Sad But True by Metallica Chords and Melody

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Chord And Melody Metrics For Sad But True

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Chord Complexity

68

Melodic Complexity

88

Chord-Melody Tension

82

Chord Progression Novelty

45

Chord Bass Melody

33

Sad But True has higher complexity than the average song in terms Chord Complexity, Melodic Complexity and Chord-Melody Tension.

About The Key Of D Locrian

Sad But True is written in the key of D Locrian. According to the Theorytab database, it is the 2nd most popular key among Locrian keys and the 73rd most popular among all keys. The D Locrian scale is similar to the D Minor scale except that both the 2nd and the 5th notes (E♭ and A♭) are a half step lower. This means that the characteristic "home base" chord of D Locrian has a dissonant diminished quality (d˚), which makes it a very uncommon choice for songs. See the D Locrian Cheat Sheet for popular chords, chord progressions, downloadable midi files and more!

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