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Title: Help finding the key of a song
Post by: TheKillerQueen88 on October 01, 2020, 05:39:23 PM
Hi all,

I have written a song, and started putting down the music for it, but unsure how to work out the key to add the music for the verses and chorus etc.

The into starts off as Gb, D, B, E. So with just those, I don't know how to work out the root note base the rest of the song progression on.

My musical theory is cack as you can tell, and I struggle to digest all the online articles on how to work out key signatures etc!

Thanks
Title: Re: Help finding the key of a song
Post by: Boydie on October 01, 2020, 07:08:34 PM
@TheKillerQueen88 (http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?action=profile;u=22666)

An initial crude guide would be what chord would sound best to end the song on (that provides a satisfying "resolution")

Are all of those chords major chords? - the mix of major and minor chords are also a good way to identify a key
Title: Re: Help finding the key of a song
Post by: Boydie on October 01, 2020, 07:14:50 PM
@TheKillerQueen88 (http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?action=profile;u=22666)
This post will help you with "chord scales", which will in turn help you identify the key of songs
http://www.songwriterforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=9447.0
Title: Re: Help finding the key of a song
Post by: TheKillerQueen88 on October 01, 2020, 09:14:07 PM
Thanks. I will have a good read!