http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5REOONxss5Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6KMwLdCssw <br />
Critical acclaim<br />  Q magazines ‘Greatest Albums Ever’ readers poll 2006:<br />   #1 OK Computer   Radiohead<br />   #...
Musical background<br />Radiohead released the acclaimed album ‘The Bends’ at the height of ‘Britpop’in 1995.<br /> Their ...
‘High and Dry’ Intro<br />Hip hop influenced drum beat: a syncopated resonant kick drum rather than cross stick backbeat o...
Vocal<br />Thom Yorke favours a thin fold vocal tone that enhances the melancholic themes of his lyrics. Audible aspirate/...
Dynamics<br />‘Creep’ had exploited powerful soft/heavy dynamics. A more gradual build up is created in ‘High and Dry’.<br...
Verse 2<br />The twin guitars plays a range of counterpoint riffs to ornament the second verse.<br />Light treble toned tr...
Guitar solos<br />A simple but classic guitar melody played on B string <br />Major scale: 1st 7th repetition with passing...
Drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apLnYWtEpRI<br />Guitar:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F_oaV9XOeQ&feature=relate...
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High and Dry Radiohead

  1. 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5REOONxss5Y http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6KMwLdCssw <br />
  2. 2. Critical acclaim<br /> Q magazines ‘Greatest Albums Ever’ readers poll 2006:<br /> #1 OK Computer Radiohead<br /> #2 The Bends Radiohead<br /> #3 Revolver The Beatles<br />
  3. 3. Musical background<br />Radiohead released the acclaimed album ‘The Bends’ at the height of ‘Britpop’in 1995.<br /> Their musical style, a blend of The Smiths and US grunge, was established with the worldwide hit ‘Creep’ in 1993:<br />Melancholy vocals, alienated lyrics, dramatic guitar dynamics, acoustic/grunge tones. <br />
  4. 4. ‘High and Dry’ Intro<br />Hip hop influenced drum beat: a syncopated resonant kick drum rather than cross stick backbeat on ‘4’.<br />Acoustic riff played by Yorke: (‘Three Blind Mice’ 321) using A/G string octaves and open B/E strings<br />Electric harmony riff (543) played by Greenwood with coin tremolo on telecaster<br />
  5. 5. Vocal<br />Thom Yorke favours a thin fold vocal tone that enhances the melancholic themes of his lyrics. Audible aspirate/sibilant tones.<br />Verse melody based on descending E scale (1st 6th 5th 4rd ) over F#m7 and A chords. Resolves on the 3rd / tonic E chord.<br />Chorus hook uses dramatic ascent from 5th to sustained high 3rd “me…..high”<br />Yorke moves smoothly from thin fold to falsetto voice to hit high 3rd (Ab) <br />He resolves with a melisma decay on “dr- - y”<br />
  6. 6. Dynamics<br />‘Creep’ had exploited powerful soft/heavy dynamics. A more gradual build up is created in ‘High and Dry’.<br />In bars 8-16 of the verse a second acoustic accents the chord changes. Selway adds light backbeat snare on both 2 & 4. <br />A short 1/16th snare roll and bass run down (3rd 2nd 1st 6th is the transition to the chorus.<br />The bass drops to the lower octave and O’Brian plays distorted 1/8th power chords to give the chorus a heavier texture.<br />
  7. 7. Verse 2<br />The twin guitars plays a range of counterpoint riffs to ornament the second verse.<br />Light treble toned tremolo riffs (Greenwood) and richer toned arpeggios (O’Brian)<br />The band play with more attack and the tempo lifts to support the slightly more aggressive lyric: <br /> “They’re the ones who’ll spit at you…<br /> you will be the one screaming out”<br />
  8. 8. Guitar solos<br />A simple but classic guitar melody played on B string <br />Major scale: 1st 7th repetition with passing 2nd and 6th 5thresolution <br />High E string can be added for resonance<br />Repeated as counterpoint in last chorus.<br />Coda uses similar phrasing but with 4th 3rdrepetition.<br />
  9. 9. Drums: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apLnYWtEpRI<br />Guitar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F_oaV9XOeQ&feature=related<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB_NkVukiZg<br />Jamie Cullum piano trio version:<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGsyhwJ5knk&feature=related<br />

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