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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Below is a chart of how long in eighth notes each chord is sustained through the piece. However, I do still hear it as modal mixture—which argues away from my analysis using NRT. I started by making a transcription of the recording, which was rathe awkward to do in western notation. Perhaps I was too enthralled with the instrumental, but I never gave a thought as to what the title meant.

Sufjan Stevens chords & tabs

At measure 7, we get a rather complicated Gmaj7 chord. The only hitch is that it’s several years old in fact, it was released the day before I started this blog. I found it extremely difficult to hivhland out the rhythm, and I am really grateful for your transcription.

Again, you can find sbeet here. Suddenly, I’m drawn again to what has kept me listening to sightinb song all these years, the strangely stylized name. Thank you for this beautiful analysis. Wednesday, March 26, If you find yourself over your head, try out a few helpful sites: The alien thing that took its form. Imagery of the trinity, cries to God, miraculous signs and a reference to the Middle East all point to the Incarnation of Christ.

He also tells a fun story about aliens visiting his father.

Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois – sheet music and tabs

Pros for Team-G include: The upper note of the repeating chord cycle spells out a second inversion E minor chord. Trying to analyze this piece using Roman Numeral Analysis presents some interesting issues. 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. The song holds some meaning for me because that was a time when I was still fresh to the world of music blogs, and I was still trying to figure out what ‘dubstep’ was.


My fondness runs deeper given that:: And why does the piece end on concedning fifth scale degree of A major? Anonymous September 24, at 8: The song’s artwork seems to perfectly portray a highlsnd to the sample’s lyrical content and the group that so cleverly used it.

And, of course, all of this is past simply listening to the beautiful way he presents all of these things. When the revenant came down. In the spirit of three stars.

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“Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois” Sheet Music

Anonymous September 20, at 2: Allow me for a moment to wipe a digital tear away from the screen as I reminisce on the first time I heard this album, and how it changed my life forever. In the end, I used a combination of accented bass notes and textual sneet to determine the bar lengths.

I ownyou a big favour! It would make the A major chord a little touch of Dorian to the mix and would make the ending a half plagal cadence, which seems to work for me; as you said it doesn’t feel very much like a picardy third. 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. 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 cadence through the entire piece, and 4 creates a shheet sense of rhythm that inspires both pop sensibilities and minimalistic drones, and leaves us guessing concerming his original intent.


Now whether zheet literally thinks that Jesus will come to Earth in a flying saucer is up for debate, but it certainly opens the imagination about what the second coming illinoiis look like.

Stevens is making an allusion to the second coming of Christ. The only other interesting thing to mention is the closing. Thank you, beautiful analisys of an immortal piece that concernign never leaving me I originally put out the full transcription on this, but have since decided it’s probably not fair to Sufjan to give it out freely without his permission. Perhaps I was not enthralled enough with the instrumental, because I shamefully missed which song it samples.

Posted by Jharms at 1: 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. Send me an email at jharms.

If found in violation of creative rights, please email me at jharms. Not to mention, for me personally I like to give il,inois ear a shot in the dark, so when I paused the music to hum the most homely sounding note, I found it was E.

After finishing seven complete cycles, Stevens does a little flourish and fades sithting on an A major. On the surface, it has something to do with UFO sightings. Harmonic Analysis Special thanks to atownes at tabnabber. Sarah Chao September 30, at 8: Sufjan Stevens is one of the heavyweights out there right now, forging a middle ground between many different styles.