#1
hey maybe someone can help me on this
my band wants to do a cover of the old slave song "swing low, sweet chariot"
anyways its a very major song, is there a way to make the chords and the melody a little dark or more solem?
#3
Play it in a minor key?
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#4
That song can be very somber if you just play it slow and with feeling. Its done like this often
#5
transpose to aeolian (ie. relative minor)
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#7
the chords are D-G-D-A-D
what would the minor chord progression be please?
#8
Like what was stated above, use whatever key the song is in and play it in it's relative minor.
#9
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the chords are D-G-D-A-D
what would the minor chord progression be please?


You could change it to Dm Gm Dm A. Song is going to sound alot different though because the melody will change.
#10
Slavery is solemn enough, why change the key? Perform it as if you had lived years under the bondage of slavery.
#11
you could play around and make the D minor octaves
like Dm G Dm (octave) A Dm
and play around with chords like use sevenths or nineths

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Slavery is solemn enough, why change the key? Perform it as if you had lived years under the bondage of slavery.

I'm guessing 'cause the song was meant to be uplifting ...... I think you usually hear it with a minor feel to it in funerals
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