How To Quickly Work Out The Chords Of Any Key

99% of the time a song’s key is the first or last chord of the song. (Usually, these two chords are the same.)

  • So if the first chord of a song is D, then the key of the song is most likely D major.
  • If the first chord of a song is Em, then the key of the song is probably E minor.

On the 6th string, find the root note of the chord that corresponds to the song’s key and use the pattern I show you in this video and voila! You will be able to work out the chords in that key.

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