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.
Download our lead guitar cheat-sheet to make things easier
It can be disorientating for guitarists to understand which scales work with which keys.
With this in mind, we created a cheat-sheet; a key and scale-finder that you can use again and again. Click here to download your copy.