Emotions conveyed by keys
Completely pure. Simplicity and naivety. The key of children. Free of burden, full of imagination. Powerful resolve. Earnestness. Can feel religious.
Scale: C, D, E, F, G, A, and B.
Relative key: #A minor
C major piano chord triads
- I: C, E, G
- ii: D, F, A
- iii: E, G, B
- IV: F, A, C
- V: G, B, D
- vi: A, C, E
- vii°: B, D, F
C major piano chord 7
- I7: C, E, G, B
- ii7: D, F, A, C
- iii7: E, G, B, D
- IV7: F, A, C, E
- V7: G, B, D, F
- vi7: A, C, E, G
- vii°7: B, D, F, A
C major guitar chords
- C: C, E, G, C, E
- Dm: D, A, D, F
- Em: E, B, E, G, B, E
- F: F, C, F, A, C, F
- G: G, B, D, G, B, G
- Am: A, E, A, C, E
- B°: B, F, A♭, D
C major chord progressions
- I, IV, and V
- I, IV, I, and V
- I, V, vi, and IV
- I, ii, IV, and V
- I, vi, ii, and V
- I, vi, IV, and V
Innocently Sad, Love-Sick
Declarations of love and lamenting lost love or unhappy relationships. It is languishing and full of longing, a soul in search of something different.
Scale: C, D, E♭, F, G, A♭, and B♭
Relative key: #E♭ major
Despair, Wailing, Weeping
A passionate expression of sorrow and deep grief. Full of penance and self-punishment. An intimate conversation with God about recognition of wrongdoing and atonement.
Scale: C♯, D♯, E, F♯, G♯, A, and B
Relative key: #E major
Rapture in sadness. A grimacing key of choking back tears. It is capable of a laugh or smile to pacify those around, but the truth is in despair. Fullness of tone, sonority, and euphony.
Scale: D♭, E♭, F, G♭, A♭, B♭, and C
Relative key: #B♭ minor
Triumphant, Victorious War-Cries
Screaming hallelujah's, rejoicing in conquering obstacles. War marches, holiday songs, invitations to join the winning team.
Scale: D, E, F♯, G, A, B, C♯
Relative key: #B minor
Serious, Pious, Ruminating
Melancholy, feminine, brooding worries, contemplation of negativity.
Scale: D, E, F, G, A, B♭, and C
Relative key: #F major
Deep Distress, Existential Angst
Dealing with anxiety and existential terror, deep distress, dark depression. The dark night of the soul. Fear, hesitation, shuddering, goose bumps. The language of ghosts.
Scale: D♯, E♯, F♯, G♯, A♯, B, and C♯
Relative key: #F♯ major
Cruel, Hard, Yet Full of Devotion
Love, Devotion, Intimacy, Openness, Honest Communion. Conversations with God.
Scale: E♭, F, G, A♭, B♭, C, and D
Relative key: #C minor
Quarrelsome, Boisterous, Incomplete Pleasure
Shouts of Joy, Complete Delight, yet Bickering, Short-fused, Ready to Fight.
Scale: E, F♯, G♯, A, B, C♯, D♯
Relative key: #C♯ minor
Effeminate, Amorous, Restless
This key can carry grief, mournfulness, restlessness. Like a princess locked in a tower longing for her rescuer and future lover.
Scale: E, F♯, G, A, B, C, and D
Relative key: #G major
Furious, Quick-Tempered, Passing Regret
Complaisance, Controlled calmness over the readiness to explode. Deeply angry but composed and sociable still. Religious sentiment.
Scale: F, G, A, B♭, C, D, E
Relative key: #D minor
Obscure, Plaintive, Funereal
Deepest depression, lament over death and loss, groans of misery, ready to expire. Harrowing. Melancholic.
Scale: F, G, A♭, B♭, C, D♭, and E♭
Relative key: #A♭ major
Conquering Difficulties, Sighs of Relief
Triumph over evil, obstacles, hurdles. Surmounting foes and finally finding rest in victory. Brilliant clarity of thought and feeling.
Scale: F♯, G♯, A♯, B, C♯, D♯, and E♯
Relative key: #D♯ minor
Gloomy, Passionate Resentment
Tearing at your hair and shirt, discontentment, long periods of lamentation and crying. Still capable of fighting this feeling.
Scale: F♯, G♯, A, B, C♯, D, E
Relative key: #A major
Serious, Magnificent, Fantasy
Rustic, Idyllic, Poetic, Lyrical. Calm and satisfied. Tenderness and Gratitude. Friendship and Faith. It is a gentle key full of peace.
Scale: G, A, B, C, D, E, and F♯
Relative key: #E minor
Worry of the future, of a failed plan, gnashing of teeth. Concern over a failed plan. Struggling with dislike and malcontent.
Scale: G, A, B♭, C, D, E♭, and F
Relative key: #B♭ major
Death, Eternity, Judgement
Putrefaction, Expansive viewpoints of a dark cosmos and existence. Ghosts, Ghouls, Goblins, Graveyards. Haunting and Lingering.
Scale: A♭, B♭, C, D♭, E♭, F, and G
Relative key: #F minor
Grumbling, Moaning, Wailing
Suffocation of the Heart, Lamentations, Life-Long Struggles. A negative look at the experiences of life, competition, growth.
Scale: A♭, B♭, C♭, D♭, E♭, F♭, G♭
Relative key: #B major
Joyful, Pastoral, Declaration of Love
Innocent Love, Satisfaction with the current state of affairs. Optimistic. Belief in Heaven and reuniting with lost loved ones. Youthful and cheerful. Trusting in the spirit of the divine.
Scale: A, B, C♯, D, E, F♯, and G♯
Relative key: #F♯ minor
Tender, Plaintive, Pious
Womanly, Graceful in character. Capable of soothing.
Scale: A, B, C, D, E, F, and G
Relative key: #C major
Joyful, Quaint, Cheerful
Love, Clear Conscience, Hopeful Aspirations for the future and a better world. Optimistic and able to take control in order to ensure peace.
Scale: B♭, C, D, E♭, F, G, and A
Relative key: #G minor
Terrible, the Night, Mocking
The Garment of Night, Surly, Blasphemous, Turning away the world and the divine. Preparations for the end. Pessimism and giving up. Belief in darkness.
Scale: B♭, C, D♭, E♭, F, G♭, and A♭
Relative key: #D♭ major
Harsh, Strong, Wild, Rage
Uncontrolled passions. Angry, Jealous, Fury, Despair, Burdened with negative energy. Prepared to fight.
Scale: B, C♯, D♯, E, F♯, G♯, and A♯
Relative key: #A♭ minor
Solitary, Melancholic, Patience
The key of patience, calmly waiting for fate, destiny, and the submission to providence and karma.
Scale: B, C♯, D, E, F♯, G, and A
Relative key: #D major
Scales and relative keys: https://en.wikipedia.org/
Piano chords: https://mypianonotes.com/