Feb 20, 2019
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Well, either way, this is definitely an episode of Strong Songs about Queen's genre-blending rock saga "Bohemian Rhapsody."
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Kirk dives into Freddie Mercury's operatic opus and learns a lot about vocal technique, piano motifs, harmonic easter eggs, studio production, Strategic Brian May Deployment™, and all the ways doubling a track can make your voice sound cool in the studio.
Album: A Night At The Opera, 1975
Composed by: Freddie Mercury
Produced by: Roy Thomas Baker
"Don't Stop Me Now" by Freddie Mercury from Jazz, 1978
"We Will Rock You" by Brian May from News of the World, 1977
"Somebody to Love" by Freddie Mercury from A Day at the Races, 1976
"Bohemian Rhapsody" a cappella cover by Pentatonix from PTX Vol. IV: Classics
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