Key change

Idiom

Key Change

Definition

A key change is when a song’s key is changed for a part of the song or for the entire song. This can be done to create a new sound and feeling in the music.

Examples

The bridge of the song was done in a key change from G major to E major.

The chorus of the song was in a key change from C major to A minor.

Origin

The term ‘key change’ was first used in the late 1800s and was in reference to the key of a song changing during the performance of the song.

FAQs

What is a key change?

A key change is when a song’s key is changed for a part of the song or for the entire song.

What is the purpose of a key change?

The purpose of a key change is to create a new sound and feeling in the music.