Survey: How Key Signatures Affects Happiness in Ages 19-60

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KVRer
1 posts since 2 Apr, 2021

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:55 pm

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Hello! I am doing a research project for my senior year on a topic that has not been covered in-depth in the field of music theory.

If you have eight minutes, are in the mentioned age group, and are willing to participate, please fill out the attached survey! No personal information aside from simply your age will be shared and all directions as well as contact information are in the survey.
https://forms.gle/apUJDos3GbdEM6636 (https://forms.gle/apUJDos3GbdEM6636)

Thank you!

KVRAF
23332 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:05 pm

odd goalpost for happiness. EG: signature of one flat is F major or D minor, two different keys and one supposes moods.
the latter of which is known to be the saddest key.

anyway apparently I'm too old for this stuff

You might want to look into a poet called Schubart, a contemporary of Beethoven, who wrote up this whole list of keys and their special qualities, and moods and mystical aspects.

KVRer
4 posts since 12 Oct, 2021

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:38 am

Hi, I've filled out the survey, I hope it's still useful

KVRist
234 posts since 4 Aug, 2020 from Montreal, Canada

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 7:39 am

Interesting survey. But there are fallacies.

First the introductory text is giving WAY TOO MUCH psychological implications:
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Next the pitch shifting has very audible artifacts, effectively introducing a new variable to your experiment.

Also you'd want to randomize the order of presentation.

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KVRAF
13207 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:14 am

The survey was done on April 1st (in some time zones)
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KVRAF
23332 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:44 am

the age limit strikes me as funny in context (an inchoate af notion). It's like at age 61 it dawns on one that maybe D minor is NOT the saddest key...

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addled muppet weed
86349 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:55 am

jancivil wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:44 am
the age limit strikes me as funny in context (an inchoate af notion). It's like at age 61 it dawns on one that maybe D minor is NOT the saddest key...
youve seen some shit by the time you are 61, you realise all keys are sad, everything is sad. :cry:
and im not even 50 :cry:

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Rad Grandad
34989 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:14 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:55 am
jancivil wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:44 am
the age limit strikes me as funny in context (an inchoate af notion). It's like at age 61 it dawns on one that maybe D minor is NOT the saddest key...
youve seen some shit by the time you are 61, you realise all keys are sad, everything is sad. :cry:
and im not even 50 :cry:
for some, what an amazing year 61 was for me...not sad, empowering...what is the empowering key? We may see some shit by 61, but we dont have to hang onto it :tu:

Kinda like when someones says I'm gonna take a shit, I say I suggest you just leave it be :clown:
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KVRAF
23332 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from not here

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:32 am

not everybody is as lucky

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Rad Grandad
34989 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:43 am

it surely wasnt luck :lol: It was hard work, lots of tears, painful, more tears, a struggle, more tears and worth every second of it...and now I bring a message of hope after something so tragic, I bring it to adults and children with cognitive abilities that are unique I nailed it...but it wasnt luck :D

Health cooperating my future is really quite, quite, optimistic Jan and not one person on this planet will take away from me what I have accomplished in these last five years, of course no one should want to take that away either :)
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addled muppet weed
86349 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:50 am

Hink wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:14 am
vurt wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:55 am
jancivil wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:44 am
the age limit strikes me as funny in context (an inchoate af notion). It's like at age 61 it dawns on one that maybe D minor is NOT the saddest key...
youve seen some shit by the time you are 61, you realise all keys are sad, everything is sad. :cry:
and im not even 50 :cry:
for some, what an amazing year 61 was for me...not sad, empowering...what is the empowering key? We may see some shit by 61, but we dont have to hang onto it :tu:

Kinda like when someones says I'm gonna take a shit, I say I suggest you just leave it be :clown:
i know :P

i was kinda joking re the saddest key of all, there had to be some explaination why at 61 this was no longer the case.
had i been in serious mode, id have suggested, d minor, can express happiness too, its how we use the notes. this is not spinal tap! :ud:

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Rad Grandad
34989 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:06 am

vurt wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:50 am
Hink wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 10:14 am
vurt wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:55 am
jancivil wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:44 am
the age limit strikes me as funny in context (an inchoate af notion). It's like at age 61 it dawns on one that maybe D minor is NOT the saddest key...
youve seen some shit by the time you are 61, you realise all keys are sad, everything is sad. :cry:
and im not even 50 :cry:
for some, what an amazing year 61 was for me...not sad, empowering...what is the empowering key? We may see some shit by 61, but we dont have to hang onto it :tu:

Kinda like when someones says I'm gonna take a shit, I say I suggest you just leave it be :clown:
i know :P

i was kinda joking re the saddest key of all, there had to be some explaination why at 61 this was no longer the case.
had i been in serious mode, id have suggested, d minor, can express happiness too, its how we use the notes. this is not spinal tap! :ud:
:tu:
Words are a barrier to help-seeking and a motivator for making discrimination acceptable.
Mad Pride
If there is a direction to mankind, it ought to be a coming together Brian May

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addled muppet weed
86349 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:10 am

my neighbours, right now if asked, may consider d minor to be quite distressing :lol:

4 seperate sequences, on loops, going all over the place re time, not on the same clocks :lol:

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Rad Grandad
34989 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:32 am

I can get a Dm chord to feedback nicely, got two guitars tuned that way...open, set her on a stand crank up the boogie...

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Words are a barrier to help-seeking and a motivator for making discrimination acceptable.
Mad Pride
If there is a direction to mankind, it ought to be a coming together Brian May

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addled muppet weed
86349 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:34 am

Hink wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 23, 2021 11:32 am
I can get a Dm chord to feedback nicely, got two guitars tuned that way...open, set her on a stand crank up the boogie...

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funny you should say that :lol:
i have dropped a few schwangs blooming in to feedback, dm chords :o :party:

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