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Queen 3

5th Yr Music

Define rock style? When drums and guitars are the driving force, loud and forceful with much use of distortion
Define ballad style? Telling a story, gentle and uncluttered, simple accomp- piano
Define classical style? Tight harmonic progressions, dramatic operatic techniques, no standard drum beats used for effect and word painting.
What is the difference between lick and riff? riff is non improvised, lick is improvised.
Define riff. A short receptive non improv instrumental section which recurs, usually rhythmic
Define lick An improvised section, usually within a riff
Name some features of Queens style evident in Boheamian Rhapsody? Romantic piano accomp, vast dynamic changes, rich vocal harmonies, operatic fanfares, antiphonal and acapella vocals, hard driving rock, frequent modulations, chromatic chords
Name the key and time sig of rock section? E flat major, 12/8
Name the metre of rock section? 4 (divide 3 into top number, ie quavers grouped in 3's)
Is 12/8 compound or simple time? Compound, quavers grouped in 3's.
Whats a sextuplet? 6 notes played in time of 5
How many bars are in guitar riff? 4
Name a rhythmic feature of this section? Strong syncopation
Name some features of vocal melody? triplets, syncopation, repeated notes
Does the time sig change? Yes in bar 103 to 6/8, change of metre to 2, for just one bar. Also uses unexpected chord of d flat, not part of the key.
What accomp technique does the bass guitar play when voals come in? Pedal notes, dominant b flat
Name some diff keys it moves through? g flat, c flat, a flat, b flat
What happens to tempo at end of this section? Rit, ritardando, slow down gradually
What does time sig change to at end of section? 4/4
in the recap and coda what do the backing vocals recall from main song? ' ooh'
What recording techniques used? Overdubbed panned guitars (play rising arpeggios)
Define rubato? ' Robbed time' free rhythm ( we hear it at bar 128)
What order do the instruments drop out? drums, bass , guitar
What is the final chord heard on piano? f
Created by: goneill



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