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The idea of a piece of music being in a key only works neatly when that music sticks to the set of seven notes implied by a particular key signature. As you've noticed, some music - quite a lot of music, in fact - doesn't fit this pattern, and wants to dip its toes in the water of the other 5 notes in the 12-tone scale (and beyond, in the case of ...


You can have chords outside the key and still be in the key. The song does not modulate (change key). The chords you see as outside of the key of E major can easily be viewed as borrowed from the parallel minor. This gives you the chords D, C, and G and these chords give you a slightly darker sound before going back to the main riff. The song never looses ...

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