Is this piano piece in Bb minor or Db major?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HFPd4JJwaQ

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Sounds like Bb minor, but I could be wrong?

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  • 6 years ago
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    Hi Hadean!

    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

    Raymond

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  • 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.

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  • Anonymous
    6 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!

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