called a key change, and it's pretty common.


Stephen 01-29-2016 06:53 AM

I mean like in the Nile Song the way the key change seems to be endlessly ascending after every verse (well I'm not sure inversions are technically ascending but the effect is that it seems to continuously ascend from the previous verse).

OccultHawk 01-29-2016 10:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stephen (Post 1674968)
I don't know if there's a name for it but in Pink Floyd's Nile Song it sounds like they use a kind of ascending key change every verse.



So I was just wondering if there is a name for that and what other songs use it?

Nice observation.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nile_Song

Quote:

The chord progression is a series of modulations, beginning at A, and then rising a whole step with each repeat, cycling through six different keys, returning to the starting point of A, and continuing the pattern as the song fades out

DriveYourCarDownToTheSea 01-29-2016 03:53 PM

Here's a song that changes keys, like, every other line.


Stephen 01-29-2016 04:54 PM

Should have known wiki would cover it. I just like the way it works in The Nile Song so I was wondering if anyone else had employed the same song structure. Thanks all for the input.

OccultHawk 01-29-2016 05:08 PM

I've always loved that song but I had no idea it has such a complex structure.


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