American Pie by Don McLean Chords and Melody

Pre-Chorus

Chord And Melody Metrics For American Pie

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Chord Complexity

33

Melodic Complexity

39

Chord-Melody Tension

61

Chord Progression Novelty

34

Chord Bass Melody

71

American Pie has higher complexity than the average song in terms Chord-Bass Melody.

About The Key Of G Major

American Pie 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!

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