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How To Easily Find the Key of a Song

    ura soul
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    How To Easily Find the Key of a Song

    Wow - In the process of producing and writing music, without having a music education background, I have found several things to be overly complex.. Finding the key of the song WAS one.. But now not so much thanks to a great video. :)

    The key of a song is essentially the overriding frequency/note that a song matches up with. The scales and chords of the song might move around the sound spectrum, but they usually do tend to be centered on a specific and identifiable note - which is the key. Until I watched the following video, I thought of the key as being something much more obscure and requiring a great deal of musical knowledge to get to grips with - but that isn't exactly true. Sure, the more you know about scales and musical systems/rules, the easier it will be to get the key, but the method shared here is still a great tip even for beginners.

    The short answer is:

    • Listen to the song
    • Hum! Get your brain to hum the note that best represents the song. Typically, you will tune in quite easily to the actual key of the song - with no mental analysis at all.
    • Find the note you are humming on a keyboard. You now know the key note.
    • As he says in the video, most songs tend to be written in a Minor key, so that's usually a good starting point - but in any case, once you know the key note, you have dramatically reduced the amount of possible keys that the song could be written in.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bQouq9a_CA

    Wishing you well,

    Ura Soul