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Modulating to minor?

Anyone ever try the song "Va Attrape Mon Violon" by Jason Frey and Travis Matte? Cool little tune, and it has 3 parts, the third part sounds like it modulates to B minor, or does it stay in D and just sound that way? I got the A and B parts pretty quick but that third part, especially the way Jason is doing it, has me stumped.

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Definitely shifts to B minor, but "modulates" (to my mind anyway) suggests an actual key change. B is the relative minor to the key of D (2 sharps), so there is no actual key change there -- equivalent to shifting to A minor in the key of C -- all the same notes appear in both scales.

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Proper music talk. Loving it.

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What else do you expect, when Bassman is talking

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If my flapper ears doesn't cheat me, I hear the following chords with the banjo.
In the first and second part lots of D and very short A, and reminds me immediately to Sally Goodin or Indian on a Stomp
In the third part I hear Bminor for sure and A.
If this is called a modulation , I'm not sure.
That's because the A-chord doesn't change
I thought that a modulation changed the key of a whole song ?

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Well, I guess I misused the word modulate. Thanks for the info. Very cool song regardless.

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It was more a question than a remark Bryan, because I'm not sure about it
Wunderful song indeed

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