#1
So I'm writing the rhythm to a song and I have it with these four chords (with some fills of course, it's not just the chords lol). I want to start writing the lead part but I need to make sure I'm in the right key first...I've read the zentao lesson on keys but I'm still unsure.

Here are the chords in order:


E|--------------------|
G|--------------------|
B|--------5---7------|
D|-2-----5---7------|
A|-2-----3---5--10-|
E|-0--------------8--|

Now if I'm correct that's I, V, VI, V and also E, C, D, C.

So would that be in the key of E?
#3
Quote by bangoodcharlote
That's a I bVI VII bVI power chord progression in E. The key is E minor.

Your second and fourth chords are the same.


Thanks man! By the way, does anyone know of a good lesson on determining key OTHER than the one on zentao. It left me a bit confused.
#4
If you go on google and type in 'all guitar chords'. You get a site called www.all-guitar-chords.com (name-ish) Go onto reverse scales and map the notes out from the song, If there is enough to be sure what scale it is, it will tell you.
#5
yeah, it's called practice. not to be harsh but if you practice a lot or just listen to a lot of music you'll hear a specific note coming back and the song trying to return to that note, that's all there's to it
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#7
Quote by FretboardToAsh
yeah, it's called practice. not to be harsh but if you practice a lot or just listen to a lot of music you'll hear a specific note coming back and the song trying to return to that note, that's all there's to it


Yeah, I practice about 30-40 hours a week holmes. If that's not alot of practice then I don't know what is.


Quote by uterus
that's an impressive chord progression you have there


Are you being serious or sarcastic? If you're being serious; thanks! If you're being sarcastic then note this is my first *real* song I've ever written. Mostly I've just written a bunch of cheesy solos over pre-made cheesy chord progressions.
#8
i dunno if he was being serious or sarcastic, but just be aware that type of progression is VERY common in all forms of music, i wouldn't say it's incredibly "impressive" but it is definately good and sound for a starter, i don't know if you know any music theory but it's a good start