The key is…the key.

IMG_1098.jpgIn 1818, a burglary in the dockyard in Portsmouth prompted the British Government to announce a competition to produce a lock that could be opened only with its own key. The winner, Jeremiah Chubb, produced a product still bearing his name almost 200 years later.

It’s hard to find when the word ‘key’ came into use to describe the item that would open a lock, or indeed when it started being used in relation to the tonality of a song.

One thing’s for sure however, it’s not a coincidence that the same word is used in each case.

Find the key and you’ll unlock the song.

I'm Kieran and I play piano. Actually I do a bit more than just playing - I teach others how to play, and I write music, arrange it and host/produce shows.

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