What I know so far –
Major – happy, inspirational, joy
Minor – sad, depression
Diminished – Anger
How do you start with a state of in sadness followed by inspiration and then to anxiety
Hey, its a very good question. Feelings from a chord progression are something asked by students, musicians, producers.
Firstly Diminshed Chord is very much capable of suggesting anxiety, fear as much as anger.
Secondly, it is not up just to the chord to suggest something to people, as it is also the sound of the instrument voicing it.
The tempo, and choice of instrumentation/sound and the relative pitches used play a very crucial role.
If a warm electric piano were to play the aggressive sounding riffs played by rock band using distorted guitar tones, the same chords may not fill you up with that head-banging feeling.
Similarly if a violinist who was supposed to come in to play at a funeral, sent his fellow marimba player, the mood may not be similarly mournful.
Certain sounds have certain familiar feelings associated with them, and that too to certain people who’ve experienced it before in such contexts. It is a question you should ask yourself, how does a particular chord progression make you feel.
An interesting video on this very idea in the link above.
“How do you start with a state of in sadness followed by inspiration and then to anxiety”
This is usually difficult to achieve or translate to an audience even if you did, unless it is accompanied by a other audio/visual element of some kind to suggest such transitions.
Example : Hypothetically, you can try blending A progression of mostly minor chords in a section, followed by a progression of mostly major chords , and then onset to diminished chords. A sound effect like a gun-shot or an explosion or a scream can placed at an appropriate moment to suggest a change in narrative, that the music to follow.