What Is The Most Emotional Note In C Major? [Controversial Music Theory]

Tommaso Zillio

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What is the most emotional note in the key of C major?

You may be thinking that this is a loaded question: surely different people hear different notes as 'the most emotional one'... and what about the context in which the notes are played? The answer must clearly be "it depends".

Well, you got me here :) The answer clearly depends on a number of factors such as:

  1. On what chord the note is used (the same note has a different meaning when used on top of different chords)

  2. The tone, dynamic, accent etc. used to play the note.

  3. How the note is approached and resolved

And yet, everything else being the same, in my opinion, there is one note that can be called the most emotional one in C major. This note has been used by countless composers and songwriter to create heart-rending and tear-jerking melodies and chord progressions.

In this video I will tell you what is this note, what chords work with it, and how to make it work in your music. And even if you do not agree with me that this is the 'most' emotional note in C major, you will still learn some interesting tricks!

If instead, you are more interested in creating emotion using chord progression rather than single notes/melodies, then we need to switch gears.

Here you can learn how to create emotional and cinematic progressions using only major and minor triads. It's so simple to that it's scary:

If you want to know more about how to make chord progressions work for you, look no further than the Complete Chord Mastery guitar course. Yeah I could spend a paragraph or two telling you how good it is and what it will do for you... but it's much better for you to go and see with your own eyes :)


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