#1
Hi all, if someone could tell me what key this little chord progression is in plz let me kno

D-A-Bm-G

P.S. if you wanted extra "thank yous" you could tell me how to find the key myself? maybe? please?
#3
D major. If you wanna figure out stuff like this, one of the easiest way is to use the circle of fifths.
#4
Uhhhh? circle of fifths? i think i know what you mean but if you could draw it out or explain it that would be helpful.
#5
Yes, its D major. The way to know this would be to know ur major scale formula. Tone Tone Semitone Tone Tone Tone Semitone. D E F# G A B C# in this case. And then by stacking thirds (if u want me to go more in depth just ask) u get: Major Minor Minor Major Major Minor Diminished. Giving us D Em F#m G A Bm C#dim. As you can see, D A Bm and G all appear in the key of D major.
#7
Quote by Kai-Ryu
There are no sharps or flats, couldn't it be in C?
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There are sharps in those chords. C# and F#.
#8
Quote by Kai-Ryu
There are no sharps or flats, couldn't it be in C?

In this case, no. The root notes aren't sharp or flat, but the notes that make up the chords do contain sharps/flats.

D - D F# A
A - A C# E
Bm - B D F#
G - G B D
#9
Quote by Kai-Ryu
There are no sharps or flats, couldn't it be in C?
There's no C chord. That should be your first hint.

The way to find what key something is in is by doing to following: Write out every note used, match those notes to a known scale, and determine a root. So if you had all the notes in a D major scale and the root was B (this is determined by deciding the note/chord to which the riff resolves), the progression would be in B minor. If the root is D, the progression would be in D major.
#10
There's no C chord. That should be your first hint.

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Well aside from the fact that it isn't in C, couldn't a song be in C without having a C chord? I don't see how no C chord would change the key if it was like an F - G - Dm - Em or somethin.
#11
Quote by bangoodcharlote
There's no C chord. That should be your first hint.

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Well aside from the fact that it isn't in C, couldn't a song be in C without having a C chord? I don't see how no C chord would change the key if it was like an F - G - Dm - Em or somethin.
Granted, a chord progression of a certain key doesn't necessarily need the tonic chord, but this usually results in a very weak progression. Most chord progressions contain the tonic chord because it "eases" everything together.
#12
And Here is where the modes start kickin in

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