Voice Lessons 101 - Find your Key (Matt McCoy)





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Published on Jun 21, 2010


This lesson talks about Raising and Lowering the Key of a song in order to make it match the key you are most comfortable singing in. Many beginners (myself included) will hear a song on the radio and see the chords and start playing. Immediately they will find they cannot sing with the chords so they think they cannot play that song. This is not the case. You can simply use the methods I teach in this video to put the song in the key you want. The Song I am playing is called "Sanctuary" and I do a guitar tutorial here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NW7Ak...

Obviously another way of changing the key of a song on the guitar is by using the capo. This method will allow you to play the same chords over and over while changing the key just be moving the capo to different frets along the neck of the guitar.

Both methods are great for practice! Don't forget, Minor's and Flat's work the same way! an Em, would become and Fm, a Am would become a Bm and so forth.

Have a great day guys and God bless!

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That helped me sing in my Satanic glee club band. Now I nail ' Mephistopheles Melody'
dansk björn
Personally if you are a fairly skilled singer (can sing I recommend trying out a half step before a full step.. a half step can be dramatic shift...
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I thought your were going to sing Maiden's sanctuary... But great lesson!
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Or you could stick a capo on it
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Rufus Immanuel
Let God use you mightily brother.
But if you raise E by 1 key then it would be F# not F right?
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كيف ؟
beautiful voice man!
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Dan Botha
Praise be to Jesus for this video x
Aa Ceazer
Should have watched this video 4 years ago..
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Pax Paxterra
G chord looks like flipping the bird.
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