I've picked some examples of popular musical keys in pop music.
G major and D major is most common keys in pop music, keys give music different moods
- A minor (Lady Gaga - Bad Romance) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrO4YZeyl0IVote A
- B minor (Lady Gaga - Alejandro) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niqrrmev4mAVote B
- C major (Bruno Mars - When I was your man) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekzHIouo8Q4Vote C
- D minor (Ke$ha - Tik Tok) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iP6XpLQM2CsVote D
- D major (Rihanna - Only girl in the world) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa14VNsdSYMVote E
- E minor (Skrillex and Diplo, Justin bieber - Where are U now) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nntGTK2Fhb0Vote F
- G major (Carlae Rae Jepsen - Call me maybe) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAicVote G
All structured music follows a "key", some sound better than others and omit happy upbeat vibe or darker , mysterious tone
Most Helpful Girl
It depends. As someone with perfect pitch (thank God), I prefer A minor and E minor. There are others as well. It really depends on the piece but in terms of notes... I love the EGB E-minor chord and A minor. And some others. I have to think about this... but pieces don't sound at all the same if you transpose them.1
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Most Helpful Guy
Well when playing metal I'm going to have to say chromatic (duh). But for other stuff how do you choose, really? It depends on how you use it. I use a bunch of odd tunings for my guitar and then also different capo positions, so all my songs probably end up all over the place. I do feel that pitch is relevant, not just interval, but I never find myself deciding that one specific scale is for one specific mood, although I would tune up ever so slightly (say 10hz) so that it sounds just a little bit brighter than everything else. Of course there's still general minor and major feels to a harmony (and alternate tunings help explore that harmonic space), but having specifc scales for very specifc moods? I don't think so, not for me anyway.
So whatever, I'll say D# Major.