Starting on C count FIVE, C, D, E, F, G. So your next Major key is G, and so forth.

Here is a cool little trick: When you want to find the Minor Key for any note you are playing, just count back three frets (three half steps) and, presto, there is the Minor Key. For example, you are playing in the Key of C Major and you want to know the Minor Key. Badabing, badabing, just start on a C note on the fretboard and go back (up the neck) three frets and you will find A. So, A Minor is the Relative Minor Key for C Major.

If you look at the notes in C Major (C D E F G A B) you will find that the notes for A Minor are (A B C D E F G) the same notes. FABULOUS.

 

 

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