#1
There's this song that goes B-E on verse and D-G on chorus. Those chords dont fit on any major/minor key so... how do I find the key of it?
#4
It could be in the key of E all the time and just use bIII and bVII chords (borrowed from the parallel minor). Or then it could modulate. But without knowing the song we can't help. Using non-diatonic chords is really usual.

But remember that I don't know which song you are talking about so my analysis may be way off. Listen to the song. Which of the chords feels like the key center? When you play that chord, it feels like resolved, like "home". It may be that the chorus and verse are in different keys. Modulating is really common too.
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Last edited by MaggaraMarine at Oct 2, 2013,
#6
The song is in B major. The chord progression for the verse is B-E-B-E-B-E-D-B (I-IV-I-IV-I-IV-bIII-I). And then there is a modulation to D major (chorus). The progression in the chorus is D-G-D-G-C-Bm-G-Bmaj7 - D: I-IV-I-IV-bVII-vi-IV B: I (the last chord of the chorus is again in B major - the two last chords could also be thought as being in B major - G major would be the bVI chord in B that is also very common and it kind of "prepares" the key change back to B major). It's a pretty "smooth" modulation because the relative minor of D major is Bm which is the parallel minor of B major and maybe that's why you didn't notice it.
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Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

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Bach Stradivarius 37G
Charvel So Cal
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Ibanez BL70
Laney VC30
Tokai TB48
Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
Last edited by MaggaraMarine at Oct 4, 2013,
#7
You find the key by listening to the resolution, not by counting chords and looking for accidentals.

To solo, you start with the scale of the home key, and modify it to avoid clashes as the chords change.