Chords/tuning help? ?
Okay so this chord progression in D goes
Dm Bb C F
but if I transpose it to E it turns into:
Em C D G
Why is it that when I transpose it to E it sounds cheerful and happy but in D it sounds sad? I don't get it?
How do I transpose it into E with it still retaining its "sad" quality?
- MordentLv 72 months ago
First of all "D" *always* means D major. If you mean minor you have to say minor.
Your first chord sequence is not in D minor either - it has no dominant (A), but it does have a dominant and tonic in F (C and F respectively), and has Dm as chord vi. Simply starting on a note does NOT mean that it is in that key.
As for why having it in G might sound "happier" than in F, it may be because higher pitches generally are perceived as brighter. If you put it in Eb it might sound darker still, and in A it may sound brighter.