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— - KushAndWizdom (via kushandwizdom)
Anonymous asked: Do you like composing songs in the major key or the minor key more? And the minor key is commonly considered to suggest more emotion, but I always thought the major key is more effective at pulling at the heart strings. Your thoughts?
It depends on what I’m trying to achieve. A ton of emotional energy is available in simply using a minor chord in an otherwise major song, or vice versa. Plus, as Dr. Diss expounded a loooooooooooooonnng while ago, it’s not the chords themselves that pulls at the heart and suggests emotions: it’s the intervals.
But I mean, personally speaking, though there may be nuances and differences between major and minor keys, both have these actions that are just great at being expressive, in varying ways. The seventh, for example, is just a great addition to the major chord, but it serves as a way to de-sad (and spice up) a minor chord a bit.
Chord progressions also work a bit differently for major keys than minor keys. But the great thing about tonal harmony is that you can switch between them if you want! (I haven’t fully learned how to improvise a modulation like that though… It’s something worth playing with)
And these days, working with Renaissance music, I’m becoming more and more partial to modal music, so there’s that as well~