Why do minor keys have a sad sound?

  1. melbel profile image96
    melbelposted 12 months ago

    Why do minor keys have a sad sound?

    Why does a song played in a minor key usually have a sad feeling to it?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 12 months ago

    A sound is just a sound.
    It's the (individual) who attaches an emotion to it.

  3. PhoenixV profile image72
    PhoenixVposted 12 months ago

    There may be a cultural aspect to certain chords and how they are perceived. Music does seem to evoke emotions. I suspect that music mimics the same types of neural activity in the brain when experiencing emotions derived from visual, physical or mental stimulus.