#1
Hey guys I was just wondering how to figure out what key a song is in. I made up this song with my roommate and I am trying to write a solo over it. The rhythm chords I play are E to F to Eb. So I don't ask this again, can someone explain how I can figure out what key this is in? Maybe a website or something? Thanks guys.
#3
sounds like dazed an confused. what i would do is pay attention to the chord being played at the moment and play some notes that are in that chord...good luck
#4
it might be a minor key, like maybe in e minor?? idk
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#5
E: E, G#, B
F: F, A, C
Eb: Eb, G, Bb


It's really weird. I wouldn't really call it diatonic to anything. I'd make it resolve to one of the chords somehow (I didn't think they resolved well to anything) by adding more chords or changing the tonalities of them as they are now (like make the Eb a D#min7b5 and F>F#min or Eb> D#7, and E>Eminor or some crap, idk I'm typing without thinking.).


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it might be a minor key, like maybe in e minor?? idk
For real? The first, out of 3, chords is an E major chord and you're guessing the key is E minor? That seems really "outside-the-box" to me.
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Last edited by metal4all at Nov 26, 2008,
#7
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E: E, G#, B
F: F, A, C
Eb: Eb, G, Bb


It's really weird. I wouldn't really call it diatonic to anything. I'd make it resolve to one of the chords somehow (I didn't think they resolved well to anything) by adding more chords or changing the tonalities of them as they are now (like make the Eb a D#min7b5 and F>F#min or Eb> D#7, and E>Eminor or some crap, idk I'm typing without thinking.).


For real? The first, out of 3, chords is an E major chord and you're guessing the key is E minor? That seems really "outside-the-box" to me.


yeah I was guessing, thats why I said idk, maybe you need help reading.
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#8
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yeah I was guessing, thats why I said idk, maybe you need help reading.
I wasn't being a dick to you. I was just pointing out that I didn't follow your logic. I didn't even say I was right. Hell, I have no clue what key this is in if it even is in one. Don't be a dick to me. Have a good day
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#10
you could possibly be in f melodic minor but probably not
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#11
Are these power chords or triads?

shockdoctor92: You can't be "in" melodic minor since it's just a scale and not a key, and F melodic minor wouldn't make sense. F melodic minor ascending is F G Ab Bb C D E so I don't necessarily see that working.
#13
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Its usually the first chord of a chord progression. For example, the chord progression E to F to Eb, the song could be in E.



COULD be, not necessarily though...let's say I play a chord progression of A G D...that isn't in A major just because the first chord i'm playing is A