#1
What key is this song in? And also, how do you find it? I wanna do a cover, but I feel like making my own intro noises. I also want a reference to how to find keys of songs in the future.

Edit: I forgot to add, it's by Death Cab for Cutie
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Last edited by k7apex at Jun 20, 2010,
#3
Thanks for the quick answer. Just wondering though, why do you think it's F? What's a give away about the song that gives it?
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#5
Sadly, the lazy way doesn't work for this song.

For the right way, I'm assuming that you mean accidentals, so that i'm looking for all the accidentals used in the song and try to construct a scale out of it in order to determine the key.
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#6
What does it resolve to? If you can answer that, then you've found the key.
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#7
Resolve to? I only have a basic education in music theory, nothing that deep.
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#8
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Resolve to? I only have a basic education in music theory, nothing that deep.


Resolution means what chord does the song use that gets a "completeness" feeling.

Play these chords (each slash is a quarter note strum):

D        E        A
/ / / /  / / / /  / 


Where does it sound "complete?"
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