#1
I like to write music that is depressing and what not... I would just like to know your personal thoughts of what you think is the more saddening guitar chord or shape.

Originally Posted by Redhotchipepper
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#4
i find 'a shape' minor barre chords sound more depressing than 'e shape'

damn, whats the proper name for those...
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#5
Quote by rockalance
g minor doesn't sound very sad though to me...


It depends on the context of its use, its voicing, what your personally feeling at the time..
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#6
d minor in general is pretty depressing

arpeggios, and chords, be sure to get dissonance to

do dmin like this for an added dissonant effect

E1
B4
g3

as oppsoed to
e1
b3
g2
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#7
well, depends on what scale you are using, and also your assembly of chords help a bit too

but i haven't really heard anyone use major scales to write something really "depressing"

and tell me my friend WHY do you want people to be depressed? isn't life complicated already?


try a minor and then e minor. is that what you are looking for?
#9
the only thing happy or bouncy i've wrote was a song for my gf and a song that sounded kinda like DragonForce, other than that it's all depressing... or really agressive

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#10
Quote by rockalance
the only thing happy or bouncy i've wrote was a song for my gf and a song that sounded kinda like DragonForce


well im jealous of that
i cant write like df for anything

also dont froget to use tri-tone
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#11
it's easy just play a powerchord then do a bunch of 32th note palm mutes of the root note...
try going like C-G-A-F using the method above, it'll sound pretty close. i just don't know the solos, i'm not fast like that

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#12
i can kinda do the solos
check the power metal link in my sig
thats the closest ive ever come to getting it right
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#13
Quote by envoykrawkwar7
d minor in general is pretty depressing

arpeggios, and chords, be sure to get dissonance to

do dmin like this for an added dissonant effect

E1
B4
g3

as oppsoed to
e1
b3
g2


ummm.....that first chord is not a D minor......
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#14
I wrote this pretty depresing song....just an arpegted E minor add 9 up an octive.....so it would look something like this

E - 7
B - 8
G - 11
D - 9
A - 7
E - 0
#16
Em
Am add 9
A# m (Bb m)
Fm

Those aren't really "depressing" sounding chords .. More along the lines of "haunting".

It's not the chords though that make a song depressing.
It's all a matter of how you use the lyrics, and how they are delivered.

Think Bright Eyes.
Very simple, and almost always using a major chord pattern.
(C-F-G-C, ex.)