Killer Queen GCSE

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  • Created on: 28-03-19 10:24
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  • Killer Queen
    • Dynamics
      • mainly loud
        • Forte fortissimo
      • Some build ups
        • Crescendos
    • Rhythm tempo and metre
      • moderato BPM=112
      • 12/8 with some 6/8
      • Swung rhythms
        • Syncopation
        • Triplets
      • Anacrusis starts every verse/chorus
    • Technology
      • instruments are overdubbed
        • panning is used in bars 15-55
          • flanging on word 'laser beam' at bar 17
            • Wah-Wah is used at bar 62 in guitar parts
      • multi-tracking is used to edit instruments
    • Structure
      • in verse chorus form
        • Verse 1- Bar 2-14
        • Chorus- bar 14-22
        • instrumental link- bars 23-26
        • Verse 2-bars 26-38
        • Chorus- bars 38-43
        • guitar solo- bars 44-61
          • verse 3- bars 61-69
        • chorus bars 69-78
        • outro-bars 79-end
    • Melody
      • text is mainly syllabic
      • backing vocals contain vocalisation
      • conjunct with some disjunct leaps for effect
      • descending sequence bars 7+8
      • Portamento slides
    • Instrumentation
      • Vocals are sung in parallel motion
        • Bars 14-15
        • Bass guitar has a warm timbre that blends with the drums
        • Drum part is complex with rolls, motifs and dropping
      • Brain may uses string bends,
        • Slides
          • Vibrato
            • staccato
    • Texture
      • mainly homophonic
      • Imitation at bars 3,4+48
      • layering
      • monophonic guitar solo
      • antiphonal at bars 67+68
    • Harmony
      • Eb major
        • ambiguous opening
      • passing modulations
      • most chords in root position
      • some dissonance
      • 7h chords and extended
      • complex harmonies and circle of 5th used
  • Swung rhythms
    • Syncopation
    • Triplets

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