Thursday, July 20, 2017

Radio Ga Ga - Queen - Easy Guitar Lesson (Chord Boxes)



Radio Ga Ga - Queen - Easy Guitar Lesson (Chord Boxes)

Brian May - Star Fleet - Intro Verse Chorus Guitar Lesson (Guitar Tab)

Brian May - Star Fleet - Intro Verse Chorus Guitar Lesson (Guitar Tab)




Below great performance by Ulisses Daniel Miyazawa playing Star Fleet




Guitar Notes: from James Rundle Guitar Lesson Video





Star Fleet Project is a project of Brian May, most famous as the guitarist from Queen, which resulted in an album with the same name. The project was released as the work of "Brian May + Friends", consisting of May, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alan Gratzer (of REO Speedwagon), Phil Chen (session bassist who played with Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart), and Fred Mandel (session keyboard player who also played as additional keyboard player on Queen's Hot Space World Tour and The Works). Roger Taylor, Queen's drummer, provided backing vocals for the title song. It was not meant for the tapes to be released and they had minimal mixing before release.
I could have put away these tapes in a bottom drawer and kept them as a private record of one of the best experiences of my life. But the few people I've played them for have urged me to 'publish'...I haven't messed one scrap with the tracking done on the day. The rest is simply mixed 'naked'.
— Brian May




Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trying Out Brian May Sixpence Guitar Plectrum

Trying Out Brian May Sixpence Guitar Plectrum



Brian May of Queen famously uses an old sixpence as a guitar pick enabling him to achieve a unique tone. The above video tests out the sixpence as a guitar pick


The sixpence (6d/ˈsometimes known as a tanner or sixpenny bit, was a coin worth one-fortieth of a pound sterling, or six pence. It was first minted in the reign of Edward VI and circulated until 1980. Following decimalisation in 1971 it had a value of 2 12 new pence. The coin was made from silver from its introduction in 1551 to 1947, and thereafter in cupronickel.
Prior to Decimal Day in 1971 there were 240 pence in one pound sterling. Twelve pence made a shilling, and twenty shillings made a pound. Values less than a pound were usually written in shillings and pence, e.g. 42 old pence (17 12p) would be three shillings and sixpence (3/6), often pronounced "three and six". Values of less than a shilling were simply written in terms of pence, e.g. eight pence 

Valuepence sterling
Mass(1816–1970) 2.83
(2016–) 3.35 g
Diameter(1816–1970 | 2016–) 19.41 mm
EdgeMilled
Composition(1551–1816) Silver
(1816–1920) 92.5% Ag
(1920–1946) 50% Ag
(1947–1970 Cupronickel[nb 1]
(2016–) 92.5% Ag
Years of minting1551–1970 | 2016-Present (not as circulating coin)