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Well I guess if I want to tackle all of the greatest songs ever written I certainly can’t skip Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. 🙂
In this Bohemian Rhapsody guitar lesson I will teach you how to play all of Brian May’s iconic guitar parts to this classic song note-for-note.
In the first video I will show you Brian May’s guitar solo and in the second video lesson I will show you all the big arena rock riffs and solos that come after the 4:00 mark of the song.
Brian May composed one of the most melodic and memorable solos in classic rock history for Bohemian Rhapsody. The song is so epic in itself that I am sure he was thinking that nothing but the best would do, and he certainly delivered.
Technically, this Bohemian Rhapsody guitar lesson does present a few challenges to us guitarists.
First off, there are some tricky pre-bends in there that are essential to the correct phrasing of the solo.
In addition to that there are a couple fast runs to deal with. Now if you follow along with the video lesson you will see that the fast runs are simply the same patterns repeated so they shouldn’t take to long to grasp.
But those pre-bends will definitely need some special attention in order to do them right.
Brian May is one of the few guitarist to come along that has an instantly recognizable sound and style. His solo for Bohemian Rhapsody is considered by many to be his greatest work.
Therefore, it is essential for virtually every guitarist to take a little time studying this masterpiece. There are many things to learn no matter what style of guitar playing you prefer.
In the second video we will tackle the big rock section which includes some cool riffs, awesome fills and a killer guitar solo. Bohemian Rhapsody truly does contain everything a music lover could want and then some, so hopefully this lesson will do it enough justice so that you can play it quickly as well.
Now Scaramusch!! Actually, I have no idea what that means…