The Only Thing by Sufjan Stevens Chords and Melody

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Chord And Melody Metrics For The Only Thing

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Chord Complexity

54

Melodic Complexity

38

Chord-Melody Tension

69

Chord Progression Novelty

80

Chord Bass Melody

86

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

About The Key Of E♭ Major

The Only Thing is written in the key of E♭ Major. According to the Theorytab database, it is the 7th most popular key among Major keys and the 11st 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 (E♭ Major, A♭ Major, and B♭ Major). See the E♭ Major Cheat Sheet for popular chords, chord progressions, downloadable midi files and more!

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