Learning about Keys
A Key tells you which scales (or notes) sound good with certain chords.
We just learned that a Root Note is the first note of a Scale
and also names the scale.
Root Notes can be a Letter or a Letter with a Sharp or Flat...never a number or other symbol.
By knowing your Root Note you can match it with the name of a Chord.
Then you can put a Scale together with some Chords and make a Key!
By knowing the name of the First Chord in your song, it will tell you the matching Root Note!
If the first chord in your song is an "A", the Root Note will be "A".
If the first chord in your song is a "C9", the Root Note will be "C".
If the first chord in your song is a "B Flat Minor 7", the Root Note will be "B Flat".
If you're not sure what the sharps and flats mean, click here for a quick explanation.
So, how do Root Notes, Keys and Chords, connect to playing Pentatonic Scales in your solos?
Take the little quiz and let's move on!
A Little Quiz...
Hover over the questions for the answer.
Let's move on and learn about the Moveable Box Patterns...Click Here.