#1
ok the chords are G,D,A7 could you tell me what key that is please
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thank you
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#4
Quote by dst127
It's in D.
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You are correct, but wouldn't it make sense to explain why, perhaps?

When you're clearly in a major key, one of the big "signals" for the tonic, the root of the key, is a dominant chord. In a major key, the V (five) chord is dominant: 1 3 5 b7. In this case, A7 is dominant, as it conatins the notes A, C#, E, and G. That tritone between C# and G creates a lot of tension that wants to resolve somewhere. That somewhere is D; not surprisingly, the V chord of D major is A.

Edit: G and obviously D are in the key of D major as well, so their are no chromatic, out-of-key, tones with which you need to deal.
#5
And even more simply (and yes, that is all correct, and the answer I would have given if you hadn't beat me to it), if you write down all the notes in the chords you get this...

G - G B D
A7 - A C# E G
D - D F# A

That gives you two sharps... C# and F#... which is key of D.

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#6
Quote by bangoodcharlote
You are correct, but wouldn't it make sense to explain why, perhaps?

When you're clearly in a major key, one of the big "signals" for the tonic, the root of the key, is a dominant chord. In a major key, the V (five) chord is dominant: 1 3 5 b7. In this case, A7 is dominant, as it conatins the notes A, C#, E, and G. That tritone between C# and G creates a lot of tension that wants to resolve somewhere. That somewhere is D; not surprisingly, the V chord of D major is A.

Edit: G and obviously D are in the key of D major as well, so their are no chromatic, out-of-key, tones with which you need to deal.


That's awesome, I wish everyone would break things down like that, so that people wouldn't argue about it for the next 20 posts.
#7
Agreed.
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