Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen | solo
An electric guitar lesson on how to play the guitar solo to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen from their 1975 album "Night At the Opera."
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band's 1975 album A Night at the Opera.
The song consists of several sections: a ballad segment ending with a guitar solo, an operatic passage, and a hard rock section. At the time, it was the most expensive single ever made."
This is a classic solo that has a bit of everything, but it's the excellent feel and the vibrato and bends that make it so great.
It's a really great exercise in bending to pitch and bent string vibrato, as well as there's that really cool fast lick in there too!
To many, it'll be the fast lick that they will want to learn. For me, of all the licks in the solo, that lick was the easiest to get.
What I find the hardest is all of the pre-bends, straight bends and the bent string vibratos.
Unless you have the strength and the ear to bring those into pitch with a consistent vibrato it's just not going to work.
Brian May has an exceptional vibrato. Other than great phrasing to me vibrato is one of the most important and under developed skills among guitar players who are learning.
It's like anything else. Unless you have a natural gift for vibrato, it's something that you have to work on and practice just as much as you would scales or arpeggios. I still work on my vibrato every day.
I hope that you're able to get something from my video. Have fun playing this awesome solo! Cheers
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