• # The “What Key Am I In” Game 5

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Welcome to another edition of “What Key Am I In?”

If you haven’t seen my past ones, click here to check them out.

Ok… here we go:

What major key am I in if I have these chords:

A minor
B minor
E minor

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G major

Explanation:

Remember this chart from other posts?

The first degree of a scale is associated with the major chord.

The second degree of a scale is associated with the minor chord.

The third degree of a scale is associated with the minor chord.

The fourth degree of a scale is associated with the major chord.

The fifth degree of a scale is associated with the major chord.

The sixth degree of a scale is associated with the minor chord.

The seventh degree of a scale is associated with the diminished chord.

Recap:

The 1st, 4th, 5th degrees are major chords.

The 2nd, 3rd, and 6th degrees are minor chords.

The 7th degree is a diminished chord.

*Of course, when you play 4-toned chords, all these change to “seventh” chords (and the 5th tone becomes a “dominant seventh” chord and the 7th tone becomes a “half-diminished seventh” chord… but you didn’t need to know that for this lesson).

There’s only one key that has A, B and E as minor chords… and that key is G major!

Let’s take a look at the G major scale:

G A B C D E F# G

Now, if we apply the rules from above, we’ll be able to figure out which tones are minor:

G – major chord
A – minor chord
B – minor chord
C – major chord
D – major chord
E – minor chord
F# – diminished chord

So if you got this one right, good job! :-)

Until next time —

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1 STEVE

Yes got it.It takes a while to get used to the mental gymnastics involved in figuring out scales but JG,s got me jumping through hoops.God bless you JG.