#1
i feel so shamed, but i was going through a list of tunes one of my students wanted the keys for and for some reason this one stumped me. anyone know what it is and why?

i had thought it might be E. or Eb taking the downtuning into account.
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Last edited by primusfan at Jul 29, 2010,
#2
After a quick listen (just the intro, mind you), it sounds like G to me.
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#3
yeah but the chorus is kind of bizarre.

the intro is (this is all a half step up for purpose of ease):

G# E F#

the chorus is:

D F C# A
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#4
i went out for a cigarette and the nicotine told me it might be G minor (taking the half step tuning down into account)

just bizarre because that means the I is major.
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#5
About the I chord in a major key, it's typical of grunge bands (which Alice In Chains arguably is) to do that: take a scale just for the purpose of having chords rooted in its notes, but all major. It also happens in psychedelic rock and britpop rather frequently.
#6
Sickman so you are saying that they sometimes take chords that should be minor for the purpose of staying in key, and make them major...a bending of the rules?