I have no music background but would like to record a simple self composed melody onto a score sheet. I used Musescore. Could someone help me identify the key of this song and also if there are any obvious technical mistakes?

Thank you!

Music Score - what is the key?

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Until the final bar, it looks very much as if the song is in C (major). The final bar implies a cadence in G - this is because of the F#. How do you 'hear' the final bar? Do you feel that you have 'reached home' or have 'gone somewhere else'?

Purists would say that bars 2, 4, 6 and 8 are not notated correctly as they don't show the beat properly.

  • Not only "purists" but anyone who'd like to be able to sight read it without pain. – Carl Witthoft Feb 5 '18 at 13:43
  • The atypical notation didn't give me any grief, but then I kind of have a thing for unconventional time signatures. – Steve Feb 6 '18 at 9:30

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