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  • FBW Name That Key

    Posted by Alfred on April 11, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    So, I got impatient and started. Got through the First section fine… (Why have I never heard of the Chord Matrix before like holy $%^& it made it all make sense). So theory on paper I am doing OK with.

    I have been a complete flub with the find the key section. What I need is more test bits. I know I could just play random music and try to find the key, but that lacks the feedback of correct or incorrect like the quiz does….

    So does anyone know of a game or sites that have this kind of exercise on it with many more songs, so I don’t just inadvertently memorize the answers? I need more practice, but the returns will diminish quite quickly with the small selection on the course quiz.


    Alfred replied 3 years, 1 month ago 4 Members · 6 Replies
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  • JoeW

    April 12, 2021 at 8:03 am

    How did you get access to FBW? I click on it from Skills Page and get a “Whoa There” screen that takes me back to Home page.

    • Marty73

      April 12, 2021 at 8:41 am

      It’s located on the left at the bottom. It is the emblem that looks like a sideways Z. If you purchased the course, it is there. 🧐😎

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by  Marty73.
  • Marty73

    April 12, 2021 at 8:43 am

    @Alfred practice on songs you hear on the radio and try and find the key. It gets easier as you do it. 🧐🧙‍♂️😎

    • Alfred

      April 12, 2021 at 8:53 am

      Thanks, I have been trying that, but I then have to look up every song one at a time to find out if I was right. That eats away practice time.

      It is the instant feedback that I was looking for so I can maximize the usefulness of the time I spend practicing this.

  • dr_dave

    April 12, 2021 at 9:29 am

    One of the neat things we used to do when going through Fretboard Wizard was to post a YouTube of a song along with our analysis: first with the “Find the Key” lesson and then with the chord progression and the Nashville numbering chord functions (successive FW lessons). Then other FW participants could evaluate your work and post comments on whether or not they agreed or if they heard something different. I learned tremendously by checking other people’s work. The side benefit of that exercise was that I learned a lot of cool songs and artists that I had not previously known. One shining example was “Gimme a Stone.” The posted version was a live performance by Little Feat with Vince Herman, but I ended up tracing the origins of the song to the Largo project, an album I absolutely love,

    And – get this – Tony P used to occasionally review these and comment on those postings. That was in the earlier rounds of FW when there were fewer participants and Tony P was able to allocate some time to it. I remember when I first got access to FW “off-sequence” that Tony P responded to several of my postings i had a real dialogue with him and I learned a lot. To this day, it lingers as one of the best experiences I had in TACland.

    I didn’t check to see if we still have the ability to post under the FW lesson pages, but there might be some archival posts still there. If so, you could try to de-code a few of those songs. Failing that, if you PM me with a link to a few YouTube videos and your analysis of the songs, I’ll be happy to share my thoughts. The feedback won’t be instant, but it should still be helpful. I have been through FW many times and I have become pretty good at transcription.

    • Alfred

      April 12, 2021 at 9:50 am

      I think for the most part the comments are still there. I have seen some as old as 2018.
      I will give your suggestions a try. I will start with trying to post something publicly on this forum and see if that gets any traction or not.
      I appreciate your help with this.

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