#1
557755 to 88(10)(10)88 to 446644 and back to 557755, what makes this so dark or is that just me? has this progression been used in a song before?

oh, also, the (10)(10) isnt any harmonic, just separating for no confusion of 88101088 being a jumble of numbers
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#2
Are you actually asking us to explain your own subjective experience?
Those are all just sus chords. There's nothing special about them. The context of the progression is far more important.
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#3
oh. Well I never learned how to use sus and add chords, but I thought it would sound dark from something like tritones or something
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#4
Doubling the 5th like you did is a great way to make a chord sound really thick.
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#5
You want dark? Listen to the intro to Under the Sun by Sabbath
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#6
I love that intro
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I love that intro


Yea me too, it's a great underrated song by them.
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#8
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Are you actually asking us to explain your own subjective experience?
Those are all just sus chords. There's nothing special about them. The context of the progression is far more important.


Go away, hes at least trying to learn

The answer your looking for is entirely subjective, and I didnt really take a good look, but some things sound happy, some sound sad, some sound scare, some sound like cartoons, etc. Theres really no real explanation besides the fact that our ears are trained to connotate certain intervals with certain emotion, and the intervals and chords etc that you chose happen to be ones our ears find dark
#9
Well the root of those chords played alone sounds like something out of a harmonic minor scale, like Mixolydian #1.

///edit Also, i actually use this a lot in my riffs, but i didn't name it until now, strange...

///edit2...

The progression for the root of those chords would be 1 - 3 - 7, or Amin/C+/G#dim/ for Harmonic Minor.
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#10
The chords are a Dsus2, a Fsus2, a C#sus2, back to Dsus2. it sounds dark because:
A) The chords are sus2 chords, which mean the 3rd is lowered a half step, making it closer to the root note making it sound more dissonent.
B)The chords are based loosely on the key of Dminor, and minor keys tend to sound darker with the flat third, the sharpened seventh from the harmonic minor which is even darker, the final chord's 5th does not reflect the key either it is from the root, a sharpened fourth, which is from the Hungarian minor.