IF YOU HAVE ever sobbed to a sad song (no need to raise your hand – we’ve all done it, eh?) then you’ll have experienced the power of a minor chord.
Minor chords are what make sad songs sound so, well, flipping sad. So what happens when you turn things upside-down and rejig notorious sobfests with a major scale?
The results are a little discombobulating.
For example, we actually wanted to dance to this cheerified version of Losing My Religion:
… while Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ completely loses its threatening edge.
Take that Lars Ulrich, ya big softie.