I'm working on my first few pieces and learning a lot in the process.
I'm trying to figure out how to pick a key for a song. Is there a general rule of thumb that happy songs are written in certain keys, sad songs fit into others, moody songs fit in the rest.
How do YOU select the keys for your songs?
Also what resources really helped you when you first started out?
I feel pretty good asking you guys, because I have a lot of respect for the songs that are posted here.