#1
I found this piano play-along to a song from one of my favorite games as a kid, and I really like the haunted, old creepy vibe in this song. I know this isn't exactly guitar related, but I figured you guys would know about this style of music. Could anyone tell me what this style is categorized as and how one writes it? What kinds of guitar chords could create this kind of vibe? Maybe some musicians that play something similar? I'd like to know anything anyone could tell me as I'm really interested in it, thanks.

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#2
He's basically playing a mix of predominantly natural minor and some harmonic minor.

E.g Bb m Eb m F7 Bb m.

Could jazz it up a bit with an F7b9 or F7#9. This is setting up the starting chord (Bb m)

688666 Bb m

x68876 Eb m

x8787x F7b9

cheers, Jerry
#3
If you are into metal/hard rock, listen to the classic band Mercyful Fate for some classic "haunting" sounds. You'll get a lot of great ideas and inspiration.
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#4
One easy way to introduce a kind of cracked sanity / horror sound is to increase the number of accidentals (notes not in the main scale of the piece), especially where a more usual note (such as the tonic) is expected.

That's how I made this tune, intended to be a creepy piano piece:

https://soundcloud.com/jehannum/the-malevolence
#5
Quote by Jehannum
One easy way to introduce a kind of cracked sanity / horror sound is to increase the number of accidentals (notes not in the main scale of the piece), especially where a more usual note (such as the tonic) is expected.

That's how I made this tune, intended to be a creepy piano piece:

https://soundcloud.com/jehannum/the-malevolence


That track works!!

cheers, Jerry