How to know what Key a song is in on Guitar

How To Know Which Key A Song Is In
I remember sitting up nights reading a lot of material trying to learn how to read a song, and find out which key a song is in, so that I might easily know which notes to base a solo on. But I haven't found any good guides that sums it all up, just some guides that seem to include some of the material. This is for beginners, to get a grasp of the subject. So I thought I would write a lesson just for getting the basics down. I am a beginner myself(played guitar for just over a year now, and banjo for 2 months) and love playing guitar so this has become a passion for me. Anyways, let's get down to business, shall we? Let us see, let's take a song called "Me and Bobby McGee." The version I play uses the chords G, C andD. Therefore, this song is in G. Now, why is the song in G? Well let me tell you how I knew that, because it had G, C and D in it. Let me write down a chart:
key  1   2  3  4  5  6   7     
C    C  Dm  Em F  G  Am  B-dim 
D    D  Em F#m G  A  Bm  C#-dim
E    E F#m G#m A  B  C#m D#-dim
F    F  Gm  Am Bb C  Dm  E-dim 
G    G  Am  Bm C  D  Em  F#-dim
A    A  Bm C#m D  E  F#m G#-dim
B    B C#m D#m E  F# G#m A#-dim

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Now what can we see here? Well for startes, 1, 4and 5 are ALWAYS Major chords (G, C, F# etc). 2, 3and 6 are always minors (Dm, Am, C#m etc) and 7s are diminished chords, even though sometimes used as a major in certain songs. So, we have "Me and Bobby McGee," a song which as a G major, C major and D major chords in it. Look down the chart, which songs have G, C and D majorin it? Ah, G has those three chords. Therefore "Me and Bobby McGee" is in G. Lets take another nice country song while we're at it:

Tips for better Singing!

Singing Tips!
Drink plenty of water.
Pour your emotions into the song and use facial expressions while you sing.

Pick a song suitable for your vocal range. (With notes you feel more comfortable singing.)

Mistakes to avoid while singing!

Make sure to rest your voice and give it plenty of liquids, particularly water.

Some common mistakes to avoid are smiling while singing, under singing, over singing, pushing out too much air, and pushing beyond one's natural range. These are common causes of damage of the vocal folds. Be cautioned of these.

Note that if you feel any type if physical strain or especially to the extent of pain, stop practicing. This may be due to practicing these techniques in an incorrect fashion.
Seek to speak with a vocal trainer, choral director, or a specialist of the vocal folds. They will be able to show you what is being done incorrectly, and offer insight for self-improvement.

Be careful not to strain your voice!!!

How to find songs key on Guitar

Being able to find out what key a song is in is a very good skill to have as a guitar player. There are a few things that you can work on to start being able to find out what key a song is in. Knowing what major scales sound like and being familiar with what chords are in a given key are two things that can really make finding out what key a song is in easier. This lesson will focus on songs that are in major keys only.

The first thing that you need to be able to do is to pick out the root note of the key of the song that you are trying to learn. When we are talking about the root note of a key we are just referring to the first scale degree or the tonic of the key. For example, the root of a G major scale would be a G note. If you are practicing the major scale on a regular basis and getting that sound in your head, it will be easier for you to focus in on which note is the root of a particular key. When you get used to listening for the root, or tonic, of a scale, your ear will be drawn to that note when you start to hunt around for notes on the fret board for possible keys.

Parts the Guitar ( Acoustic)

The Acoustic Guitar

More About Acoustic Guitar

tuning pegs - One for each string. This is where the end of the string is wrapped typically 2 to 3 times. You tune the guitar with these pegs by twisting these to adjust string tension.

headstock - this is the head of the guitar where the tuning pegs are installed. Each guitar's headstock is differently shaped depending on its manufacturer. Some headstocks spread the tuning pegs out 3 to each side, while others have all 6 (or 7) on one side of the headstock as well as other combinations depending on manufacturer.


Auditioning can be a nerve-racking experience, even for the seasoned pro. Being well prepared can make a world of difference in how smoothly and successfully you get through the process, and this article is designed to offer some valuable pointers, whether you are auditioning for a choral group, a musical theatre production or a talent search competition like American Idol, Project Fame...etc.

Keep in mind that the more you audition, the better you will become at it. Auditioning is an acquired skill.


If there is time, study vocal technique for a while before you audition. If you get through to the next or final round of the competition or audition process, or get the part in the musical, your voice will be having many demands placed on it daily. Although you want to sound great at the audition itself - and lessons can certainly help make your voice sound better - it will be especially importan

Part of the Guitar ( Electronic)

The Electronic Guitar

Before you start running some Scales and plying like a PRO, you need to get familiar with you new Musical Instrument, below are some of the infomation to get you started!

More About Electric Guitar

tuning pegs - One for each string. This is where the end of the string is wrapped typically 2 to 3 times. You tune the guitar with these pegs by twisting these to adjust string tension.

Brief History about the Acoustic Guitar

The guitar had its primitive origins in the ancient Near East. Clay plaques excavated from Babylonia, dated circa 1850 B.C., show figures playing musical instruments, some bearing a general resemblance to a guitar and having a distinctly differentiated body and neck. Later evidence from ancient Egypt indicates a necked instrument with marked frets about the neck. A stringed instrument from ancient Rome incorporates a wood soundboard with five groups of small sound holes.

During the Middle Ages, guitars with three, four, and five strings co-existed. The Guitarra Latina had curved sides and is thought to have come to Spain from elsewhere in Europe. The Guitarra Morisca, brought to Spain by the Moors, had an oval soundbox and many sound holes on its soundboard. By the fifteenth century, four double-string guitars, similar to lutes, became popular, and by the sixteenth century, a fifth double-string had been added.

Guitar chord: Westlife - My Love


Dm  Am  G     F  start strumimg C

\ down,down,up,up,up,down


(Verse 1)

An empty street

An empty house

Em               Am
A hole inside my heart

Guitar: REDEMPTION SONG Bob Marley ( Lyrics & Chord )

G Em7
Old Pirates, yes, they rob I.

C G/B Am
Sold I to the merchant ships

G Em C G/B Am
minutes after they took I from the bottomless pit.

G Em7
But my hand was made strong

C G/B Am
By the hand of the Almighty.

G Em C D
We forward in this generation triumphantly.

Bob Marley - No woman no cry : Lyrics

 Chord: C  G  AM  F , Strum 2ce each
No, woman, no cry;

No, woman, no cry;

No, woman, no cry;

No, woman, no cry.


'Cause - 'cause - 'cause I remember when a we used to sit

In a government yard in Trenchtown,

Oba - obaserving the 'ypocrites - yeah! -

Mingle with the good people we meet, yeah!


Chords: D A Em7 G

Verse 1
Light of the World

You stepped down into darkness

Open my eyes

Let me see

Beauty that made

This heart adore You

Hope of a life

Westlife - Fool Again Chords

Fool Again 

C                 G
Baby, I know the story
I've seen the picture
        G              C
Its written all over your face
C                  G
Tell me, whats the secret
That you been hiding
       G                 C
And whose gonna take my place


Adele - Someone Like You [ Lyrics & Chord ]

Verse 1
I heard

that you're settled down

that you've found a (girl)guy

and you're married no__w

I heard

that your dreams came true

Westlife - Don't Let Me Go [ Lyrics & Chord ]

Chords Intro - D A G A

Verse 1

So much to say

But where do I start

Would you listen if I spoke from the heart

It's simple things

That keep us apart