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5-1 What is a “Key” in Music?



It’s common for me to tell you what key a song or chord progression is in. But what is a key?

Keys and scales are interlinked. If we’re in the key of C Major, we’ll often play notes and chords out of the C Major scale. In addition to that, we’ll actually build our chords out of the C Major scale.

We’ll unpack these concepts throughout the journey, starting with this lesson!

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