Finding The Key To A Blues Song

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  • Most of the time a song will begin and end with the chord that is the song’s key signature.
  • Another way to look at it is that the chord used most in a song is the same as the song’s key signature.
  • The best way to develop skills in identifying key signatures is by listening to songs and trying to identify their key signature by ear. Pick up your guitar and try to identify the roots of the chords being played in the song. Use your low E string to find these root notes. With a little practice, you’ll easily be able to identify a song’s key signature.
  • To play solos over a song you first need to identify it’s key signature, then you will be able to pick the appropriate scales to solo with.