The Way It Is by Bruce Hornsby Chords and Melody

Sections: Intro, Verse , Chorus .

Chord And Melody Metrics For The Way It Is

Learn more about these metrics
Chord Complexity

35

Melodic Complexity

31

Chord-Melody Tension

44

Chord Progression Novelty

32

Chord Bass Melody

60

In terms of chords and melody, The Way It Is has complexity on par with the typical song, having near-average scores in Chord-Melody Tension and Chord-Bass Melody and below-average scores in Chord Complexity, Melodic Complexity and Chord Progression Novelty.

About The Key Of G Major

The Way It Is is written in the key of G Major. According to the Theorytab database, it is the 2nd most popular key among Major keys and the 2nd most popular among all keys. Major keys, along with minor keys, are a common choice for popular songs. The three most important chords, built off the 1st, 4th and 5th scale degrees are all major chords (G Major, C Major, and D Major). See the G Major Cheat Sheet for popular chords, chord progressions, downloadable midi files and more!

Made with Hookpad Musical Sketchpad

Create beats, songs, and musical snippets with built-in music theory, melody guides, and intelligent chord suggestions.

Contributors: tnorris , Turbo , paulgoldmanmusic and semanticist .
Edit this page: Intro, Verse, Chorus.
Page history: Intro, Verse, Chorus.
Customize the music player: Go to My TheoryTab Settings