guitar techniques used in the song
slides-moving from 1 pitch to another in legato manner
pull -off -dragging the finger off the fret-board in order to play the note
bends- vary the pitch up or down slightly
vibrato- a rapid vibrating of pitch
panning- sound come out of 1 speaker (left/right)
reverb-bit like an echo like it was recorded in a large space.
EQ-cannot hear but balances the frequency of recorded sounds
overdubbing- having 2 of the same tracks
multi-tracking-more instruments then performers parts recorded on top of 1 another
melody-mostly syllabic and conjunct however there are a few small leaps and an octave leap "drop of a hat-she's" and sequences "a built in a remedy for kruschuz and kennedy". some chromaticism "drop of a hat"
harmony- los of diatonic harmony some dissonance.
lots of seventh chords(G7)and extended chords(have added notes) and inversons
tonality e-flat major however it starts on C minor(relative minor of e-flat) sometimes tonality unclear
metre, tempo and rhythm
sometimes changes to 6/8 for 1 bar
tempo is moderate
every verse has upbeat(anacrusis)
swung feel thoughout
what are the instrumentation/forces?
4 electric guitars
what are the vocal effects and techniques used?
falsetto-sings high voice throughout
slides on the word queen
symphony orchestra strings, woodwind, bass ,percussion, piano and harp
star filled sky, appearance of plants, small spaceship being followed by large spaceship, battle inside spaceship
main theme repeated a number of times
main theme has diatonic harmony
a lot of dissonce/chromatic harmony from appearance of the planets
39-41 there are almost atonal
texture- overall homophonic
often pedal notes
main theme tutti
polyphonic leading up to appearance of planets
metre, tempo, rhythm
final is triple metre
tempo is fast matches scenes
how is heroic atmosphere created?