Today in school choir, we practiced singing our school song, which nobody actually sings, let alone knows the words to.
The song is in the key of F and starts on an A, so my director hit an F on the piano.
Then she began singing the song on an F, not an A. Now it was being sung in C#!
My head started to hurt.
I was going to tell her that we were singing it in the wrong key, but fortunately we stopped.
Oh well... The band will play it in the correct key (hopefully).
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We were singing Carol of the Bells as well today.
Some background: The 1st sopranos are known to be sharp. All. The. Time.
That sharpness bugs me crazy!
Carol of the Bells is in G minor.
Our school bell rings an A flat.
So we were singing Carol of the Bells, and the sopranos went sharp. The altos followed suit.
A worried look formed on my face.
By the time we got to the end of the song we were half a step sharp.
We sang the "Ding, dong ding..."
My director held us before the last note (which was supposed to be a G but would now be an A flat)...
Then the bell rang.
We laughed (even me) and I proved to everyone how sharp we were.
Oh well. Maybe it was worth it to go sharp...
It made it so that the bell didn't clash.