This is my favorite part of playing the guitar. The best thing about getting
better is that it makes it easier to express yourself. When you dont have
to worry about where your left hand is going , and what string your right
hand should be plucking, and soforth.
Figuring Out the Key
key is the song in? The first thing you must know is what key
the song is in. This is real easy if you know the chords of the song. In 95%
of rock tunes whatever the first chord is, that is the key.
Below are a few chord progressions and their respective key.
Sweet Home Alabama
it major or minor? All music is either major or minor. There
are no exceptions! If the first chord is minor, for example A minor, the key
is A minor. If the first chord is B, then the key is in B. This works for
95% of all rock tunes. Its when you get into jazz progressions that youll
find progressions starting with chords built on the 2nd note of the major
scale and others.
now what scale should i use to improvise? If
the key is minor, you can use any minor scale. If it is major, any major scale!
Its that easy! Go to the top of the page for some sample progressions and
my suggestions on some scales that work. (Go to the Scales Section to learn new scales!)