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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 14:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was in a cruise to Bahamas and I sang some Queen songs in Karaoke. Boy did I have fun. But the songs were in a much lower key than the one Freddie sings. I sing in Freddie's key. Is there a place where I can find that information? Thanks.


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 15:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie always sang in the key of B-Flat. He refused all other keys. There's a famous story about a song Roger wrote for The Works (which was in C-minor). Freddie became very angry at Roger and he said he was wasting his time. He took his bottle of wodka and went to his house in Munich.

Brian had to ask Mack for 10 Pfennig to use the payphone in order to call Freddie and calm him down


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 15:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, thank you. And thank you for the little story. Boy was he hardheaded.


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 16:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He sure was.... what a temper


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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 17:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 08 Aug 08, 19:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 09 Aug 08, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FriedChicken wrote:

Freddie always sang in the key of B-Flat. He refused all other keys. There's a famous story about a song Roger wrote for The Works (which was in C-minor). Freddie became very angry at Roger and he said he was wasting his time. He took his bottle of wodka and went to his house in Munich.

Brian had to ask Mack for 10 Pfennig to use the payphone in order to call Freddie and calm him down


What you say is partly true: B Rhap is in Bb, but Freddie didn't always sing in Bb - many Queen songs (particularly Brian's) were written in more 'guitar-friendly' keys; E A D. I seem to recall that Freddie also wrote in Eb - both Bb and Eb lend themselves to piano performance. Brian has commented that it's really peculiar for a guitarist to play in these keys and, as such, his guitar solos on Freddie's songs had to be inventive!

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Posted: 09 Aug 08, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think somebody didn't get the joke.



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Posted: 10 Aug 08, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I take whatever is said here with a great deal of scheptisism, even though I don't always get the sarcasm or the jokes. Cheers


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Posted: 13 Aug 08, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oops I misspelled skeptisism. Strange nobody of the know alls here noticed.
Freddie sang mostly in sharp.

So go fly the coop KFC.


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 04:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How ironic, since he was lying flat most of the time


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 05:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ANAGRAMER wrote:

FriedChicken wrote:

Freddie always sang in the key of B-Flat. He refused all other keys. There's a famous story about a song Roger wrote for The Works (which was in C-minor). Freddie became very angry at Roger and he said he was wasting his time. He took his bottle of wodka and went to his house in Munich.

Brian had to ask Mack for 10 Pfennig to use the payphone in order to call Freddie and calm him down


What you say is partly true: B Rhap is in Bb, but Freddie didn't always sing in Bb - many Queen songs (particularly Brian's) were written in more 'guitar-friendly' keys; E A D. I seem to recall that Freddie also wrote in Eb - both Bb and Eb lend themselves to piano performance. Brian has commented that it's really peculiar for a guitarist to play in these keys and, as such, his guitar solos on Freddie's songs had to be inventive!


*every* key lends itself to piano performance. That's the main beauty of piano...and the reason we invented capo's [capo tasto] for guitar. F, Bb and Eb are keys that lend themselves well to orchestration using genuine instruments (meaning: not a synthesizer/sampler) from the classical orchestra.


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Posted: 14 Aug 08, 11:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MamaQueen wrote:


Freddie sang mostly in sharp.


I thought he was in tune, mostly.


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Posted: 16 Aug 08, 16:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yea sharply in tune, not like others


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