scales and intervals that make feeling of a song

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virtouso
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scales and intervals that make feeling of a song

Post by virtouso » November 25th, 2014, 4:36 pm

hello my frinds.
i know there are many elements that build feelings of a song like rythme effects lyric or...
but i think there should be some rules for chords and note intervals in a song. i want to know are there any special rules there? which chords or chords connection make song epic or scary or funny or happy or sad and...
are tehre some other elemnts? how can i have good information about those theories? thank you for helping

jamestoffee
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Re: scales and intervals that make feeling of a song

Post by jamestoffee » November 30th, 2014, 3:44 am

In general.....

major = happy

minor = sad

diminished/augmented = tension / emotionally unbalanced

chord progressions going up = building a feeling

chord progressions going down = resolving a feeling

tonic/root chord = feeling home / stable

the fifth chord = furthest away from home / strongest need to return to root chord


Check these out as well:
http://speedsongwriting.com/quick-guide-the-modes/

https://garyewer.wordpress.com/2014/10/ ... of-a-song/

Another way to go about it.....Listen to a song....ask yourself how you feel....find the chords and use the progression in your song where you want the same feeling....chord progressions are not under copyright; neither are song titles for that matter.

dedguy
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Re: scales and intervals that make feeling of a song

Post by dedguy » December 24th, 2014, 9:40 am

sucha good answer toffee

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