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A Major

I hope you know how to boogie.

Congratulations, you’re A Major, and you got them blues! A Major is an ideal key for playing blues in, due to its decreased number of sharps when played with flat 3rds and 7ths. Guitar players love this key, and several have actually made careers of playing A, D and E chords over and over again in that oh so cliché I IV V progression we all know and love. Being a bluesy key is a blessing, since you can be emotive and soulful out the ass. All that’s missing is a few blue notes and you’re golden.

So you may not have the blues, you say? Well this key isn’t really about sadness, it’s about being individualistic and emotive, with enough soulfulness to go around. You can’t help but be an emotional person, but that’s a great thing. Just don’t stay on the metaphorical blue notes too long, eventually dissonance gets a wee bit obnoxious.

SONG EXAMPLE: Lady Madonna by The Beatles.

INTERESTING TIDBIT:

* Despite clarinets being tuned in B Flat, a good number of Mozart’s clarinet based works are written in sharp key signatures, notably including a lot of A Major. I guess he had some sort of grudge against the poor clarinetist he hired.

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    They scored 6% on Happy, higher than 27% of your peers.

  • Romantic Distribution

    They scored 3% on Romantic, higher than 9% of your peers.

  • Melencholy Distribution

    They scored 14% on Melencholy, higher than 69% of your peers.

  • Emotive Distribution

    They scored 25% on Emotive, higher than 92% of your peers.

  • Interesting Distribution

    They scored -5% on Interesting, higher than 5% of your peers.

  • Energetic Distribution

    They scored 13% on Energetic, higher than 49% of your peers.

  • Aggressive Distribution

    They scored -5% on Aggressive, higher than 11% of your peers.

  • Loose Distribution

    They scored 11% on Loose, higher than 35% of your peers.

  • Peaceful Distribution

    They scored 14% on Peaceful, higher than 40% of your peers.

  • Devilish Distribution

    They scored -6% on Devilish, higher than 2% of your peers.

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D Minor

Congratulations, I guess. You’re D Minor, the key that F Major turns to when its lover dumps it. This key is downright depressing, but not in a loud way. This is more the “brooding as you slowl... Read more

A Major

Congratulations, you’re A Major, and you got them blues! A Major is an ideal key for playing blues in, due to its decreased number of sharps when played with flat 3rds and 7ths. Guitar players lo... Read more

C# Major

Congratulations, you’re C# Major, and you’re actually SHARPER than a tack. C# Major is a key most musicians don’t even bother talking about, since it’s so damn strange to play. No instrumen... Read more

E Major

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B Minor

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E-Flat Major

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A-Flat Major

Congratulations, you’re A-flat Major, a nice quiet break from all the rocking going around. A-flat is a key more suited for symphonies and chamber music halls than for rock concerts, and a look a... Read more

C# Minor

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