‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in a Minor Key Is More Dramatic Than Ever


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What a difference a few notes make

Singer and YouTuber Chase Holfelder recorded “The Star-Spangled Banner” in a minor key. Typically, the age-old anthem is sung in a major key, but Holfelder decided to conduct a little experiment to see how the powerful song would sound with a key change.

Although most songs sung in minor keys sound sad and somber, the usually climactic tune gets even more dramatic when you play with the notes. Get your tissues out, patriots — this one is a tear-jerker.


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