Is there such a thing as a 'most emotional note' in a key?
Well, objectively speaking, one should just answer 'no'. After all:
...and yet, I am going to take a stand here. In my opinion THERE IS a note that has been used most often than others in creating emotional moods in the key of C major.
Remember, once you know how it works in C major, you can transpose it to any other key.
And yes, you have heard that note... even if you may not know yet what it is or how it's used.
So in this video we will see together what is this note, what chords support it, what progressions help bring out the emotion in it. Even if you don't agree with me on the status as "most emotional note" you will still learn something interesting.
If instead you are more interested in creating emotion using chord progression rather than single notes/melodies, then we need to switch gears.
Here you can learn how to create emotional and cinematic progressions using only major and minor triads. It's so simple to that it's scary.
Tommaso Zillio is a professional prog rock/metal guitarist and composer based in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Tommaso is currently working on an instrumental CD, and an instructional series on fretboard visualization and exotic scales. He is your go-to guy for any and all music theory-related questions.
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