Friday, January 25, 2013

Metallica Turns Their Frown Upside-Down

Vimeo user Major Scaled has taken traditionally sad songs and converted them into much happier versions simply by changing the key from Minor to Major. It's amazing how much of a difference that can make. It's subtle at first and may be hard to recognize if you aren't very familiar with the song, but the mood is instantly uplifted. Not only did Major Scaled completely rework parts of the song (the vocals too!), but he/she made a pretty seamless modification of it.

In the end the song has a whole different feel. It's almost a Country song?!

Click through the jump for one more song, the poppiest versions of REM's Losing My Religion and The Doors Riders On the Storm that you'll ever hear. I'd be curious to see these songs thrown into mainstream radio and see the reactions of the listeners. Some might be confused as the song plays. Others would just sing along not even noticing the difference.

So close, no matter how far...

Major Scaled #2 : REM - "Recovering My Religion" from major scaled on Vimeo.

Major Scaled #3 : The Doors - " Riders On The Rainbow" from major scaled on Vimeo.

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