There are techniques for composing and performance in Killer Queen that are usual for popular music genres, but also could be used across most music genres.
|Studio effects/effects pedal||Like in Killer Queen, studio and live effects can change the sound or add different layers to a recording.||Adding effects such as reverb and panning can enhance the production of the composition. It is a way of manipulating the sound of an instrument.|
|Verse-chorus structure||Think about how each section can be performed differently to keep it interesting.||Develop each verse or chorus to keep compositions interesting.|
|Imitation||Performers should know whether they are the imitators, or the imitated. This effect will change the dynamic and expressive decisions they make.||Imitation is useful in joining up the different melodies between instruments and to create links into solos.|
|Compound time||Ensure that music in fast compound time has a bounce to each beat. Subdividing the main pulse helps.||Compound time can give a piece of music more energy, flow and a swung or shuffle feel.|
|Melody-led homophony||Create a good balance between the melody and accompaniment.||Use the accompaniment instruments as a block, with a different melody line above.|