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I have been trying to learn the fiddle. But the thing that has got me confused is what someone means when they are saying they are playing in a certain key. How do I learn the keys. I know the fingering, but I can not understand learning this. Most people who explain this, explains like I have been playing the fiddle for years. Any help would be appreciated.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but...
In my conception, a Chord is a combination of notes that harmonize between each other, and most of the times these notes are all in the same scale/key.
Taking for example the G chord in the guitar - it's the G note, plus it's fifth (D), plus it's octave (g). That doesn't mean that it has to follow that specific order. It's normal to see chords using fourths, seconds, thirds and so on.
What I do to find out what key is a song in, is look for the lowest note in the song. It's usually also the one that is repeated the most. i.e. Bach's First Cello Suite is in the key of G, because G is the lowest note played.
Hope it helps, and again, if I'm wrong, someone please correct me.
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