The Star-Spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith Chords and Melody

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Chord And Melody Metrics For The Star-Spangled Banner

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Chord Complexity

28

Melodic Complexity

53

Chord-Melody Tension

25

Chord Progression Novelty

54

Chord Bass Melody

88

The Star-Spangled Banner has higher complexity than the average song in terms Chord-Bass Melody.

About The Key Of B♭ Major

The Star-Spangled Banner is written in the key of B♭ Major. According to the Theorytab database, it is the 8th most popular key among Major keys and the 15th 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 (B♭ Major, E♭ Major, and F Major). See the B♭ Major Cheat Sheet for popular chords, chord progressions, downloadable midi files and more!

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