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Why Is Scary Music Scary?

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Lombax | 10:59 Tue 04th Aug 2020 | Music
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Why does scary music make us feel uneasy?

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Not every piece will have the same effect on everyone, but generally music can set a mood if you now how to score it.

That's the same whether something is soft and sentimental or as you mention - scary.
Its also very much dependant on the chords used, and other musical things which I don't know too much about. The musicians amongst us will know.
I do know that music that is sad is most often on the minor scales.
its partly because we have been "taught" that it heralds something scary.
Every horror or murder film shows violent scenes being played out with scary ,dramatic music being played in the background. I suppose that we are conditioned to feeling uneasy when we hear it .

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