Is this piano piece in Bb minor or Db major?
Sounds like Bb minor, but I could be wrong?
- RaymondLv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
Easy one here: B-flat minor all the way.
Remember about minor keys - sometimes using natural minor, other times harmonic or melodic minor?
Minor is minor - that is, ANY form of minor.
What you've got here is a *lot* of VI-III64-iv7-I (GbM-Db/Ab-Fm7-Bbm), pointing to B-flat minor, *natural* form. Verse at 2:33 goes to iv=I (E-flat minor), ending at 2:49 with clear dominant **V** chord (F-A-C) from harmonic minor (A *natural* is from harmonic minor, Ab is from natural minor).
What's more, all main cadential points are in B-flat minor (0:11; 0:33; 0:44, etc).
My Very Best - as always
- 6 years ago
Finishes on a Db, doesn't use A natural at all throughout (if it did that would strongly imply Bb minor), and is quite obviously in Db all the way through. It's in Db major.
- Anonymous6 years ago
Ah, it sounded so familiar at the beginning but finally when the first verse started that's when I knew it was good old "Umbrella". And yes, the song is in Bb minor!