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Old 17-11-2014, 10:51 PM   #1
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Keys and Chords from Samples

Hey guys so I've been trying to get my sampling skills up but ran into a consistent problem; I'm not too strong into music theory and have run into the issue of a) not knowing what key the sampled song is in, and b) not knowing the chord progressions used.

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and wanted to sample it in a song but I've run into problems a and b from above. Can anyone help guide me into how I would start to figure these things out from listening to the song and what exactly is the key and chord progression of that song. Tips are welcome since I'd like to be able to start doing this with my own knowledge as well.

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Old 17-11-2014, 11:07 PM   #2
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Re: Keys and Chords from Samples

Best thing you can do is just jam it out on your instrument of choice over the original and take note of your findings, then translate it to the sampled tones. Learning your Notes, basic Key signatures, and chords is ESSENTIAL to music-writing, so I would brush up on that. :3

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Re: Keys and Chords from Samples

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Best thing you can do is just jam it out on your instrument of choice over the original and take note of your findings, then translate it to the sampled tones. Learning your Notes, basic Key signatures, and chords is ESSENTIAL to music-writing, so I would brush up on that. :3
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Re: Keys and Chords from Samples

when trying to decipher the chords from a song/sample, I go with the things that you hear the easier : bass and higher note.

Here, in the start, before he starts singing, you can clearly hear the bass makes the same two notes D# C#
then the higher notes of the arpeggios go C# B
and then there's that middle line

try to think of a chord progression as a few melodies on top of each other.

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