"Fundamentals of Music Theory 101"
2012 03 03
Hello, O.T.! Remember me? I've been reviewing your Theory 101 posts. Now, if you will bear with me, I have a SPECIFIC situation - and I want to know whether I have interpreted it correctly - and since YOU are the "go to guy" for theory, I wonder if you can answer my question.
I believe the Key and Mode for this song are: Key of D, E-Dorian Mode
Okay, the key signature has 2 sharps (F#, C#) and the chords in the song are Em, G, and D (appearing in that order at the beginning of the song). The very first melody note is E and the very last note of the song is also E.
So, now am I understanding this correctly? I know that 2 sharps indicate either D major or B minor keys, but given the other "clues," I think E Dorian Mode of the Key of D is correct. Have I arrived at the proper conclusion, based on this information?
Hope you and all the other folks at CB are well!