Terms in this set (33)
What key is this piece in?
E flat major
What is the structure of this piece?
Intro, Verse 1, Chorus 1, Instrumental, Verse 2, Chorus 2, Guitar solo, Verse 3, Chorus 3, Outro
How many members of Queen were there?
What is the texture at the start of verse 1?
What is special about the recording of the piano part?
It was recorded on a grand piano and a honky-tonk piano and then overdubbed
What is the harmonic rhythm in the second half of Verse 1?
2 chords per bar
What kind of scale can be found in bars 7-9 in the guitar part?
Descending chromatic scale
What key does the chorus start in?
B flat major
First chord in the song
Repeated or sustained note in the bass
What is the texture at bar 31?
Where is there an example of antiphony?
When 'oohs', 'ba's', sounds are used instead of words.
How does the piece end?
With a repeat to a fade out
Who sings the backing vocals?
Freddie Mercury - he recorded himself singing all the parts and overdubbed them
Guitar techniques used in this song
slides, bends, pulls offs, vibrato
What is the song written about?
Upper class prostitute
Recording techniques found on this song:
multi-tracking, EQ, flanger, panning, reverb, distortion, wah-wah, overdubbing
A chord with at least one added note, such as the 7th or 9th. e.g. Bb7
12/8 with occasional bars of 6/8 to extend the phrase length
What do all verses and choruses begin with?
Swung feel, syncopation, triplets
112 dotted crotchet BPM
Tenor with falsetto. Sung by Freddie Mercury
A musical phrase that is passed between different groups of voices or instruments.
Mixture of vocables and words. Overdubbed and multitracked
How does the song start?
6 finger clicks
when a man sings unusually high
Cadence at the start of the chorus
Guitars play in 3rds during which section?
End of the song
Repeat to fade, over chord of Eb major, imitation in guitars
When notes clash. Produces a harsh sound.