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"alternative" - Songs in the key of...

I decided to start this to keep track of some songs I liked improvising and soloing on guitar with, and it's grown over the years into something fairly substantial and used by thousands of people around the world every week. Listed below is a list of results conducted from a short survey from 100 of our website visitors, which illustrates how the tool is and can be used an a variety of different ways.

used for...

  • improvising
  • practicing scales
  • soloing
  • finding new songs to learn in a particular key
  • DJ use
  • sampling vocals
  • helping with theory exams
  • developing a good ear for keys
  • arranging music
  • practicing for music tests
  • and more...

used with...

  • Guitar
  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Flute
  • Banjo
  • Ukulele
  • Sax
  • Voice / Vocal
  • panpipes
  • harmonica
  • xylophone
  • bass guitar
  • upright bass
  • trumpet
  • any other pitched instrument...
Song Key Artist Album Scales Styles
Break My Heart E major Hey Violet From The Outside E major, E major pentatonic rock, alternative, pop rock
Brand New Moves A minor Hey Violet From The Outside A natural minor, A minor pentatonic rock, alternative, pop rock
Guys My Age G# minor Hey Violet From The Outside G# natural minor, G# minor pentatonic rock, alternative, pop rock
Hoodie B major Hey Violet From The Outside B major, B major pentatonic rock, alternative, pop rock
My Consequence B major Hey Violet From The Outside B major, B major pentatonic rock, alternative, pop rock
O.D.D. G# minor Hey Violet From The Outside G# natural minor, G# minor pentatonic rock, alternative, pop rock
All We Ever Wanted C minor Hey Violet From The Outside C natural minor, C minor pentatonic rock, alternative, pop rock
Fuqboi D major Hey Violet From The Outside D major, D major pentatonic rock, alternative, pop rock
Unholy E minor Hey Violet From The Outside E natural minor, E minor pentatonic rock, alternative, pop rock
Eraser B major Ed Sheeran ÷ B major, B major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Castle on The Hill D major Ed Sheeran ÷ D major, D major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Dive E major Ed Sheeran ÷ E major, E major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Shape of You C# minor Ed Sheeran ÷ C# natural minor, C# minor pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Perfect Ab major Ed Sheeran ÷ Ab major, Ab major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Galway Girl F# minor Ed Sheeran ÷ F# natural minor, F# minor pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Happier C major Ed Sheeran ÷ C major, C major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Hearts Don't Break Around Here G major Ed Sheeran ÷ G major, G major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
New Man E minor Ed Sheeran ÷ E natural minor, E minor pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
What Do I Know? Eb minor Ed Sheeran ÷ E major, E major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
How Would You Feel (Paean) A major Ed Sheeran ÷ A major, A major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Supermarket Flowers Gb major Ed Sheeran ÷ Gb major, Gb major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Barcelona D major Ed Sheeran ÷ D major, D major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Bibia Be Ye Ye G major Ed Sheeran ÷ G major, G major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Nancy Mulligan G major Ed Sheeran ÷ G major, G major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Save Myself Bb major Ed Sheeran ÷ Bb major, Bb major pentatonic pop, alternative, acoustic
Take Me Away E minor Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) E minor pentatonic, E natural minor pop rock, alternative, acoustic
Together Bb major Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) Bb major, Bb major pentatonic pop rock, alternative, acoustic
Don't Tell Me E major Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) E major, E major pentatonic pop rock, alternative
He Wasn't D major Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) D major, D major pentatonic pop rock, alternative, acoustic
How Does It Feel C major Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) C major, C major pentatonic pop rock, alternative, acoustic
My Happy Ending B minor Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) B minor pentatonic, B natural minor pop rock, alternative
Nobody's Home F minor Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) F minor pentatonic, F natural minor pop rock, alternative, acoustic
Forgetten C minor Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) C minor pentatonic, C natural minor pop rock, alternative
Who Knows G major Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) G major, G major pentatonic pop rock, alternative, acoustic
Fall To Pieces A minor Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) A minor pentatonic, A natural minor pop rock, alternative, acoustic
Slipped Away G major Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) G major, G major pentatonic pop rock, alternative, acoustic
I Always Get What I Want B minor Avril Lavigne Under My Skin (2004) B minor pentatonic, B natural minor pop rock, alternative, acoustic
The Mother We Share Db major Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe Db major, Db major pentatonic pop, electronic music, alternative
We Sink D major Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe D major, D major pentatonic pop, electronic music, alternative
Gun D minor Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe D minor pentatonic, D natural minor pop, electronic music, alternative
Tether A minor Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe A minor pentatonic, A natural minor pop, electronic music, alternative
Lies G minor Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe G minor pentatonic, G natural minor pop, electronic music, alternative
Under the Tide G major Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe G major, G major pentatonic pop, electronic music, alternative
Recover G major Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe G major, G major pentatonic pop, electronic music, alternative
Night Sky Db major Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe Db major, Db major pentatonic pop, electronic music, alternative
Science/Visions E minor Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe E minor pentatonic, E natural minor pop, electronic music, alternative
Lungs F major Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe F major, F major pentatonic pop, electronic music, alternative
By the Throat Bb minor Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe Bb minor pentatonic, Bb natural minor pop, electronic music, alternative
You Caught the Light F major Chvrches The Bones of What You Believe F major, F major pentatonic pop, electronic music, alternative
All of Me Ab major John legend Ab major, Ab major pentatonic alternative
Empty Threat Eb minor Chvrches Every Open Eye Eb natural minor, Eb minor pentatonic pop, electronic music, alternative
Cool kids F minor Echosmith Talking Dreams F minor pentatonic, F natural minor pop, alternative
Chewing Gum F# minor Nina Nesbitt Modern Love EP F# minor pentatonic, F# natural minor pop, alternative
1. Light up the Dark B minor Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) B minor pentatonic, B natural minor pop, alternative, chilled
2. Skeleton A minor Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) A minor pentatonic, A natural minor pop, alternative, chilled
3. Fool's Love E minor Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) E minor pentatonic, E natural minor pop, alternative, chilled
4. Slip Away C minor Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) C minor pentatonic, C natural minor pop, alternative, chilled
5. Sweet Nothing E major Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) E major, E major pentatonic pop, alternative, chilled
6. Heavy Heart Eb minor Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) Eb minor pentatonic, Eb natural minor pop, alternative, chilled
7. Shallow Love Eb major Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) Eb major pentatonic, Eb major pop, alternative, chilled
8. Anybody Out There E minor Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) E minor pentatonic, E natural minor pop, alternative, chilled
9. Hurt C major Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) C major, C major pentatonic pop, alternative, chilled
10. Together F major Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) F major, F major pentatonic pop, alternative, chilled
11. What Did You Do? A major Gabrielle Aplin Light Up The Dark (2015) A major, A major pentatonic pop, alternative, chilled
Small Things G minor Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were (2014) G natural minor, G minor pentatonic rock, pop, acoustic, alternative, chilled
Rivers in your Mouth B minor Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were (2014) B natural minor, B minor pentatonic rock, pop, acoustic, alternative, chilled
I Forget Where We Were C major Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were (2014) C major, C major pentatonic rock, pop, acoustic, alternative, chilled
In Dreams D minor Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were (2014) D natural minor, D minor pentatonic rock, pop, acoustic, alternative, chilled
She Treats Me Well C minor Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were (2014) C natural minor, C minor pentatonic rock, pop, acoustic, alternative, chilled
Time Is Dancing Bb major Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were (2014) Bb major, Bb major pentatonic rock, pop, acoustic, alternative, chilled
Evergreen Bb major Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were (2014) Bb major, Bb major pentatonic rock, pop, acoustic, alternative, chilled
End of the Affair D minor Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were (2014) D natural minor, D minor pentatonic rock, pop, acoustic, alternative, chilled
Conrad A major Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were (2014) A major, A major pentatonic rock, pop, acoustic, alternative, chilled
All Is Now Harmed D major Ben Howard I Forget Where We Were (2014) D major, D major pentatonic rock, pop, acoustic, alternative, chilled
The City C major The 1975 The 1975 (2013) C major, C major pentatonic alternative, pop

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