Pirates of the Caribbean - He's a Pirate (Chords and Guide)Do you want to Learn the Music Secrets of the ‘He’s a Pirate Theme’ from Pirates of the Caribbean? 

Why does it feel like an exciting adventure full of action? Why is it so uplifting, energetic and dramatic?

Let’s find out, right now! =)

He’s a Pirate Theme – Chords

Here is the main chord progression used in He’s a Pirate:

Dm – Bb – Am – Dm – Bb – F – C -Dm – Dm – Gm – Bb – Dm – Bb – Dm – A

He’s a Pirate Theme – Music Secrets

Now let’s find out the secrets behind this amazing piece of music!

  • D Minor Key with Major Sound = Emotional and Hopeful
  • 200 BPM = Crazy High Energy
  • 6/8 Time = Action & Intensity
  • Full Orchestra = Huge Sound
  • Ostinato Rhythms = Driving Force
  • Loud Dynamics = Amp up the Power
  • Pushing the ‘One’ Beat = Massive 
  • Perc/Ostinato Sync = Layering Power
  • Marcato Brass Melody = Heroic Vibe
  • Rolls + Tremolo Ending = Tension is Coming

Mikael Baggström - Composer and Sound DesignerMy name is Mikael “Mike” Baggström, and I am a composer, sound designer, artist and educator.

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