one of the saddest songs i know, matthew 25:21 by the mountain goats, is in D major (sort of -- it borrows a lot of chords from outside the key but has a pretty clear major tonality), but not only the lyrics but the chords themselves feel crushingly sad to me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q1V9GbS6so
@packetcat major and minor are just different ways of organizing a set of notes.
so C major is
while A minor is
those are the same notes, in the same order even, just with a different starting note, but treating A as the "root" instead of C gives you a "minor" sound because of how chords are built from scales and how melodies are written
though it's worth noting that major and minor don't necessarily mean "happy" and "sad" but more "brighter" and "darker"
@srol also this made me think about that vaping toriel from like the summer after the game came out which is always a good thing to be reminded of
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