In the '60s 85% of pop songs were written in a major key, now 60% are in a minor.
Interesting. I wonder if they took out Metal and Emo it would restore balance?
with stuff like rap/hiphop that is in one note instead of one key, how do they count that?
You don’t. They are not songs.
But how about songs with the verse in a minor key and the chorus in a major key? Or vice versa? In what category would they fit?
I have written a few songs like that.
Stop doing that! Just stop it, Wim! You’re screwing up the statistics, you bastard!
Yeah, they had to manually filter all your songs from their algorithm, you really shouldn’t write music like that
When the Miles Davis album ‘B*tch’s Brew’ or
John Coltrane’s ‘Ascension’ was released I
wondered’ then who (and how) wrote the lead notation sheet
music that was submitted for
copyright and publication.
I remember thinking, ‘How do ya copyright music like that’?!
I’ve been told I’m the only guy that can make a major key sound like a minor key coz I’m a miserable sunovabitch.
I mean … oh, my! I’m sorry to hear that. I thought I was that guy!
And then there is prog!*
*the long song on my album, with lyrics by the amazing Surfer and guitars by the equally amazing Swamptone, switches between major and minor several times, along with a couple of key signature and numerous time signature changes. But statistically, I admit this is something of an outlier, somewhere far beyond the 6 sigma point
Oh? OK, then!
I think you hold the notation paper 1’ away from the inkjet and just spray this shit out of the page. Grab page two, repeat.
If you didn’t change keys 4 times, through at least 3 modes each with non-eluded rhythm breaks and random melody shifts, it just isn’t a song.