Twiggy5 / Twiggy Five 5yr+4mo ago
Hey Im learning music theory and a little stuck I just need to know what key im in for these powerchords. Im using E5, D5, C5, and repeat them a few times in the same order for my chorus.


     

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marshall2550   commented 5yr+4mo ago


I would call it E Minor. Power chords really don't get that technical. But technically, E Minor.

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liljoe6string   commented 5yr+4mo ago


whats the rest of the song doing...? just wht yur doing in the chorus is not enough info.. could be G major

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RichColeman   commented 5yr+4mo ago


True but chances are good that it's Em since the root/starting chord is E. Also, you can get away with playing an Emaj chord with Dmaj and Cmaj ("The Future in You" does this: http://https://www.kompoz.com/music/collaboration/the-future-in-you) - I do it all the time to give it a major feel without all the happiness (or a minor feel without all the gloominess). I have no idea what that's call when you do this, though. I am musically handicapped by ignorance and bliss.

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liljoe6string   commented 5yr+4mo ago


well, he did say, its "his chorus"...thats why i asked how it starts.. could start with the chorus pattern ...????

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RichColeman   commented 5yr+4mo ago


Yeah, I mean I definitely see your point but if the chorus starts with E then the chorus is in E and then if his verse starts with G then the verse is probably in G and he's making a key change into the chorus from major (verse) minor (chorus), right? Take in consideration that I'm an idiot. :)

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VocalRun   commented 5yr+4mo ago


that would fall under the first note of the section, being the key of the section, theory. how dependable is that theory?

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marshall2550   commented 5yr+4mo ago


Could be an E Minor pentatonic too! If you add in a Eb it could be E Harmonic Minor which is a really cool key!

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marshall2550   commented 5yr+4mo ago


Always wondered, Is there such a thing as a Harmonic Minor Pentatonic scale?

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RichColeman   commented 5yr+4mo ago


my brain exploded at Eb so I'm no help with this question. :)

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Twiggy5   commented 5yr+4mo ago


Thanks eden, btw guys im not asking what the key is for the whole song. Im in a different key for the verse, I know what key that's in...im asking about the chorus..

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RichColeman   commented 5yr+4mo ago


I would say E but music is weird like that. :)

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liljoe6string   commented 5yr+4mo ago


(:

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liljoe6string   commented 5yr+4mo ago


Well usually a song has a key .. so its a weird question.. whats the key of the verse and chorus and bridge .. so just tell us what chords the song starts on...