How do I know?


#1

If I am given this info from a bass tab how do I know what key this song is in?
A E G# A G# F#
Is this possible to do? My guess is A major. I am trying to apply what I think I learned, but it ain’t easy.


Jim


#2

Hey Jim, you don’t! Tab doesn’t tell you song key, you’d have to guess it from context. My guess is this is a tab in A major for Stand By Me, except the beats are displaced in a very weird way. Why does the line start on beat 2? Life with free tabs…