#1
how can you figure out what key a song is in, and how do you solo in a certain key? thanks...
Favorite Artists/Bands
1.John Mayer
2.Smashing Pumpkins
3.Moneta
#2
You have to tab most of the song and figure out what scale it's in. Then check the root note of the scale. A key is basically the root note of the scale you're playing in.


For example if I'm playing in the pentatonic scales and I started on the 7th fret of the E string I would be playing in the key of B.

If you want to solo you should learn the pentatonic boxes and the modes of the major scale.
Soon you will sit on the bench
of those who deny I have my soul
You sell a dream you create
Condemned by what you condemned before
Smooth are the words you sing down and high
Underground is your joy your laws
Last edited by MedicreDemon at Oct 8, 2007,
#4
the I, IV, V method.
My obligatory gear list

Guitars
Schecter C-1 Classic
Gibson SG Special
1987 Fender Strat
Epiphone PR-150

Amp and Effects
Peavey Valveking 112
Boss DD-6
Crybaby Wah-wah
Ibanez TS-9DX
Banshee 2 Talkbox


Crit plz! Wh ore of Gommorah
#5
Root notes is where you should start. It gets more technical, but that what it comes down to for the most part.
SPACE FOR RENT
#7
musician talk forum!

Call a locksmith.

-ep
BASSLINES TO MAKE YOUR CHEST CAVITY SHUDDER.
#8
This is the easy way that my teacher taught me.
Listen to the song and start hitting notes on the E string. Whichever note sounds good, that's your root. You gotta be able to match pitches.
Hey look, a stoner/doom album.

GENERATION 27: The first time you see this, copy it into your sig on any forum and add 1 to the generation. Social experiment.

E-father of TheSPillow/Sam
E-brothers with Entity0009
#10
Call a loc...nevermind

Just
A) get the tabs, and figure it out from there
or
B. Learn some basic theory, after basic theory it isn't hard to solo using penatonics.
Quote by Qazxs
I got kicked out of a Mac store when me and my friends simultaneously put on meatspin on all of the computers in the store. Some eleven or twelve year old looking girls there freaked out.
#13
Quote by Slash_HuDsOn
call someone who makes keys.....

C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER

There wasn't a combo to break.
Oh Shit!
#15
start with root notes to figure out chord progression then go from there.
♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪♪

Quote by Rune Playaz
I vote thycrusader for 'The guy who hit the nail on the head'


Quote by Emilyyy.
thycrusader = Thigh_Crusader
#16
just play a bunch of power chords around the neck until you find one that sounds good. then a major scale around that to find your bass note. thats the key.
...Nothing you've ever...
...Planned on ever turned out...
...The way you planned...


...You're still disappointing them...