Super Mario Theme Played Slow And In A Minor Key Sounds Depressing

February 6, 2017

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This is a piano cover of the Super Mario Bros theme slowed down and played in a minor key. It sounds sad. It also doesn't sound like the Super Mario Bros theme. It could have been the Golden Girls theme song for all I know, I'm tone-deaf and have never lasted in a band longer than one rehearsal before the rest of the members mutiny on me. "Did they make you walk the plank?" Of course they made me walk the plank, it's pirate law. I live by a code.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to carey, who wants to know if the Sonic The Hedgehog Green Hill Zone theme song is also sad in a minor key.

  • Luis Peregrina

    This could totally be in Westworld

  • Billy Avenue

    one of my fav youtubers is Chase Holfelder, who does tons of major to minor covers. some of his versions are so astounding.

    https://www.youtube.com/use...

  • I love this kinda stuff. Can't get enough of Schmoyoho's 'Happy to Sad' songs:
    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • Holy crap, this guy is a LEGEND,

    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

    Thanks, GW! New favorite YouTuber! :-D

  • LostBoyGoonie

    I think the very first time I grasped this concept was while watching Inspector Gadget cartoons in the 80s. The sad, suspenseful, and calm scenes usually featured variants of the main theme played in different keys or tempo.

  • DrZanz

    Wait... So you're telling me a lower key and tempo totally changes the mood of a piece of music?
    GTFO!

    But seriously, the fact this is actually profound to some people hurts my life.

  • Jason Christopher
  • DrZanz

    Love it, but the second part is said as if it's the part that matters, it is not

  • Doog

    Here you go "carey"
    Green Hill Zone in minor key

    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

    BONUS! Green Hill Zone in 10 different styles:
    Rock
    Acoustic
    Metal
    Hardcore
    Funk
    Metalcore
    Jazz
    Reggae
    Punk

    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • Doog
  • JannaOfTheLeague

    This is so god damn beautiful

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