#1
I came across a progression I like. I've recently started learning how to figure out what key songs and progressions are in bt this one confuses me a bit.


The progression is D/F#, G, Dsus2, Em.

Thanks in advance
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#4
The D/F# would be the root, or I of the key.

The G is the IV.

The Dsus2 is neither major or minor, but still has a D in the root, so it's still a I.

The Em is the ii of the key.
#5
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I came across a progression I like. I've recently started learning how to figure out what key songs and progressions are in bt this one confuses me a bit.


The progression is D/F#, G, Dsus2, Em.

Thanks in advance

Can you give us some more context? For instance....

is this a song, or just a random progression that you made up to jam over?

Does it just repeat as written, or is there more to it.

The more you can tell us about it, the better chance you have of getting an accurate answer.

As is id agree with the other posters about it being in D Major.
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#6
No context needed to determine the key. Given those 4 chords, the key is D major. Now, if we start adding in other chords, then it's possible the key might change, but given those chords, there's no doubt the key is D major.
#7
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Can you give us some more context? For instance....

is this a song, or just a random progression that you made up to jam over?

Does it just repeat as written, or is there more to it.

The more you can tell us about it, the better chance you have of getting an accurate answer.

As is id agree with the other posters about it being in D Major.



I made it up to jam over.

Currently its repeat as written bc I can't find a direction to go from there that I like

I figured knowing the actual key would help with that.

Also the first chord being D/F# still makes it the I in D Major? I figured the F# would throw that off.
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#8
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No context needed to determine the key. Given those 4 chords, the key is D major. Now, if we start adding in other chords, then it's possible the key might change, but given those chords, there's no doubt the key is D major.



Well actually, context is always relevant. But assuming the TS has given us the full context ..... I agree that, its in D major.


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I made it up to jam over.

Currently its repeat as written bc I can't find a direction to go from there that I like

I figured knowing the actual key would help with that.

Also the first chord being D/F# still makes it the I in D Major? I figured the F# would throw that off.



Yeah, even inverted the D still functions as a I chord.

Depending on what else you do, those chords could technically be part of a D major progression, or possibly G Major.

As is though, I hear it as a Tonic - Subdominant thing.... in D major.
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Aug 28, 2010,
#9
Quote by KG6_Steven
No context needed to determine the key. Given those 4 chords, the key is D major. Now, if we start adding in other chords, then it's possible the key might change, but given those chords, there's no doubt the key is D major.
I disagree. Who's to say it's not a V I V vi in G major? Or better yet, a VII III VII i in E minor?
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