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Posted: 05 Mar 04, 15:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi, I'm just interested to know what method Fred used when it came to arranging his harmonies?

Hope you've got some answers
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Posted: 05 Mar 04, 17:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lots of coke as somebody said last time it was asked :)

Now, seriously, I don't know. For Bo Rhap he wrote all the notes in a phonebook, but it doesn't mean he did it with all the songs


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.
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Posted: 05 Mar 04, 21:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe trying out what sounds good?


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Posted: 05 Mar 04, 22:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Kenny Everett asked Freddie about this:

http://members.cox.net/deaconfan/harmonies.wav

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Posted: 06 Mar 04, 06:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Something notable on Freddie is that he had a thing for counterpoints between the bass voice and "the rest". Note in Bo Rhap Opera section or Somebody To Love, the bottomline follows a different "curve" than the rest, which are parallel between them.

That's not only related to voices. In his orchestral arrangements Freddie used to put the double bass in a kind of counterpoint with the rest (violins, violas, cello). Note the amazing double bass parts he wrote in 'Was It All Worth It', 'Innuendo', 'A Winter's Tale', 'Don't Try So Hard'...


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.