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    I was just wondering whether anybody else thought of this as I do, but does it seem to anyone that different key signatures have different characters and therefore require a different approach to how they should be written. For example, I think of F minor as the dark, brooding key, whereas G minor is more like the storm-like key, with more activity and impulsive-ness than F minor.

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    I've found that F Major has a bright happysound. I will try your two suggestions!

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    I've thought it over a bit, and here are the characters that I can think of at the moment; some keys are not listed and I might post them later.

    Eb-major: Playful.
    Bb-major: Noble.
    F-major: Happy, with a trace of melancholy.
    C-major: The very basic, somewhat "laid-back" key.
    G-major: Slightly more bright and exuberant than C.
    D-major: Probably the happiest key next to A-major in my opinion.
    A-major: Very happy, mischevious.

    F-minor: Deep, dark, brooding; I use the lower registers more for this one...
    C-minor: Bold.
    G-minor: A struggle, extremely intense, possibly violent.
    D-minor: A struggle, usually less intense than G-minor.
    A-minor: Medieval; brings out the perfect intervals more.
    E-minor: Tragedy, suffering.
    B-minor: Meditative.
    F#-minor: Mysterious.

    I'll keep experimenting and see what I come up with. These are only my opinions. Discuss.
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