The Imperial March From Star Wars Played in a Major Key Makes It Sound Happy and Upbeat

Ian Gordon played John Williams‘ iconic “The Imperial March” theme song from Star Wars in a major key, giving it a happy, upbeat sound. He also gave the main Star Wars theme song an injection of happiness by playing it in a minor key.

Bit of background relating to the creation of these things:

Though I have been a musician for many years, I have no real knowledge of music theory. I learn the themes by ear and then record them into Cubase. From there I basically mess with the notes until they sound ‘happier’ or ‘sadder’ depending on the theme. That’s all there is to it.

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