Misirlou by Dick Dale Chords and Melody

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Chord And Melody Metrics For Misirlou

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Chord Complexity

90

Melodic Complexity

94

Chord-Melody Tension

85

Chord Progression Novelty

79

Chord Bass Melody

91

In terms of chords and melody, Misirlou is significantly more complex than the typical song, having above average scores in Chord Complexity, Melodic Complexity, Chord-Melody Tension, Chord Progression Novelty and Chord-Bass Melody.

About The Key Of E Phrygian

Misirlou is written in the key of E Phrygian. According to the Theorytab database, it is the most popular key among Phrygian keys and the 45th most popular among all keys. The E Phrygian scale is similar to the E Minor scale except that its 2nd note (F) is a half step lower. Chord progressions in Phrygian often rely on the major chord built off of this 2nd scale degree (F major) which gives the key its distinctive sound. See the E Phrygian Cheat Sheet for popular chords, chord progressions, downloadable midi files and more!

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