Guitar Songs: What Is The Best Key To Right A Punk Or Metal Song On Guitar?

Downloads can be found at: Taken from their More Than This album. There are two versions of this song, this one is just a little bit longer. Lyrics: Yesterday I died; tomorrow’s bleeding Fall into your sunlight The future’s open wide beyond believing To know why hope dies And losing what was found, a world so hollow Suspended in a compromise But the silence of this sound is soon to follow Somehow sundown And finding answers Is forgetting all of the questions we call home Passing the graves of the unknown As reason clouds my eyes with splendor fading Illusions of the sunlight A reflection of a lie will keep me waiting With love gone for so long And this day’s ending Is the proof of time killing all the faith I know Knowing that faith is all I hold And I’ve lost who I am, (i’m waiting) and I can’t understand (and fading) Why my heart is so broken, (and holding) rejecting your love, (love) without, (onto these tears) love gone wrong; lifeless words carry on (i am crying) But I know, all I know’s that the end’s beginning (i’m dying tonight) who I am from the start, (i’m waiting) take me home to my heart (and fading) Let me go and I will run, (and holding) I will not be silent, (silent) all this time (onto these tears) spent in vain; wasted years wasted gain (i am crying) All is lost but hope remains and this war’s not over (i’m dying tonight) There’s a light, there’s a sun (i’m waiting…) taking all these shattered ones To the place we belong (i am waiting

Just need some help thnx


  1. fiddlerboy says:

    Any song needs to be written in a key that suits the voice of the singer it’s intended for.

  2. Ken C says:

    Writing in a key that the singer can sing in is pretty important.

    That said, a lot of “guitar” songs are in E and A, because those keys let you use a lot of open strings. B is another fairly common guitar key. Jimi Hendrix and Robin Trower would play in C# sometimes, because it allows you to use the open E strings for the minor 3rd.

    That all said, a lot of Chuck Berry songs were written in C. Why? Because the music for most of his songs was written by his piano player, and the key of C doesn’t use any of those annoying black keys (except for the occasional Bb for the dominate 7th).

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