An electric guitar lesson on how to play the guitar solo to Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
This is a classic solo that has a bit of everything, but it’s the excellent feel and the vibrato and bends that make it so great. It’s a really good exercise in bending to pitch and bent string vibrato, as well as there’s that really cool fast lick in there too!
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a song by the British rock band Queen. It was written by Freddie Mercury for the band’s 1975 album A Night at the Opera. The song consists of several sections: a ballad segment ending with a guitar solo, an operatic passage, and a hard rock section. At the time, it was the most expensive single ever made.”
I get a lot of questions about my sound so here’s what I’m using:
My amp is an Egnater Renegade head through a Marshall 1960b cabinet. I use a TC Electronics Nova System through the loop for effects. On almost all songs I just use a digital delay, roughly 400ms, but some stuff I use tap tempo to set the delay. I also use a BB preamp on most lead tones and sometimes (rarely) a Boss CS-3 compressor. For this tune I didn’t use the BB preamp, just used my amp with the gain set about halfway. I also used the compressor. The reverb is from the amp. My wah is a Dunlop MC404 CAE Dual Inductor, REALLY great pedal! I also use a Polytune tuner which is a fantastic.
My guitar is a 1975 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe. I have Suhr Aldrich pickups on it. For this tune I had the phase switch activated so the pickups are running in single coil mode.
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