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#1 2010-08-02 17:05:55

Parrot40
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Key of A

Hello all. I am new to the forum. Not sure if this is the correct forum to post this or not. I am looking for some ballads written or played in the key of A. Thanks.

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#2 2010-08-02 18:56:02

SouthPaw41L
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Re: Key of A

I'm guessing the mods of this section will move your post to song requests, but meanwhile here's a song to get you started

Ben E. King- Stand By Me

http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.g … /9741.html

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#3 2010-08-02 20:08:15

Roger Guppy
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Re: Key of A

Hi Parrot and welcome to Chordie,

You can also change any song you want into the key of A by using the transpose button to the right of the song.

Roger


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#4 2010-08-02 21:11:08

Parrot40
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Re: Key of A

Thanks. I usually like to stick to the original key unless of course there are the evil twins sharp and flat present.

SouthPaw...I'm a lefty too.

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#5 2010-08-04 00:05:30

jerome.oneil
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Re: Key of A

There's three evil twins sharp in the key of A.  smile


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#6 2010-08-04 17:58:17

Parrot40
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Re: Key of A

True. That's why I stick to the A D E chords with the occasional F#m thrown in like in the "Stand By Me" song. That chord gives me fits as I can never play it with a clean tone. Guess I need to work on my forearm strength.

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#7 2010-10-31 23:08:48

ttunez
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Re: Key of A

Parrot40 wrote:

True. That's why I stick to the A D E chords with the occasional F#m thrown in like in the "Stand By Me" song. That chord gives me fits as I can never play it with a clean tone. Guess I need to work on my forearm strength.

maybe the neck's too wide or the action is too high. But you shouldn't limit yourself to a few chord shapes.

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#8 2010-11-01 01:45:53

Butch8844
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Re: Key of A

Hi Parrot, welcome to chordie, if you go to the top of the acoustic section you'll see a sticky for a chord conversion chart

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