Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Brian May Star Licks Video and Booklet pdf

"Brian May, founder of Queen, and one of rock's finest guitarists, has set standards of excellence throught his carrer. Always the innovator, Brian has contributed greatly to the success of the band and has influenced countless other musicians in the process. Few have been able to emulate the unique Brian May guitar sytle, which has become such recognizeable contribution to the Queen sound"  
"The Brian May Package. Brian explains in depth, how he creates "The Queen sound" by taking you on a complete run-through of his equipment. This features his guitar (the fireplace), amplifieres (VOX AC 30's), and effects (each individually demonstrated). In adition to all this, Brian takes you step by step through a fantastic selection of his hottest licks and solos, featuring material from 11 different Queen albums. Each example is played twice, once regularly and once slowly. During this incredible 45 minute tape, you'll learn to play the licks and solos from such songs as "Brighton Rock", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Tie Your Mother Down", "Dragon Attack", "Crazy Little Thing Called Love", and many more. And finally, your tape would not be complete without spending a few minutes on harmony soloing, which Brian discusses and demonstates at the conclusion of the tape. This is truly a unique opportunity for you to recive a "Private Guitar Lesson" from one of today's foremost guitarist, whose musical contributions have spanned over a decade of popular rock music."  
·Little intro solo.  
·Brian introduce himself and start to give an idea of the equipment.  
·Good explanation of the pickups way to work, all this playing a little piece which is a modification of the "It's Late" guitar intro.  
·Trebble Booster explanation.  
·Pick and Boss Chorus pedal.  
·Delays, playing Brighton Rock Solo (part of)  
In a little book that comes with the video there's a serie of Queen guitar solo,in normal score and also with an easy-part to read. First is show the orgianl record, then Brian explain a little of equipment or pickups, then play the lick in normal speed and then in "learning" speed. Aprox. time of the original record is showed.  
·Lick 1 "Liar" solo  
·Lick 2 "Modern Times Rock'n'Roll" solo  
·Lick 3 "Jesus" solo-scale  
·Lick 4 "Father To Son"  
·Lick 5 "March Of The Black Queen"  
·Lick 6 "March Of The Black Queen"  
·Lick 7 "Brighton Rock"  
·Lick 8 "Bohemian Rhapsody" 1st solo  
·Lick 9 "Tie Your Mother Down" solo, before slide  
·Lick 10 "Sombody To Love" solo  
·Lick 11 "It's Late"  
·Lick 12 "Dead On Time" The complete solo but in two separate parts  
·Lick 13 "Dead On Time"  
·Lick 14 "Dragon Attack"  
·Lick 15 "Put Out The Fire"  
·Lick 16 "It's A Hard Life", not exactly, Brian shows what he would have liked to play in the original record  
·Lick 17 "Star Fleet" The scales going up, explain the two guitar, Eddie Van Halen's and his.  
·Lick 18 "Love Of My Life" Played with the Red Special, very interesting. Like in the original record Brian doesn't play the same as he does live, and this version is the live one. Here the time is from the "Live At Wembley '86" version. 
·Lick 19 "Keep Yourself Alive" All Intro.  
·Lick 20 "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" All solo, but without the Telecaster (1:19-1:34)  
·Again a expanation of the delays, playing the slow part of Brighton Rock Solo.  

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Rare Queen Tracks - Gran Dame

Probably recorded during either Miracle or Innuendo sessions. It sounds like a pretty good jam

Rare Queen Tracks - I Guess We're Falling Out DEMO

This track, written by Brian, is an excellent song, which would have fitted well on either 'A Kind Of Magic' or 'The Miracle', for which it was intended. There are two copies circulating, a short genuine demo and a faked longer one, which adds bits of other tracks to make it more complete. Both versions begin with the beat from 'My Baby Loves Me'.

Queen The Works Wallpaper

Rare Queen Tracks - Back To Storm

A rare take from the works album sessions

Rare Queen Tracks - Sandbox

This is an instrumental track, featuring lots of piano, bass and drums, but no guitar, and only occasional ad-libbed vocals from Freddie. It was recorded in 1979 during sessions for 'The Game', some sources list it as an early version of 'Coming Soon' but it is different enough to be considered a separate track altogether. It could well have originated from Freddie or John as the piano and bass are quite dominant; as there is no guitar at all it is probably fair to say that Brian's involvement was minimal, at least at that stage. The track is very fast paced, and it is possibly the best unreleased demo around; as it is, it's an amazing track, but with guitar and proper vocals from Freddie, it could be unbeatable. MP3's of the track originate from the Queen fan club convention and so feature Greg Brooks saying "Property Of Queen Productions" throughout, although there are variations which edit this out by repeating parts of the original, lasting 2:41. Length 3:00.

The above track is a cleaned up edit removing the Greg Brooks voice

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Rare Queen Tracks - Silver Salmon

This track is believed to have been written by Tim Staffell. The track is very, very heavy, with powerful drums and guitar, and good vocals from Freddie; it sounds like a live recording, but it definitely is not. There is debate about when the track originates from, as some people believe it was recorded for the 'Queen' or 'Queen II' albums between 1972 and 1974, and some people believe it was recorded for the 'News Of The World' album in 1977, due to Freddie's vocal performance and the use of rototoms on the track. Some sources also suggest that the track features Barry Mitchell on bass, instead of John, but apparently this rumour was started by somebody trying to sell an acetate CD of the track. 
There are a number of versions of this track available, I have heard four recordings which are the same track but in varying quality, ranging from very good to very poor. The song lasts for typically 3:00, but some MP3's include upto 8 seconds of dialogue at the start. Some tracks also appear to be slightly faster than others, reducing the time to 2:54, but otherwise they are the same.
In addition to the standard versions, there is also a 2:38 edited version; this is identical to normal but at the end, an echo/phasing effect is applied to the drum/guitar, to give it a very sudden and definite ending.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Rare Queen Tracks - Feelings Feelings

This track is rumored to have been written in 1971 by Brian May as a song called Feelings. Later developed into Feelings Feelings  recorded during News of the World sessions

Rare Queen Tracks - Queen - Carousel

This track is really just the instrumental sound effects used in the song Brighton Rock

Monday, December 2, 2013

Rare Queen Tracks Queen - Dog With A Bone (Complete Version)

Rare Queen Tracks Dog With A Bone
This track was recorded during The Miracle sessions. There are 3 different versions and one of the versions was played at the 1988 Queen convention. The above is the full version.

How To Play on Acoustic Guitar - The Great Pretender - Freddie Mercury

In this video we look at how to strum on acoustic guitar The Great Pretender made famous by Freddie Mercury

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

How to play on guitar The Hero - Queen

How to play The Hero the last track from Flash Gordon album by Queen

Also a live version of the song is found on the Live at Milton Keynes dvd

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013