Thursday, 4 November 2010

12:9 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window (pt. 4)

So we know this song is a contender for stinkiest lyric of all time, but greatest chord change?

A didn’t anybody Dm tell her

A to Dm? 

Big whoop! What’s so steller about that?

Listen to it. Listen to it!

We’ve been motoring along in A mixolydian.
We’re about to go into the chorus.
We hit a root chord (A major).
The band drops out for a bar and pow! 

We’ve changed key! 

There was no warning.

Then we’re back on A major again.
Was that a passing chord or a key change?
If it was a key change what key are we in now?
Blam!D minor again!!!

What kind of nutter does a key change on the first (or second) chord of the chorus?

Paul McCartney that’s who. 

It’s so awesome it has attained a level of awesomeness all of it’s own.


  1. I'm just throwing something theory-ish out here, but could it be a mode change? It could if the song itself is in D major and not A major. Then it's simply D to Dm. Just a thought.

  2. Could be D major to D harmonic minor (the C# rules out it being a standard minor)...