D Minor: Possibly The Most Nefarious Key In Western Music


Between scales, drills, sight-reading and recitation of a few standards, I’ve also spent some time improvising on my brand-new piano, and I’ve determined that if you want to convey that you or someone else is up to no good, you can’t go wrong with d minor.


Notable exceptions:

  • Grieg’s “In The Hall Of The Mountain King”
  • “Imperial March” from Star Wars

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