Wednesday, October 13

Bohemian Rhapsody walkthrough

Holy mackinaw. Fraxas can tell you that sometimes I'll go into quite a bit of detail in analyzing music (or anything) that I like. But not like this. Then again, I would if I could.
Besides the five-piece chromatic ascent (six if we add the preceding A chord) in the top vocal part, we can find four more chromatic steps omitting the C-B cross-relation of C > E7 as the latter chord seems to drop the B (5 of E), at least in the vocals. The functional analysis of this chromatic-driven harmony would result in a mess except the V > I closing. Note the lack of minor chords, and the soprano voice added in the last measure.

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