Can anyone help me find the key, chords, or notes to this sample?
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Old 26-04-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Can anyone help me find the key, chords, or notes to this sample?

Hey guys,

I'm trying to sample a reggae skank guitar sample into one of my songs but I'm having a lot of trouble finding the key, the chords, the notes, or anything like that. Is there an easy way of finding it? If any of you would be able to help me I'd really appreciate it!

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Old 26-04-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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Re: Can anyone help me find the key, chords, or notes to this sample?

pause the song at each chord and sing the arpeggio of the chord you hear. go up and then down. while you're going downwards, stop on the note that seems to be the root, it's just supposed to come naturally, the one that seems good *is* the good one (if we're talking about a simple chord featured in the major scale which is almost always the case in reggae). So you have your root and your arp: you have your chord!

Note that in most jamaican oldies, instruments are often out of key, and sometimes the chords and melody don't match harmonically which makes the process a little difficult.

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Old 26-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
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Re: Can anyone help me find the key, chords, or notes to this sample?

add a pitch shifter onto your track and mess around with it until it fits!

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Re: Can anyone help me find the key, chords, or notes to this sample?

Why not post it here and someone could have a go at working out what it is. As a bonus maybe they'd even tell you how they did it!

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