Fun Fridays – December 14, 2018

Listen to see how your favorite Christmas carols sound when put in a different key.

Sometimes you can take your writing idea and come at it from a different direction and discover something completely new and yet still familiar!

7 Responses to Fun Fridays – December 14, 2018

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    Roberta Sarver December 14, 2018 at 5:25 am #

    Loved those songs in a minor key! It probably took the guy some serious concentration to sing them differently than he’s heard them in the past. Thanks for posting this.

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    Elisabeth Warner December 14, 2018 at 5:40 am #

    Steve, I thank you for comparing this to our writing. When he had to sing in a minor key, he had to follow a whole set of new rules in order to make the song work. I’m writing a dystopian, but if I changed the genre to a mid-1800 Western, I’d have to play by the rules of that genre. My time machine and cell phones probably wouldn’t fit into that one!

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    Richard New December 14, 2018 at 8:22 am #

    Very different! Nice and strange. A lot of work for the singer. Either he’d thought of this himself, or someone suggested he try the minor variations.

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    janis hutchinson December 14, 2018 at 9:28 am #

    This was great!

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    Tisha Martin December 14, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    Interesting. In song based on the major and minor key, the tone and pitch sounds either upbeat or melancholy. Apply it to our writing and switch structure or even word choice and characterization for a completely different outtake.

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    Jennifer Mugrage December 14, 2018 at 11:40 am #

    I’m no musician, but some of my favorite Christmas songs sound minor:
    – What Child Is This
    -Lo, How A Rose
    -Of The Father’s Love Begotten

    I love the minor key. The sense of mystery. My son hates it: It’s “scary.”

    And so with writing: we like to kill off major characters, but our readers hate it!

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    Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D December 15, 2018 at 1:22 pm #

    Loved it!

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