I was out on a bike ride the other day and the song Should I Stay Or Should I Go by the The Clashcame into my head. It got me thinking about the original key the song was recorded in, and if the song was actually playing back in my head in that original key. I couldn’t wait to get home and see if indeed I was hearing it back correctly.Before listening to the recording I simply hummed the song in my head and tried to find the first chord on my ukulele. Once I determined I was hearing the key of D, the famous I-IV-I progression of the opening riff became quite apparent.
So the moral of the story is, trust your brain! It remembers every song you’ve ever heard, and the original key it was recorded in.