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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi!
I have a question; my best friend would like to sing a Queensong but her teacher has told her to sing a song with volume (a 'rock'track). They only have a piano to accompany her voice... Do you know a Queensong she could use (ans if you do, do you have the notes and such things?)
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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 10:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good Old Fashioned Loverboy is a bit quicker and has piano in it, but I don't know if it counts as rock. And Don't Stop Me Now has wonderful piano in it, of course, though it's pretty difficult to sing I should think.

First part of Bohrap - just quit when the opera sets in?

Hmmm... I think we'll wait for some more qualified posters to have their say, I'm not very musical. :-)




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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 11:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tnx... she can't use the first part of BoRap 'cause that hasn't got a refrain (forgot to mention, sowwy...)
But great tips :D


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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 11:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I suggest you Don't stop me now. It's basically builted on the piano sound of Freddie. Very good also I'm in love with my car or Death on two legs. I think you can arrange also Crazy little thing (as in Wembley). Or if you know it the Freddie solo track She blows hot 'n' cold. It's a really rock'n'roll!!




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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't Stop Me Now is, as stated, the obvious choice.

Also consider...

WATC
CLTCL
FBG
HTF
IWBTLY
IWTBF

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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 16:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

how talented is your friend's accompanist?

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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Save Me would be my choice, it can stand up all on it's own just using piano and vocal (I've sung it like this and thoroughly enjoyed it).

Also think about Play The Game, listen to a live version (from any decent bootleg, or the WWRY Montreal show, or the forthcoming Milton Keynes official release) and see how interesting Freddie's piano is - this could also be good just piano & vocal.

Good luck ..

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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 20:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have sheet music for Love Of My Life, Doin' Alright, Too Much Love Will Kill You, and others if you'd like. It should all be on my site under 'sheet music'.

http://freddiemercury4ever.cjb.net

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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 21:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see a lot of poppier songs and ballads being suggested. But the obvious ROCK song for piano is Don't Stop Me Now. Not too hard to play and easily likeable for this kind of thing.

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Posted: 26 Sep 04, 23:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i like Dont Stop Me Now.
since I play piano, i would do, We Are The Champions, Dont Stop Me Now, and maybe Lover Boy


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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 05:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nevermore, Lily of the Valley, Dear Friends, maybe in the Lap of the Gods? These aren't really rocksongs, but they have a nice piano-part. Good luck!


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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you know the chords, you can play whatever you want. Innuendo, Show Must Go On...


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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 08:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Melancholy Blues or You Take My Breath Away- that would be my choices...

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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 10:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about Death On Two Legs, You And I, Get Down Make Love, Bicycle Race, Under Pressure, Or perhaps I Was Born To Love You?


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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 13:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh you're all so great! Thanks a lot!!! :D


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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 21:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love playing March of the black Queen on my piano.


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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 21:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color ="seagreen">ThomasQuinn wrote:

How about 'Spread Your Wings'?


Could be done. There is a pretty strong piano backing (easy-sounding, too) -- feasible, it seems.


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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 21:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="teal">Nonny191</font> wrote:

I think my melancholy blues. It's pretty much built on the piano.


Ooh. Forgot about that one. It's nice, but it's got a lot more towards the jazz end of the musical strand. What is she trying out for? Hm. That could help us determine a more suitable piece for selection. :)


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Posted: 27 Sep 04, 21:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You're My Best Friend is nice & easy, so you can concentrate on your singing (which usually requires more effort for anyone). good luck.


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Posted: 28 Sep 04, 04:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Jealousy or In Only Seven Days are also an option, these two are very underrated songs, I like them very much!


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