Comments on: Determining the Key http://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1= Play better with free online guitar lessons. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:37:35 +0000 hourly 1 By: Patrick MacFarlane http://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1=#comment-3777 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:22:41 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-3777 You are right. This is the key of D.

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By: Simon gurung http://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1=#comment-3775 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:54:22 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-3775 My song chord are D A Emin D A G.so which one is the key signature for this chords.I guess it is D.Am I right?

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By: Patrick MacFarlane http://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1=#comment-3748 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 01:33:27 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-3748 Hello Katie. Given that you are playing the major chords G C D with Em as well, it probably sounds like the key of G. If it were E minor, I would expect to see Em Am and Bm or something similar in the song. Here’s how I looked at this case: Take the tonic chord (G vs Em) then look for its IV and V chords (C D or Am Bm). That can usually tell you if it’s the major or the minor key. Since you have the major chords and not the minor chords, I think it’s G major. I hope this helps.

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By: Katie Addley http://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1=#comment-3731 Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:40:43 +0000 http://www.guitarlessonworld.com/2016/?p=206#comment-3731 Hello, Patrick! This is a very well-written lesson, and it has helped me a lot in the past! However, I have recently written a piano piece that utilizes G, C, D, and Em chords throughout. I know that it is either in the key of G major or E minor, but I’m not sure how to determine which one. Do you have any advice?

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By: Patrick MacFarlane http://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1=#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://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1=#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://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1=#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://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1=#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://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1=#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://vawhelp.org/?success=key of a song&h1=#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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