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Max_depa

Location: Italy

Joined: Feb 11 2010

Hi! It’s a long time since last time I wrote here! I was studying a lot of music theory for a university exam and I start thinking how the transposition from Minor to Major mode can change the meaning of a song.

If you want to understand what I’m talking about you can found on youtube “Nothing Else Majeur” (Nothing Else Matters in Major Mode) and “Retrieving My Religion” (Losing My Religion in Major Mode).

This two examples inspired me, so I decide that I can change the mode to some ost music and post here the results! Here you can listen the first try!

To Zanarkand in Major Scale!

This music is originally in Em Key, here you can listen it in E Key. I like the way it sounds, this makes me think about an happy ending^^

If you have suggestions/request you can write here :) And please tell me what you guys think about all this project and this first track :)

(The next will be probably Theme of Love in Major or Breezy in Minor mode)

You could explain your

Agahnim

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Location: Antofagasta, Chile

Joined: Jan 01 2009

You could explain your process a bit more...
Did you change the song from beggining in a Em (VI grade of G Major) to beggining in G Major and then transposed all the other chord changes?.

An idea could be to start the song in the original key then transposing to the new one in the same track... just an idea.

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Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

not really enjoyable to listen to, but interesting

post breezy next!

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Max_depa

Location: Italy

Joined: Feb 11 2010

Agahnim said

You could explain your process a bit more...
Did you change the song from beggining in a Em (VI grade of G Major) to beggining in G Major and then transposed all the other chord changes?.

An idea could be to start the song in the original key then transposing to the new one in the same track... just an idea.

To Zanarkand is based on E minor scale, so it's in G key (with just one #). Here i tried to transpose the melody on E major scale, in E key (with four #).

So in the new key all the chord changes, Em -> E, G -> G#m, Am -> A, Bm -> B, C -> C#m, etc. so the result it's like a whole new song, with same structure but a "major" feeling :)

Jacob31593 said

not really enjoyable to listen to, but interesting

post breezy next!

If you think this is unenjoyable, breezy will be even worse ahahah

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Giogiogio4

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Joined: Jun 10 2010

Em to GM would be more of a Mode change within the same key. Tons of songs do it. They start off in a Minor key and continue the melody into the relative major. of course depending on what position your playing it in it could still look like your playing it in a minor scale.

But Em to EM is an entire key change. Much more contrast then simply going from a a minor to a relative major. Kinda hard to explain, Your just simply turning Em to Emaj, chords and all. it adds great contrast whenever its done.

I did the same thing here: 1:35 went from Major to Minor, Start was in Minor of course.

Of course it's always fun to change things:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOE9fE72QLg

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Agahnim

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Location: Antofagasta, Chile

Joined: Jan 01 2009

Yes I understand now, so it's like changing Em(VI) to Emaj(I). So is really going from Gmaj to Emaj (Down a minor 3rd) which is also a common modulation.
The new thing here is that apart from going down a minor 3rd (key) you keep the Root of the chords as the original that's new for me. Should be nice to experimento the same modulating to different intervals(down a 3rd, up a 3rd, up a minor 3rd)

Hope I got that right.

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Here it is! Breezy in Dm Key

Max_depa

Location: Italy

Joined: Feb 11 2010

Here it is! Breezy in Dm Key intead of D. The process is the same as the other!

Tell me what you guys think :) I can imagine this theme played in a possible walktrough in Balamb in the fourth disk ahah