Don't Fear The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult Chords and Melody

Pre-Chorus and Chorus

Chorus Lead-Out

Chord And Melody Metrics For Don't Fear The Reaper

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Chord Complexity

45

Melodic Complexity

76

Chord-Melody Tension

33

Chord Progression Novelty

7

Chord Bass Melody

94

Don't Fear The Reaper has higher complexity than the average song in terms Melodic Complexity and Chord-Bass Melody.

About The Key Of A Minor

Don't Fear The Reaper is written in the key of A Minor. According to the Theorytab database, it is the most popular key among Minor keys and the 5th most popular among all keys. Minor keys, along with major keys, are a common choice for popular music. The three most important chords, built off the 1st, 4th and 5th scale degrees are all minor chords (A minor, D minor, and E minor). See the A Minor Cheat Sheet for popular chords, chord progressions, downloadable midi files and more!

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