13 thoughts on “Get Lucky – In Just 10 Minutes!

  1. To me this track has more of a Dorian feel than Minor feel–it also “rests” more on B than it does on F. I bet he used F Minor to make it easier for the less theory-inclined “producers” out there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I think either way the min7 chords really make the track what it is.

  2. with the chord sequence being Bmin to Dmaj to F#min to Emaj, it feels very much like, and theoretically is in fact in the key of A, we just never heard the tonic.

    instead, we here the looping progression of: II- / IV / VI- / V

    the melody is of course diatonic to the key of A major, which would make what he plays over the B minor a dorian melody, and in reference to the F# minor, he’d be playing an aeolian melody

    it’s in the key of A, that’s a fact.

  3. A couple days ago I was looking at the sheet music for this over at musicnotes.com. The transcription I saw was in the key of A. I just went back to confirm and now I found another one in the key of D. Huh?

    I agree with bizarrd though – this is A without hitting the tonic, therefore F#minor (relative).

  4. Too bad Nile wasn’t available for this deconstruction. It’s the magical glue that holds the whole thing together and keeps it out of lounge land.

      1. Please don’t bite. It’s just troll bait.

        I can’t comment on the merits of the melody as I really don’t understand what you’re taking about, but the mixing is excellent. Check Pensado’s Place interview with Mick Guzauski:

        Moreover, it is played live and it’s a joy listening to all it’s parts.

        Bottom line, the song is nice, it makes me feel good.

        Now I’ll just pop my iPad and play it. Thanks for the video ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I think it sounds like it’s in F Sharp Minor. (or A, the relative major) It really feels as if those first two chords are then resolving to the third chord’s tonic. It never feels like it’s in B to me, and i tried for a little while with different Octaves in the left hand, and removing the 7ths, and i couldn’t get it to sound like it was in B, that F Sharp came in and my ears immediately pricked up and went “oh, that’s the tonic!”

    IT CAN VARY because of what the melody is doing.

    New Order’s “True Faith”, if put in B minor, really feels like it’s a B minor song, with this chord sequence:

    Bm, D, A, E. Tears for Fear’s “Mad World” is the same.

    But Steve Harley and the Cockney Rebel’s “Come up and see me” when transposed into the same key, doesn’t feel like B minor at all, due to the verse preceding it and the melody, yet the chords are, um:

    Bm, D, A, E!

    I feel that this case is not as ambiguous for me, as in my head the F Sharp Minor is the blindingly obvious tonic, however, and this is important, our perceptions are built from a lifetime of learning and environmental factors (like my Autism, for example) so you have every right to think the song is in B if you’d like to, i mean, it is the first chord! I would be interested to get in one of the B Dorian Brigade’s heads to hear it that way for myself.

    None of this really matters, whether you’re a musician covering it, or a listener wanting to enjoy the funky guitars and solid disco beat, but is nonetheless interesting.

    Is MY green YOUR green???

  6. How to Get Lucky: Be a crap Pop-House group. Hire a bunch of studio musicians to play for you. Sing into a vocoder. Roll in the money from the idiots. Win Win Win!

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