Thursday, August 13, 2015

Slate features musical examples of modal mutation, horror themes moved from minor to parallel major keys

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/08/13/horror_theme_songs_in_major_key_are_chillingly_hauntingly_dorky_video.html?wpisrc=burger_bar

Employ modal mutation for five famous themes from horror/sci-fi shows.

The X-Files in parallel major sounds like an out-take for the triumphant strains to Chariots of Fire.
Halloween sounds like bumper music for an NPR segment.
Saw, heh, might as well be an episode of House. Same basic premise, right?
The Exorcist, more like NBC Nightly News bumper music.
Nightmare on Elm Street ... they compare it to Polar Express but I'm inexplicably getting more of an Air Supply vibe.

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