Hi everyone,

Is there any one out there who can explane in basics
of how you work out the key a tune is played in?

Also what are the tunning notes for D Tunning & G flat?

yours Trot
For a major key that is not followed by a flat follow this order of sharps: F#, C#, G#, D#, A#, E#, B# - To figure out how many sharps the key has in it go down a half step and then find that sharp in the pattern. Let's take E major - down a half step is D#, so an E major scale would be composed of E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#, E. It has four sharps and they follow the order. For a flat key, just use this order Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb, Cb, Fb. For a major key, take Bb major for example, you simply find the key note in the order and add the next flat and that is the key signature. So for Bb it is Bb and Eb. For minor keys, just take the major key and add 3 flats (these flats just cancel the sharps if the key has sharps). For instance G major regularly has one sharp + 3 flats equals two flats (G Minor). E major has four sharps (+ 3 flats equals one sharp or E minor). I hope this was clear and helpful. If you have any questions, just ask? As for the tunings, I believe that you are referring to open tunings where each note is a note in the chord of D or Gb.