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 #37578  by seamus
 Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:04 pm
So,

What key is this song in? I've looked at the other posts for this song and the tabs are great, but I'd like to know what key the song is in and what scales I could use to jam with it.

Thanks in advance

 #37601  by jenkins
 Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:55 am
I am pretty sure this song is in B.

The scale u should use is a E maj. The mode here is E myxolidian or B Ionian mode, I think.

I use an E maj scale using b notes as my general starting points.

 #38235  by pb199
 Tue Feb 19, 2008 3:18 pm
Wouldn't the mode be E Lydian not E mixolydian ? Or I guess F# mixolydain

 #38244  by cunamara
 Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:34 pm
It's in B major, so use the B major scale. Except for the bit in the bridge ("If you could see my heart...") which includes the A major, Asus and G# chords.

 #38260  by CaptainTrips
 Tue Feb 19, 2008 9:49 pm
pb199 wrote:Wouldn't the mode be E Lydian not E mixolydian ? Or I guess F# mixolydain
It is in B. Which means B major, which can be broken down into E lydian or F# mixolydian. Of course the best approach is a little bit of each.

 #38261  by Scary Pete
 Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:33 pm
To be honest: I didn't read the topic at all, I just saw the title and felt like I wanted to share this:

http://jguitar.com/harmonizer/chord2scale

Type in the chord progression (or the scales) and boom lists of scales that sound wonderful and how to play them. Love the internet eh?

 #38273  by CaptainTrips
 Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:19 am
Scary Pete wrote:To be honest: I didn't read the topic at all, I just saw the title and felt like I wanted to share this:

http://jguitar.com/harmonizer/chord2scale

Type in the chord progression (or the scales) and boom lists of scales that sound wonderful and how to play them. Love the internet eh?
Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime

 #38282  by Scary Pete
 Wed Feb 20, 2008 2:19 pm
CaptainTrips wrote:
Scary Pete wrote:To be honest: I didn't read the topic at all, I just saw the title and felt like I wanted to share this:

http://jguitar.com/harmonizer/chord2scale

Type in the chord progression (or the scales) and boom lists of scales that sound wonderful and how to play them. Love the internet eh?
Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime
holy shit thats awesome

 #38301  by CaptainTrips
 Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:59 pm
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