Killer queen mindmap

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  • Created by: SophiaRH
  • Created on: 02-05-18 14:47
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  • Killer Queen by Queen
    • Sonority/instrumentation
      • Vocals
      • Piano
      • Electric Guitars
      • Drums
    • Rhythm
      • Dotted crotchet = 112
      • 12/8
      • Syncopation
      • Swung feel
      • Triplets
    • Melody
      • Mostly conjunct melody with some small leaps of 3rd and 4th
      • Sequences
      • Vocalisation
      • Angular leaps often rising in a major 6th
      • 5 bar phrase
      • 3 bar phrase
      • Glissando
      • Portamento
      • Octave leaps
      • Word painting
      • Additional guitar solo
    • Tonality
      • E flat major, unusual
      • Different to other popsongs
      • Opens with a 3rd
      • Unstable tonality
      • Dissonant chords
      • Many passing modulations
      • E flat major, B flat major, D minor, C major, B flat major, C major
    • Texture
      • Melody and accompaniment all the way through
      • Homophonic
    • Harmony
      • Functional diatonic harmony
      • Most chords in root position with some in first or second position
      • Circle of 5th's
      • Tonic pedal
      • Some use of chromatic dissonance creates atmosphere
      • Extend chords
      • Chomatic descending n guitar
      • Imperfect repeated cadence
      • Repeated 451 cadences
      • Never finishes chord fades out
    • Structure
      • Verse chorus form
      • Chorus has been cut short-interrupted guitar solo

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