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Chris Mike Premieres Solo Guitar Arrangement of "Bohemian Rhapsody"

Guitarist Chris Mike—whose impressive videos turn up on GuitarWorld.com from time to time—has just posted a new one that's wracking up the YouTube views pretty quickly.It's a solo-guitar performance of Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Fittingly enough, Mike is playing Brian May's signature guitar, the Red Special, in the clip.It turns out "Bohemian Rhapsody" is the perfect vehicle for Mike's "Jeff... …

Brian May: “The Guitar Isn’t the Most Important Thing”

Brian May has some surprising things to say about the guitar in a new interview with Music Radar.May, who has just released Golden Days, a collaborative album with singer Kerry Ellis, offers up five tips covering on everything from surrounding yourself with inspiring people to getting yourself in the best state of mind for playing.Two areas that the Queen guitarist touches on are soloing and... …

How to Play Crushing Open-Chord Riffs Like Tom Scholz, Angus Young and Brian May

This time, I’ll show you how to play crushing open-chord riffs in the styles of five legendary classic rock riffmeisters.The use of open power chords embellished with single-note melodic fills and quarter-step bends has provided a framework for some of the most powerful and enduring riffs of all time.These types of riffs were pioneered by the blues-rock players of the Sixties and Seventies,... …

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