#2
I reckon Aeolian out of those two, heck, out of the lot!. I think it's the b6 that does it. I know phrygian and locrian also have the b6, but they just don't have the same sadness as Aeolian. Dunno why.
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#6
phrygian too.... melodic minor as well
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#7
Harmonic minor is certainly up there, although there are different types of 'sad', which would require different musical motifs, eh?


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#10
Dorian in my oppinion, and use some Lydian to build tension, so good with that #4...
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#12
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phrygian too.... melodic minor as well


I never thought Phrygian sounded sad, it has an exotic kind of sound for me.

You can make some pretty sad sounds with Lydian, which has recently become my favorite mode ever.
#13
I always found Phrygian to be sad, although it depends a lot on the backing chords.
#14
Scales don't have emotion. The saddest song I've ever heard was in lydian.
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#15
it isnt neccesarily the scale that has the sadness, its how you use it..with some it is easier than others. Another thing is that i find it much easier to express an emotion with a chord progression rather than a solo, unless you are at the climax of the song. Take "mouthful of cavities" by Blind Melon for example..it is in a minor key (? i dont remember very well). Very sad song. Notice how many metal songs are written in minor scales. They arent always sad songs, nor do they make you feel sad.
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