TopDots has researched extensively into finding ways to help singers select arrangements in a key that’s best suited to them.
Go to the Song Details page of the song you are interested in.
Identify the cluster of boxes which refer to the available key(s) of the arrangements we have produced. One will always be named as ‘Original recorded key’ and there will be at least two more located underneath and labelled as ‘Select alternate key’. In these boxes the key will be displayed written in text format i.e. Am, D, C# etc.
To one side of the page is a musical stave which displays two notes. The leftmost note is the lowest note and the right note is the highest note the singer reaches while performing the song. Please be aware this range excludes the range used in any vocal ad-libs. By clicking on the lower note, a single note (piano) will sound. In a similar way, by clicking on the higher note it will sound the highest note. By clicking back and forth on these notes it should be relatively straight forward to know if you are able to sing comfortably within that range.
Alternate key. If an alternate key is selected (by clicking in its box) the notes that appear in the stave will automatically change to reflect those of the new key, and the corresponding new vocal range. As before audition the notes repeatedly to confirm suitability.
Note: To avoid confusion, whatever key button is selected, the ‘active’ box will remain highlighted.
Located just beneath the musical stave is a ‘Preview Audio’ button. By clicking on this button, a small audio (MP3) clip of approximately 30seconds will play. Use this feature to verify the key you have chosen. The audio clip is in the key you have been auditioning. If a new key is selected the audio clip (and the PDF example page of music) will change accordingly.
Please note: We are unable to refund or exchange any order made in error. It is the responsibility of each customer to ensure the key is correct at the time of ordering.