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Old 08-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
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Does anyone know the key of the song Kiss Me by Sixty Pence None the Richer?

I'm playing it with a capo on the 3rd fret.
In the Verse I use the chords: C, C without the index finger, C7,
In the Chorus I use the chords: Dm, G, C, Am, C7, F.

According to the online keyfinder the song could be in A# or G# major. But it doesn't envelop all notes I play, so I don't get it >_>.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:07 PM   #2
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It's not necessary for all the notes to be in the key's respective scale.
Actually, C - Cmaj7 - C7 would never fit in a major or minor scale, since it's got 3 notes descending chromatically.

The song is probably in "C" major (Eb taking into account the capo transposition).

The only accidental is the Bb in C7. In the verse, it's part of a descending chromatic line: C-B-Bb. In the chorus, it works as something called a secondary dominant, which is probably a bit too advanced for you.

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Old 08-16-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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Sounds like C major to me.

But you can figure it out by yourself. Just listen to the song and try to hear which of the chords feels like "home". It always wants to go back to that chord and when it comes back, it sounds "complete".
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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It's obviously in Eb, now TS figure out "why" it's in Eb.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:30 PM   #5
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Thx for the reactions guys. I will do my best to figure out why the song is in
Eb.
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #6
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:03 PM   #7
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Also, *Sixpence.
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Old 08-17-2013, 02:08 AM   #8
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He's using a capo on the 3rd fret.
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:23 AM   #9
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Yeah, it's in Eb because the capo is on the 3rd fret. The capo "transposes" every chord a third higher - so C becomes an Eb and so on. So the chords you are actually playing are Eb-Ebmaj7-Eb7 and Fm-Bb-Eb-Cm-Eb7-Ab.
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