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anna5710

Playing in Db?

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I did this exact thing, when I played in a band with a person whose favorite keys to sing in were Eb, Ab, and Db.  I had two fiddles on stage, with one tuned a half step low.  The thing is, if you want your sound to be like any kind of traditional fiddle sound (open strings), Db isn't going to work in conventional tuning (yeah, there's the Banks Hornpipe--Eb--and Earl of Hyndfore --Cm--but those are twisted Scottish tunes that are delightful but sorta extreme).  I'm so proud of myself now that I'm working through the Bach Sonatas and Partitas in my old age, that I can deliver those passages in C# or whatever, but I would still be challenged to play decent blues in Db.

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