Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois sheet music composed by Sufjan Stevens – 1. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois – Sufjan Stevens – free sheet music and tabs for violin, contrabass and cello. Learn this song on Jellynote. Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois sheet music, tabs and chords.

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It isghting make the A major chord a little touch of Dorian to the mix and would make the ending a half jfo cadence, which seems to work for me; as you said it doesn’t feel very much like a picardy third.

The upper note of the repeating chord cycle spells out a second inversion E minor chord. Your ear is constantly battling between two styles—a strong backbeat, being strengthened at the beginning of each chord, and a feeling of unmetered, lengthy chord enforcements. If found in violation of creative rights, please email me at jharms.

In the spirit of three stars. While this blog does it’s best to lay things out in layman’s terms, it still requires a small amount of prior music theory knowledge. Again, you can find it here. After finishing seven complete cycles, Stevens does a little flourish and fades out on an A major. Mysterious shape that took its form. One question that might come to mind is, did Stevens purposefully plan out how long each chord was to be held? One possibility is G major.

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At measure 7, we get a rather complicated Gmaj7 chord. This song is an old favorite of mine, partly because of the unique artist name.

Sufjan Stevens chords & tabs

Perhaps I was soghting enthralled enough with the instrumental, because I shamefully missed which song it samples. Wednesday, March 26, As an introduction to what is thus far one of his most significant works, he 1 uses odd instrumentation for rock, pop, and folk idioms, 2 sings about aliens, zombies and Jesus at the same time, 3 Defies normal progressions and avoids anything that sounds like a high,and through the entire piece, and 4 creates a confusing sense of rhythm that inspires both pop sensibilities and minimalistic drones, and leaves us guessing at his original intent.

Oh what it was. On the surface, it has something to do with UFO sightings.

I found it extremely difficult to figure out the rhythm, and I am really grateful for your transcription. Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber. Or did he just wing it on the fly? The word literally means “?! Anonymous September 24, at 8: I started by making a transcription of the recording, which was rathe awkward to do in western notation.

Send me an email at jharms. I know now that the drops in this track don’t exactly qualify as face melting, but they were and are an unexpectedly pleasing twist.


He also tells a fun story about aliens visiting his father. Harmonic Analysis Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber.

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Riccardo March 25, at 2: Delivering signs and dusting from their eyes. It’s a pleasant piano line, but I posit that this sample was pulled with a plan in mind.

The only other interesting thing to mention is the closing. The reason I’m dredging it up now is that I’ve just recently learned some interesting facts relating to “Skylark Interabang?! Now whether he literally thinks that Jesus will come to Earth in a flying shset is up for debate, but it certainly opens the imagination about what the second coming might look like. In addition, it fits all the criteria I have for sharing: Below is a chart of how long in eighth notes each chord is sustained through the piece.

When the revenant came down. What do you hear? In that particular chapter, Sufjan recou nts a real incident ” where several persons reported seeing a large triangular object with three lights flying at night “. The flashing at night, the sirens grow and grow.