New York, New York . . in the key of . . ?


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I am also stuggling with a Sinatra tune. NY,NY.
The majority of the tune I am ok with. It is in the key of F.
It is when the slow part kicks in at the end of the song. The key changes to Gb major. Correct me if I am wrong but all notes are played as Flat except the F. Is that the key of Gb?
Why am I stuggling with it? Can it be changed to a simpler key? Is it possible to play it in F same as the rest of the song? Or even Bb or Eb I can handle that. Is this called transposing? How do I transpose the Gb notes to enable me to play in a more simple key? Thanks:)
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Hi Ray,

I'm guessing you're struggling because the key change is introducing chords you rarely play. Go with it! A great opportunity to stretch yourself.

To answer your question, the Gb Major scale is Gb Ab Bb B(Cb) Db Eb F.
 
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I have just looked on Ultimate Guitar for a transcription of the chords.

One version has F Gm C A# A#m Am D as the chords

Transposing to the key of C gives a simpler version C Dm G F Fm Em A
 
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. Go with it! A great opportunity to stretch yourself.
One version has F Gm C A# A#m Am D as the chords
Two options . .
Go with it or transpose?
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Cowboy wins.
I think transposing could land myself in more trouble. I will just keep plugging at it in its original form.
Practise eh! Another coffee too.
Thanks guys.
Ray
 

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