ArtistLion
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#1
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 >_>.
sickman411
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#2
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.
Last edited by sickman411 at Aug 16, 2013,
MaggaraMarine
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#3
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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#4
It's obviously in Eb, now TS figure out "why" it's in Eb.
And no, Guitar Hero will not help. Even on expert. Really.
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He's using a capo on the 3rd fret.
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MaggaraMarine
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#9
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.
Quote by AlanHB
Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

Gear

Bach Stradivarius 37G
Charvel So Cal
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Ibanez BL70
Laney VC30
Tokai TB48
Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115