Here’s something fun for a Sunday afternoon.

I stumbled across this song yesterday, and now I can’t stop listening to it. I’ve heard REM’s “Losing My Religion” about a million times before, and personally, I don’t have any particularly strong feelings for it. I don’t love it; I don’t hate it.

Enter Major Scaled TV, an artist who digitally alters music to convert minor-scale songs into major-scale songs.

For the non-musically inclined, here’s a translation: he makes sad songs sound happier. Dark songs become lighter. Somber notes turn cheery.

It’s like dipping your iPod into a vat of liquid Prozac.

See for yourself:

Major Scaled #2 : REM – “Recovering My Religion” from major scaled on Vimeo.

According to the artist’s Facebook page, it looks like the major video-hosting websites are yanking down his creations due to copyright reasons, so watch now while you still have a chance.

Do you think that major chords change the mood of this song?

 


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    Last reviewed: 20 Jan 2013

APA Reference
Beretsky, S. (2013). ‘Major Scaled’: Dipping Your iPod in Liquid Prozac. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 30, 2014, from http://blogs.psychcentral.com/panic/2013/01/major-scaled-dipping-your-ipod-in-liquid-prozac/

 

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