Major Versus Minor Key: A Case Study

 Posted by on 31 January 2013 at 2:00 pm  Emotions, Music
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I’ve never had a firm grasp on the emotional differences between major and minor key. Amazingly, I just learned a heck of a lot about it by listening to a version of R.E.M.’s song, “Losing My Religion” changed to a major key.

Here’s the original version in its minor key:

Now here’s the modified version in a major key:

It’s titled “Recovering My Religion” for good reason. As one commenter said, “I’ve never been so happy while losing my religion.”

Also, here’s another version.

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