: quadruple 4/4
opening,verse 1,chorus,verse 2
chorus,contrasting section,chorus,intro,verse 3,chorus,tutti finale
:mostly syllabic,conjunct in opening
chorus is disjunct-angular leaps
octaves in contrasting section"unlimited"
rising compound 4th -verses 39-40 "playing by
:near end(they sing different parts at same time)
doesn't use functional harmony
opening chord move in semitones
tonality:overall key is D major, changes often
opening key is unclear- lots of chromatic movement
B major:bar 20
F major:bar 22
G major bar 88
B minor bar 168
metre,tempo and rhythm:
the tempo changes a lot between
moderato :moderately fast
mostly crochet and quavers- syncopation
dotted rhythm- "gravity"
triplets:"can't i make you understand"
duet,chorus split into 6 parts
drum kit,three keyboards,electric guitar(have distortion and overdrive)
music for a while
features of the baroque era
use of continuo harpsichord/bass viol
use of ground bass
highly decorated melody
use of ornamentation
:mainly syllabic,a lot of the melody is conjunct and features lots of passing notes.
lots of sequences and ornamentation
lines: Grizzly Bears Don't Fly Airplanes
space: All Cows Eat Grass
:functional,chords are diatonic
non harmony notes
:has a ground bass structure- repeated bassline
does not continue all the way: the bass line changes at bar 14 at comes back when the opening words are repeated.
starts with an ascending sequence, ends with an otave leap a perfect cadence.
partly chromatic-because of accidentals and semitones.
3 bars long
"drop"- goes down and has detached quavers (snakes falling off)
"whip" -short note
"eternal"- long note, miasmatic could go on forever
"free the dead"the music moderates to major key
"wondering"melismatic descends by step, sequence,imitated by hapiscord
the piece overall in A minor
tempo is relatively slow
it changes to E minor, G major and C major
lots of perfect cadence
-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"
- los of diatonic harmony some dissonance.
lots of seventh chords(G7)and extended chords(have added notes) and inversons
metre,tempo and rhythm:
sometimes changes to 6/8 for 1 bar
tempo is moderate
every verse has an upbeat(anacrusis)
swung feel thoughout
guitar techniques used in the song
-moving from 1 pitch to another in legato manner
-dragging the finger off the fret-board in order to play the note
- vary the pitch up or down slightly
- a rapid vibrating of pitch
guitar effects used
- sounds scratchy
- jet plane sound
-sound like wah-wah
- sound come out of 1 speaker (left/right)
-bit like an echo like it was recorded in a large space.
-cannot hear but balances the frequency of recorded sounds
- having 2 of the same tracks
-more instruments then performers parts recorded on top of 1 another
what are the instrumentation/forces?
4 electric guitars
what are the vocal effects and techniques used?
-sings high voice throughout
on the word queen
guitar 3 part texture
:e flat major however it starts on C
minor(relative to e flat)sometimes tonality unclear
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
- 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
b flat major
later sound unclear or atonal.
at the end it feel bi tonal
how is heroic atmosphere created?
:bass viol-similar to a cello
harpsichord left hand:plays bassline
harpsichord right hand:elaborate realisation
soprano voice:highest type of voice