Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Queen - One Vision - Guitar Tutorial with guitar tab

How to play guitar One Vision by Queen from the 1986 album A Kind Of Magic

This video gives a step by look at the single version of the classic track released in 1985

On screen guitar tablature to make following easier as well as close ups of the guitar neck

played by James Rundle of Rock Licks Guitar Tuition in South Shields

The main riff is based on D A C G chord progression

The Bridge  A D C progression

"One Vision" is a song written and recorded by the British rock band Queen, first released as a single in November 1985 and then included on their 1986 album A Kind of Magic. It was originally conceived by Roger Taylor.

The song has been speculated to be inspired by either the band's "show-stopping" performance at Live Aid earlier in 1985, or by the life and exploits of Martin Luther King, with the lyrics recounting a man battling and overcoming the odds. In the 2011 BBC documentary, Queen: Days of Our Lives, Taylor stated his lyrics were "sort of half nicked off Martin Luther King's famous speech."The song's music video featured a "morphing" effect of the band's famous pose in 1975's "Bohemian Rhapsody" video to a 1985 version of the same pose. The song was included in all Queen's live concert performances of The Magic Tour, as the very first song of each concert.[They claimed they chose "One Vision" as the introduction song because its intro made a perfect concert introduction.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Queen - Hammer To Fall - Guitar Tutorial with guitar tab

How to play Queen Hammer To Fall guitar tutorial including on screen guitar tab

In this video we look at how to play the single version of Hammer To Fall.
The single version is found on Queen Greatest Hits II but was found in longer version on the 1984 album The Works

The main riff is based A D E A chord progression

lesson by James Rundle of Rock Licks Guitar Tuition from South Shields

"Hammer to Fall" is a 1984 song by the British rock band Queen. Written by guitarist Brian May, the song is the eighth track on their 1984 album The Works.

It was the fourth and final single to be released from that album, although the single version was edited down by thirty seconds in contrast to the version on the album. Different sleeves were used to package this single and the live picture sleeve is now a collector's item. The song harks back to the Queen of old, with a song being built around a hard angular and muscular riff. The song features Freddie Mercury on lead vocals.

"Hammer to Fall" was a concert favourite, and was the third song the band performed at Live Aid in 1985. The song features in the setlist of both The Works Tour and The Magic Tour.The full album version of the song appears on Queen Rocks while the single version appears on Greatest Hits II and Classic Queen.

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Queen - We Will Rock You - Guitar Tutorial with guitar tab

How To Play Queen - We Will Rock You from the 1977 album News of the World

In this video we look at the Brian May guitar solo that comes in at the end of the song

Video features guitar tab and close up of the riff being played

"We Will Rock You" is a song written by Brian May and recorded and performed by Queen for their 1977 album News of the World.Rolling Stone ranked it number 330 of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2004,and the RIAA placed it at number 146 on its list of Songs of the Century. In 2009, "We Will Rock You" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.[4]

Other than the last 30 seconds containing a guitar solo by May, the song is generally set in a cappella form, using only stomping and clapping as a rhythmic beat. In 1977, "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" were issued together as a worldwide top ten single. Soon after the album was released, many radio stations began playing the songs back to back without interruption.

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