Working Out The Key Of A Tune

2017-10-26T13:26:26+00:00January 22nd, 2015|9 Comments

This lesson covers the problem of finding the key of a tune. Many people try to work out the key of a piece while transcribing or often just wonder what it is within a tune that informs us of the key. In this lesson I’ll be covering several different methods for working out a key using key signatures, scale, arpeggios, chord progressions and our ear.

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  1. Martin January 23, 2015 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Thanks Mark. Absolutely great lesson and so well explained. I’ve always had problems trying to explain to someone how to find the key of a song. I know now how to explain it clearly. Thanks again and i am so looking forward to the future here at talking bass.


  2. Bob Fletcher February 11, 2015 at 2:37 am - Reply

    The lesson material for this lesson (and also the lesson on note control) download as “chromatic technique building” , not material associated with the lesson. Can you help?

  3. Antonio Carnevale March 18, 2015 at 1:31 am - Reply

    As Bob Fletcher told before this lesson material is not correct

  4. Szilvia Atwood October 12, 2015 at 7:24 am - Reply

    where is the pdf?

  5. lasha 2 November 22, 2015 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    PDF :/

  6. lasha 2 November 22, 2015 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    22:00 error :/

    • MarkJSmith November 23, 2015 at 4:37 pm - Reply

      Hi there. What is the error at 22:00?

  7. german perez bottesi March 15, 2017 at 2:33 am - Reply

    First time of my life that I completely understand this subject..many many thanks!!!

  8. Christi October 2, 2018 at 3:26 am - Reply


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