Comments on: Determining the Key http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join= Play better with free online guitar lessons. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 08:59:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Patrick MacFarlane http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join=#comment-3189 Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:14:20 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-3189 You are correct on using A minor over the verse. The chorus changes the key to E minor, so you probably want to use Em over it since Am would clash over the D major in the chorus.

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By: John http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join=#comment-3122 Sat, 29 Jul 2017 18:13:37 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-3122 I see from the other comments that one person is doing all the work, so i figured, i might as well follow suite. The verse is Am F C G. The chorus is Em C G D. I am pretty sure if my friend solo’d over the verse he’d be wanting to play in Am as the F C G are rather rapid and the main part sticks to the Am. However if i’m wrong, i’d like to know. Thanks!

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By: Patrick MacFarlane http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join=#comment-2307 Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:21:39 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-2307 Those chords do not match a major or minor key. It is likely that the song changes key or simply plays out of key from time to time.

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By: Notation is hard http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join=#comment-2236 Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-2236 My song has B, Am, Em, D and F#m. What key is it in?

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By: Patrick MacFarlane http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join=#comment-2013 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:31:34 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-2013 Hello Tony, This song does not fully adhere to a key since it has four different major chords. However, it is very close to the key of G. The F# major chord will produce two notes that are out of key: A# and C#. If you want to bring that chord into the key, you’d play a diminished chord. I hope this helps.

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By: Tony http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join=#comment-1991 Sat, 04 Feb 2017 22:49:23 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-1991 My songs chords are D7, C, G and F#. What key is my song in please

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By: Patrick MacFarlane http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join=#comment-1886 Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:02:46 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-1886 You can tell right away that this song either changes keys or simply plays a chord outside of the key. I can tell because you can have 3 major chords, but two are a step apart. This does not follow this pattern. Having an E major and E minor chord is another clue. With that said, the song might change keys in the middle. The closest key is A minor. I hope this helps.

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By: Matt http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join=#comment-1815 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:19:52 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-1815 Hello. My song has Am, E, Dm in the verse, but later makes use of Em, C and G as well. I think the key would be Am – is this correct?

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By: Patrick MacFarlane http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join=#comment-1794 Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:52:01 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-1794 The key is E minor. Two major chords in a row indicate the 4th and 5th degree of a major key (G major in this case) or the 6th and 7th degree of a minor key (E minor in this case). Since you have an E minor chord and not a G major chord, the key is E minor. Note: E minor is the relative minor of G major, which means they use the same notes and have the same key signature (one sharp – F#). I hope this helps.

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By: Gustavo http://milanogourmetexperience.it/?p=how to figure out the key of a song&join=#comment-1702 Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:23:48 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-1702 Hello if the song has E minor, C and D chords what is the Key?
Thank you.

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