#1
verse x220(1)x to x02220

chorus x244422 to 2x220x

Its an Em with the c picked alternately with an open b - then an Amaj

then a Bmaj - then a F#m

Ta in advance. Neil
#2
Hi Neil,

The chords don't fit to one down-to-earth key, but the notes of the chords seem to fit within the E melodic minor scale (E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D#, E). So you could consider this song to be in E minor, with the embellishments of the C# and D#.
#3
Quote by metalmania46
Hi Neil,

The chords don't fit to one down-to-earth key, but the notes of the chords seem to fit within the E melodic minor scale (E, F#, G, A, B, C#, D#, E). So you could consider this song to be in E minor, with the embellishments of the C# and D#.


Thanks metalmania.
#4
The key is E minor.

Any chord can appear in any key - what you're really asking here is whether they all fit into the same scale. In this case, there is no "normal" scale that would apply to all of the chords, because you're using both the C natural and C#.

What you've done is called Key Borrowing - using the chords from a different key/scale for some specific effect. Here, you've borrowed chords from E major (A, B, F#m), but still resolve everything to E minor.

For those who know theory: this is actually a clever application of key borrowing, because -only- the tonic is minor. Everything else is diatonic to the major key, so bringing back to minor sounds extra dramatic.
Last edited by cdgraves at Jul 11, 2014,