Key to the Highway



Key to the Highway

Key:  D
Tuning: Open D (f#DF#AD)

Capo:  n/a

Key to the Highway completes this portion of our blues song study.

This number was first recorded by Charles Segar and made popular by Big Bill Broonzy.

Like How Long Blues this is another example of an 8 bar blues. Unlike How Long Blues, however, Key to the Highway incorporates a turnaround.

I’ve arranged this song in the Open D tuning and provided some helpful supplementary diagrams below.

To maximize your results, download the diagrams and keep them handy as you work through the lesson.

Open D Diagrams

Common Chord Shapes – Open D Tuning

D Blues Scale Patterns – Open D Tuning

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