The Star Wars Imperial March in a major key sounds bizarre and awful

25 August 2019, 22:44

Star Wars in a major key

The most formidable and dark John Williams score of them all… but y’know, happy.

What’s the one guaranteed way to make one of the scariest forces in the whole universe a little less scary? Transpose John Williams' terrifying march into a major key, obviously.

So that’s what someone has done:


And if you want an in-depth analysis of the motifs of the Star Wars series, look no further > 

As the user explains in the YouTube blurb, they have no music theory experience, and just fiddled about with the notes until they sounded happier.

We all feel a lot better about Darth Vader and the threat he presents to the universe now :) 

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