music GCSEs (wicked (instrumentation:strings,woodwind,brass,percussion …
drum kit,three keyboards,electric guitar(have distortion and overdrive)
duet,chorus split into 6 parts
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"
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
doesn't use functional harmony
opening chord move in semitones
:near end(they sing different parts at same time)
:mostly syllabic,conjunct in opening
chorus is disjunct-angular leaps
octaves in contrasting section"unlimited"
rising compound 4th -verses 39-40 "playing by
opening,verse 1,chorus,verse 2
chorus,contrasting section,chorus,intro,verse 3,chorus,tutti finale
: quadruple 4/4
music for a while
it changes to E minor, G major and C major
lots of perfect cadence
"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
starts with an ascending sequence, ends with an otave leap a perfect cadence.
partly chromatic-because of accidentals and semitones.
3 bars long
: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.
:functional,chords are diatonic
non harmony notes
lines: Grizzly Bears Don't Fly Airplanes
space: All Cows Eat Grass
:mainly syllabic,a lot of the melody is conjunct and features lots of passing notes.
lots of sequences and ornamentation
features of the baroque era
use of continuo harpsichord/bass viol
use of ground bass
highly decorated melody
use of ornamentation
:e flat major however it starts on C
minor(relative to e flat)sometimes tonality unclear
guitar 3 part texture
-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"
metre,tempo and rhythm:
sometimes changes to 6/8 for 1 bar
tempo is moderate
every verse has an upbeat(anacrusis)
swung feel thoughout
- los of diatonic harmony some dissonance.
lots of seventh chords(G7)and extended chords(have added notes) and inversons
- 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
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
what are the vocal effects and techniques used?
-sings high voice throughout
on the word queen
what are the instrumentation/forces?
4 electric guitars
how is heroic atmosphere created?
symphony orchestra strings, woodwind, bass ,percussion, piano and harp
b flat major
later sound unclear or atonal.
at the end it feel bi tonal
metre, tempo, rhythm
final is triple metre
tempo is fast matches scenes
- overall homophonic
often pedal notes
main theme tutti
polyphonic leading up to appearance of planets
main theme has diatonic harmony
a lot of dissonce/chromatic harmony from appearance of the planets
39-41 there are almost atonal
star filled sky, appearance of plants, small spaceship being followed by large spaceship, battle inside spaceship
main theme repeated a number of times
:bass viol-similar to a cello
harpsichord left hand:plays bassline
harpsichord right hand:elaborate realisation
soprano voice:highest type of voice