The secret chord that makes Christmas music sound so Christmassy

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Hint: Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" uses it. 

For more about the secret chord, read more from Adam Ragusea here: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/music_box/2014/12/mariah_carey_s_all_i_want_for_christmas_is_you_a_musicological_explanation.html

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Connor Hill
Chords are 2 or more notes played together, not 3. It's just that you generally see 3 notes in a chird
Tree Liner
Whoa easy with the T-Rex hands dude
TheBellyBanana
Can you do a video about the origins of the Happy Birthday Song?
JSBachFan
Funny how he accidentally calls the F major chord the dominant chord when it should be subdominant at 3:30. And the Dm7♭5 chord is actually called a half-diminished chord.
Schuyler Montgomery
Dm7b5 makes a song "Christmassy?" Seriously?
Nelly Benbradey
Dm 7flat 5
This is a haiku-No not Haikyuu you weeb In August D
totally knows what's going on
TheChickenRiceBowl
I really want to watch these videos but because this channel is so biased by liberal ideals I can't.
Lethal Kid
i like the intro ;)
angus mundin
I love this woman's voice so much! It's like auditory golden syrup !
Jalen Goode
It's such a beautiful chord... like I'm crying
arjenbij
This is completely wrong. Certain music sound christmassy because you associate them with christmas. And those tiny bells also.
B a y l e e
It's not a special chord that makes a Christmas song, it's actually just, sleigh bells ring, are you listening?
Risa Flores
This is interesting. Could you also review the Pentatonix original That's Christmas to Me?
BACKINGTRACKFORSCHOLAR
there is minor7b5 in daft punk soooo its a chrismas band
Casey Kreie
Congratulations Vox, you can make a damn good video.
Timothy Duque
I still don't understand why Jackson 5's "Someday at Christmas" wasn't referenced at in this info video. All three songs used the secret chord.
BangOnDis
I'm so grateful that I know music theory. This was one of the most interesting things I've seen in a while.
thomas spence
Is it just me that freaked out when I saw pentatonix on that chart with Mary did you know ❤
red
she's mother xmas
threetimes a
And to think Mariah wrote that when she was only 24 wow
G Amorel Foster
can we get people to hear te song while we watch how their brains react?
Greyson Unlucky
IVE ALWAYS WONDERED THIS
Tristan Bray
I don't want to be a buzzkill, but 'All I Want For Christmas is You' was not actually written in the last 20 years. At the time this video was posted, the song was 22 years old.
Anthony Stewart
Welp, off to compose a Christmas hit for 2017! :)
Shottoru
talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Shottoru
nah it sounds more like the mariah carey version of baby please come home
Ian B.
That is definitely an Americanized Nerd Cubed that mastered in music.
Nahasapasa
"Written in the last 20 years" Someone can't count
Jolgeable
Why so many american singers sing like they are holding a fart, or suffering? (0:08)
Demmie Quinones
I wonder if the same can be said for Christmas music in other languages?
Derek
it is all about asociation. for example in the czech republic we didn't hear those songs that often (if ever) so I find nothing "christmassy" about it
Hiroshi Ishii
Thank you Vox, for sending me on a Mariah Carey bender.
Corynne Hauser
THIS WAS AMAZING. THANK YOU, VOX.
Cotton Doraemon
UGHHHHHHHH, LOVEEEE THE CHRISTMAS FELL
Peanut
Can they make a video of how Vox makes awesome video editing?
Yonkage
Goddamnit, it's only February! Don't make me start listening to Christmas songs!
Brad Owens
Dm half diminished is just an F minor chord that thinks it's fancy! (and it's right...it is fancy)
Don Ventura
Never a better example of "the best artists steal".
Nina Kato
I just love Christmas songs it makes me feel so nostalgic and warm my favourite genre of music is Christmas not even kidding
Kyle Bowles
I wonder how much Mariah Carey paid Vox to do this.
Brillemeister
Would that also be called a Ddim7 or am I mistaken
quicksilver-ace
3:37 THATS NOT A CHORD THAT AN ARPEGGIO YOU UNCULTURE SWINE
Kenzo Wololol
Wow, this is like finding out Colonel's Sander's KFC chicken recipe!
stay gold
it's 2 am, why am I still binge Watching Vox videos??!!






send help please
evie
the dude can sing someone sign him
31kroko
Crap video, wasting of time, it's just association with Christmas, these harmony patterns have been used from Rachmaninov to jazzy songs, and they are not Christmassy at all. Put some bells and they will become Christmassy.
Liana Freeman
Why am I watching this in February? Now I'm feeling all Christmassy...
teg the egg
I'm already excited for Christmas now hahaha
E-J Thompson
"I heard there was a secret chord, that David played and it pleased the lord"
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