Painkiller by Judas Priest Chords and Melody

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Chord And Melody Metrics For Painkiller

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Melodic Complexity


Chord-Melody Tension


Chord Progression Novelty


Chord Bass Melody


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

About The Key Of E Locrian

Painkiller is written in the key of E Locrian. According to the Theorytab database, it is the 6th most popular key among Locrian keys and the 78th most popular among all keys. The E Locrian scale is similar to the E Minor scale except that both the 2nd and the 5th notes (F and B♭) are a half step lower. This means that the characteristic "home base" chord of E Locrian has a dissonant diminished quality (e˚), which makes it a very uncommon choice for songs. See the E Locrian Cheat Sheet for popular chords, chord progressions, downloadable midi files and more!

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