Wednesday, September 17, 2014

One Year Of Love - Queen - Acoustic Guitar Tutorial





How to play Queen - One Year Of Love from the album A Kind of Magic and used in the film Highlander



The song is in 12/8 which is important to remember when strumming to get the timing right.



The video contains the onscreen chord progression.



"One Year of Love" is a song by British Rock band Queen which was originally released on their twelfth studio album A Kind of Magic in 1986. The song has been written by John Deacon and sung by Freddie Mercury for the film "Highlander".The band never performed the song in their live performances. The album version features John Deacon playing Yamaha DX-7 synth, a string orchestra conducted by Lynton Naiff and a saxophone played by Steve Gregory. In 1992 in the U.S.A. the song was released as a promo-single.

The song has been written in the key of D. Deacon decided to substitute the guitar components with a saxophone solo after a discussion with Brian May, who does not appear in the song.

It was released as a single in France and Spain only,and appeared during the bar scene in Highlander.The single charted only in France.The B-side of the single was "Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme)".



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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

No Violins - Roger Taylor - Acoustic Guitar Tutorial





How to play No Violins from Roger Taylor's solo album Fun In Space



In this video we look at how to strum and play this track on acoustic guitar.



Fun in Space is the debut album by English musician Roger Taylor, released on 18 April 1981 in the UK and 9 May in the US. The album peaked at number 18 in the British charts, while it performed poorly upon its US release.

The album was recorded in between legs of Queen's tours for The Game and Flash Gordon albums. Taylor wrote, produced, sang and performed all of the songs himself.

The albums credits state "P.P.S. 157 synthesizers", a joke referring to Queen's usual statement of "No synthesisers".

"Future Management" was issued as a single in Europe while "Let's Get Crazy" was released in the US. The album was re-released as a digitally remastered CD in 1996.



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