Killer Queen: Melody

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  • Killer Queen: Melody
    • The text setting is mainly syllabic.
    • The backing vocals use a mixture of words and vocalisation (e.g. bars 8–9) to the sound ‘ooh’ and bar 18 to the sound ‘ba’.
    • The melody starts mostly conjunct with small leaps of a third or fourth.
    • Bars 7 and 8 show an altered descending sequence.
    • The verse and chorus combine conjunct and wide angular leaps in the melodic line.
    • Leaps often feature a rising major sixth (e.g. bars 6–7). There are some exceptionally large leaps such as an octave in bar 62.


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