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    Talking Happy Birthday in Minor Chords

    In another thread, Thomas J wrote:

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas J
    Here's something that I have often wondered about for many years. Why do minor chords and scales evoke a different mood than major chords and scales and vice versa?

    What is it about flating a major third making it a minor third? Is it something deeply hidden in the human psyche or is it something unique to the Western scales and musical structures.

    Has anybody else ever thought about this? What are your opinions??

    Tom
    Samantha Penigar answered:

    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha Penigar
    when I was teaching piano in order to show the difference in the way Major and minor scalses and chords sounded, I would have them sing Happy Birthday in a minor key.
    And Raymond62 answered to Samantha:

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond62
    Well done and just to the point, because with every year we near our "End of Days". It is just a sad day, pointing out that we are older than yesterday. Don't we all want to have eternal youth??

    Raymond
    So, after I have read this I thought: Hey, let me arrange it very sadly... .

    So now, here is my arrangement from this piece.

    I have used instruments from different libraries, Gary`s strings are included. The Organ is a little bit out of tuning, but I think it makes this piece very more sadly... . ( I sometimes detune an instrument for different intentions)

    Oops, normaly I would post only one piece a week into the listeningroom, but because I fly on Saturday for two weeks to the vacation, then I permitted it to me today.... . Is this OK?

    Here is the link: http://www.box.net/shared/c0odidkf1e

    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: Happy Birthday in Minor Chords

    Well I must say that is an improvement on the original!

    LOL

    Who ever thought??

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    Re: Happy Birthday in Minor Chords

    Quote Originally Posted by AlanPerkins
    Well I must say that is an improvement on the original!

    LOL

    Who ever thought??
    I have had a lot of fun with this.... . But at least, Raymond62 is right!

    Our death is coming more near and more near, with each birthday .... .
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: Happy Birthday in Minor Chords

    Absolutely belongs in a Halloween operetta! How wonderfully macabre.

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    Re: Happy Birthday in Minor Chords

    Ooh, Gunther, that is just TOO sad! I hope you enjoy your vacation, and I hope you arrive back in a more cheerful mood!
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    Re: Happy Birthday in Minor Chords

    You know, Gunny, if I didn't know better, this little
    snippet might lead me to believe that just perhaps,
    just maybe, you weren't too fond of birthdays... lol!

    Nice job!

    David
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    Re: Happy Birthday in Minor Chords

    Wow it's beautiful, and at the same time funny as h... heck.

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    Re: Happy Birthday in Minor Chords

    Every proton and electron in the universe came into existence not long after the big bang. Soon they joined together and became Hydrogen. The stars were born and changed Hydrogen into helium and the heavier elements. When the star died, with its last gasp it changed those atoms(with the original protons and electrons) into even heavier elements and spread those atoms out into space. In time those atoms joined together and the earth was born. Not long after that, man was made from those same original protons and electrons. So when someone asks me how old I am on my birthday,since every proton and electron in my body was created shortly after the big bang, I reply honestly that I am a little over 14 billion years old.

    Just major and minor details.
    Well Done


    Ron

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    Re: Happy Birthday in Minor Chords

    Thank you so very much for your friendly comments, Tom, Diligamus, David and Leaf.

    David, I celebrate gladly birthdays, my own included, but Raymond gave me a kick to think about our birthdays and our life.

    Thanks again

    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: Happy Birthday in Minor Chords

    When I click on the link it plays Radiospots.mp3, which is a commerical of some sort in German? Is the link correct?

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