In Blues when something is referred to as being in the "Key of E", is it in E Major or E Minor?
- dewcoonsLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
In western music most songs are in major keys. So normally the "major" does not have to be stated. If it says only "key of E", the assumption is that it is E major. they will always say "key of E minor" if they are referring to a minor key.
- marsLv 72 months ago
There's Major and Minor Blues. Blues is a Minor-Pentatonic scale.
- Melting MediaLv 72 months ago
Usually, E minor. I'm not a musician, so my answer could be wrong.
- Me2Lv 72 months ago
Blues has its own peculiar characteristics, such as the inclusion of the minor 3rd in pieces that would otherwise be perceived as played in a major key. In fact, the minor 3rd can be so predominant that the major chord acts much more like a "color chord" than the major key.
So bear in mind that the key for a blues piece might be called out as major, while being played in a mostly minor mode.