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    William Cingolani
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    Song is “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”. 1st 18 measures are in G major, one sharp.The next 6 measures are in E flat, 3 flats. E natural is 3 semi tones before G. So E is a minor of G and E is also the 6th note in the G scale making it a pure minor. Would this be a case of E minor becoming E flat minor?

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    E flat natural minor has a Gb (ie Bb Eb Ab Gb).

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    William Cingolani
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    I have the music to “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” in G major. 1st 16 measure are in G major. Next 6 measures are in E flat. Then last 10 measures switch back to G major. I all sounds right. How does the E flat part logically fit into the G major scale.

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    saxjohnny
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    it doesn’t. it’s just a dramatic key change in that particular song/arrangement.
    if it was E minor then the relationship would be relative minor.
    but in this case it’s key change

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