View Full Version : Uke Minute 96...what a beauty! (Figuring out key of a song)

Janita K
08-24-2010, 09:00 PM
Thank you thank you!
Already did my first song using this method Aldrine
(the retro soul of Plan B singing "Writings on the Wall"...its got a great rhythm guitar that the uke can easily match I reckon. Check it out at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7s6M_X9T9I )...I feel do damn clever now!!
Got a question though....does the formula change if the song is in a minor key?
Apologies in advance if this is a stooopid question.:confused:

09-01-2010, 12:22 AM
Hey Janita! That is awesome - you're putting the episode to good use already!! If you know that the song is in a minor key, you can pretty much start off the same way by playing random notes to find a note that fits, then try out scales (minor scales instead of major scales). For the last part, Aldrine hasn't taught the process of finding minor chord families yet, so that's why he didn't mention it. Eventually minor chord families will be on an episode of Uke Minutes (or a series of Uke Minutes), but until then you can repeat steps one and two to try and figure out the other chords in the song. Hope that helps! Keep those questions commin'!