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Major Talent in a Minor Key

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©Chase Holfelder

©Chase Holfelder

Singer Chase Holfelder is spectacularly talented at sucking all the happy out of happy songs. It’s not what you think. He has an ongoing series of videos on YouTube called Major to Minor. The series takes songs in a major (happy) key and transposes them to a minor (sad) key. I know it sounds funny and weird, but what it is instead is beautiful. I never would have believed, for example, that Cyndi Lauper’s iconic Girls Just Want to Have Fun would make such a gorgeous ballad.

There’s only four of these videos currently (including The Star Spangled Banner!), but I’m hoping Chase will make more. Here’s his Major to Minor version of Cheap Trick’s I Want You to Want Me.

If you’re feeling so inclined, you can also leave him a “tip” on Patreon. I sent him a message suggesting that he do either The Rembrants’ I’ll Be There For You or Katrina & the Waves’ Walking on Sunshine next. What do you want to hear him cover?

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

11 thoughts on “Major Talent in a Minor Key

  1. And this is why I follow you.

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  2. That’s kind of eerie….. but good. I wonder if it could go the other way. Could he make a sad song happy? Brilliant find.

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  3. Thanks so much for the introduction to this talented musician.

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  4. I always knew Girls Just Wanna was a sad song…. I’d like to hear his version of Van Halen’s Jump, I will suggest it! Thanks again for great stuff, really fabulous.

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  5. Absolutely astonishing. Haven’t heard anything quite like him. His voice melts my heart.

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