BoingBoing recently posted this video of somebody who took R.E.M’s “Losing My Religion” recording and digitally shifted it into the major mode. It’s not quite a perfect alteration, but close enough for anybody familiar with the original song to be surprised by the change. It’s amazing how the change of mode can so dramatically affect its mood. Though minor does not always represent sad things and major represent “happiness,” the new version makes it sound like losing your religion is especially fun. I plan to use this in my Music Appreciation class alongside the original to depict the difference between Major vs. minor.