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Posted: 09 Mar 10, 12:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, I need some help.
 I have been asked to do the song structure of Bo Rhap.

I know, the the intro, ballad, opera, hard rock and outro of the song however the lyrics is a bit tricky. I need to do verses, chorus, middle eight ect and if there is anything extra like a cappella, opera segments ect.
Like what is the Opera section like for lyrics is at all in verses?

If someone can help me that would be just great.


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Posted: 09 Mar 10, 13:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have no idea what your question is.



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Posted: 09 Mar 10, 13:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



qrock wrote:


 I have been asked to do the song structure of Bo Rhap.





??  Eh






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Posted: 09 Mar 10, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


very quiet bit - quiet bit - another quiet bit - guitarry bit - faster bit - fastest sing over each other bit - loud bit - quiet bit - end


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Posted: 09 Mar 10, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good interpretation.


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Posted: 10 Mar 10, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Chickens - Gonzo - Animal - Monsters - Retart - Monsters+Rabbit - Retart+ Bear - Penguins - Mice+Monster - Manamana guy - Fozzy+Grumpy old men - Whole band - Miss Piggy - Kermit+Scooter

That's roughly the structure of the Muppet's version

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Posted: 10 Mar 10, 09:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check out the Queen songs website, im sure it has a full analysis on there. If not that site, it's one of the sites listed on the Queenzone home page.



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Posted: 10 Mar 10, 13:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brenski hit the nail on the head!!! NICE breakdown of this song!

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Posted: 10 Mar 10, 17:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


very quiet bit - quiet bit - another quiet bit - guitarry bit - faster bit - fastest sing over each other bit - loud bit - quiet bit - end

i tried to address the request from a wholly technical approach.....hope the depth and muscial terminology used in my response wasn't lost on the less musically-knowing amongst us?....on reflection i think i used too much jargon in my response

think it should've read:

very quiet bit - quiet bit - another quiet bit - jangly bit - faster bit - fastest lots of voices bit - loud bit - quiet bit - end bit



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Posted: 11 Mar 10, 09:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not very sure what you're talking about. I thought Bo Rap was supposed not to have any structure, hence
it's uniqueness.

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Posted: 11 Mar 10, 10:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It does have structure. Albeit not a "normal" song structure.

When you look at the big picture it consists of a couple of sections
Intro | Song | Mock opera | Hard rock | Song

The song being ofcourse the 'mama' part, which comes back at the end in a slightly altered version.

On a smaller scale it has themes and motives. For example the "little high, little low' from the intro comes back as "I see a little' and 'easy come, easy go' .

Therefor all the stories about it being a kind of medley of a couple of songs thrown together seems unlikely. Even Freddie said it, but I think it's not true.




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Posted: 11 Mar 10, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BohRap is for authistic people, it has structure...
Queen has loads of fans because the songs has Structure, And authistic people need structure, Thats why a lot of authistic people dont listen to Jean MIchel Jarre or The Police for instance, the dont have structure, Well...... not to much.[img=/images/smiley/msn/regular_smile.gif][/img]


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Posted: 11 Mar 10, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

are you for real?

the police? no structure?

verse-chorus, verse-chorus, bridge, chorus fade

that's almost every hit the police had


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Posted: 11 Mar 10, 16:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







FriedChicken wrote:



The song being ofcourse the 'mama' part, which comes back at the end in a slightly altered version.



It's not 'slightly altered', as only a bar and a half are re-done and the remaining 90.625% is brand new. Which means it's a new section: the opera section's not a re-intro just because it's got 'easy come easy go', is it?

So, the structure is:

Intro - Spacer - Verse - Refrain - Connector - Spacer - Verse - Refrain' - Solo (Refrain") - Opera - Rock - Outro

Or it may be read as

Intro - Ballad Section - Opera Section - Rock - Outro

But still, it doesn't have a song 'back in the end.' Each section can be interpreted as having subsections (e.g. the opera bit has ABCDA'EA'FC'GD'H, where 'E' is the connector from the ballad section but in double-time and A is a variation on the recurring 'easy come easy go little high little low' theme).



John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.