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Real Guitar Live #24 | “Key Change” Workshop

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This month we do a deep-dive into why and how to change the key of a song on the guitar.

Questions Answered:

[24:19] Song is too high. How do I lower the key?

[24:26] How can I tell which is the correct key for the singer? 

[24:33] What is the slash mean… such as C/E. How do I apply this to a Uke? 

[29:15] Many people want to record themselves. A simple recording can be a good tool to help people progress. Could you put together a basic list of what folks need to record? 

[35:41] How do I know what key I’m in when I use a capo?

[37:30] I understand intervals for descending strings. eg. e a d g...  min 2nd maj. 3rd perfect 4th etc . But how do visualize ascending string intervals? 

[42:08] How do I know what fingerpicking pattern to apply to a song? 

How to Change the Key of a Song

If you're a member of Real Guitar Success you can access a complete lesson on Changing Keys And Using A Capo. Go here (log in first).

One of the most important uses of a capo is to raise or lower the pitch of a song to make it easier to sing along. In this course module, you'll learn the ins and outs of changing keys with and without a capo. The course includes several practical exercises with Play-Along tracks. 


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Tomas Michaud

Author - Tomas Michaud at Real Guitar Success
Tomas Michaud is an American born guitarist and music educator with a French Canadian heritage. He first developed the Starland Guitar System in 1982 when his 9 year old daughter asked him to teach her guitar. Since then he’s founded the Starland School of Music in the SF Bay Area, and RealguitarSuccess.com.

When he's not making guitar instruction videos or creating more music to record (currently 7 CDs including Beauty and Fire) he's riding his bike along the beach with his dog Marco Polo or traveling to interesting places with his lovely wife Pui.
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