So I am reading up on music theory and learned about the difference between minor and major keys. So in rock, I would expect to see minor chords, because they are supposed to invoke not-so-happy emotions (I'm not sure if what I'm talking about is called rock, but I'll give examples of the music I'm referring to below. If you know the specific genre of these songs, can you please also tell me?). But when I tried to Google "rock chord progressions", I get chords that are always on major (I, IV, V, etc) Why is that?
Examples of the music I'm referring to (they are in Japanese, but music is universal, right? :) )
- (MikitoP - "Sayoko")
- (MikitoP - "Fortyseven")
- (buzzG - "Sirius" / "Against" / "Red Rain" [track 3])
- (Majiko - "Amadeus")
- (MikitoP - "Tokyo Train Station")
These are all not so happy, right? If you understand Japanese, then the more you know that these are in no way happy.
Here are several websites that show nothing but major chord progressions:
Why is this? Can anyone please tell me?
Thank you very much.