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Posted: 21 Mar 08, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I want to show a friend of mine just how good Brian is. I know there are tons of songs with great guitar, but which one's are the real greats, the one's that would qualify for the best guitar of all time (again I know there is tons of Brians stuff to choose from). I would really like help to pick two or three.

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Posted: 21 Mar 08, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was It All Worth It
Millionaire Waltz

Meh, I'm out of ideas.


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Posted: 21 Mar 08, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Good Company

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Posted: 21 Mar 08, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Killer Queen, Good Company, and The Millionaire Waltz. All are very different examples of his orchestration techniques. Personally, I think the outtro of Good Company is his greatest achievement.



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Posted: 21 Mar 08, 12:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sir GH<br><h6>ah yeah</h6> wrote:

Killer Queen, Good Company, and The Millionaire Waltz. All are very different examples of his orchestration techniques. Personally, I think the outtro of Good Company is his greatest achievement.
Yes, that outtro of good company is indeed unique. Many fellow guitarfreaks will agree with you:-) But many other people think this is the weakest song of Opera, they just don't get it. The genius of that song, how he creates a whole band with just his guitar, they just don't hear it(and therefor do not acknowledge Brian). The more I listen to Queen shows(live shows) the more I am impressed by Brian's playing.

Killer Queen is for me one of those songs that I is absolutely perfect. The solo is also perfect and so very clever with truly a unique sound(great amp:-)


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Posted: 21 Mar 08, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For his tight speedy rhythm playing, Dead On Time.


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Posted: 21 Mar 08, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would reference these for showcasing Brian's skills. Aside from what's already been mentioned:
-Brighton Rock (Live Killers)
-The Prophet's Song


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Posted: 21 Mar 08, 18:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian Rahpsody wrote:

I want to show a friend of mine just how good Brian is. I know there are tons of songs with great guitar, but which one's are the real greats, the one's that would qualify for the best guitar of all time (again I know there is tons of Brians stuff to choose from). I would really like help to pick two or three.

Thanks


Put out the fire - those D chords are hard.

Seriously i would say fat bottomed girls if you could hear the guitar underneath rocks with attitude...there's a guy on licklibrary.com where he covers their songs and my playing has improved...probably the coolest song

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Posted: 21 Mar 08, 23:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You should also point out Deacons bass playing. Particularly on The Millionaire Waltz.

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Posted: 22 Mar 08, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

it all depends on what kind of music taste your friend has.
it's nearly pointless to make him listen to the killer queen solo if he's a speed metal fan ;)
in this case give him "cyborg" from the "another world" cd

fortunately Brian is a complete guitarist, with high technique in many guitar styles


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Posted: 23 Mar 08, 00:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's a good point, I should probably say what sort of music he's into... Led Zepplin, ACDC, Guns 'N' Roses, Foo Fighters, David Bowie etc...


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Posted: 23 Mar 08, 03:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Meloncholy Blues

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Posted: 23 Mar 08, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hitman wrote:

it all depends on what kind of music taste your friend has.
it's nearly pointless to make him listen to the killer queen solo if he's a speed metal fan ;)
in this case give him "cyborg" from the "another world" cd


But if someone isn't open to listening to new musical styles, is their opinion really that worthwhile in the first place?



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Posted: 23 Mar 08, 13:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

invisible man is porbable his greatest ever work

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Posted: 24 Mar 08, 06:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hi Sir GH!I think he might be very open, yet he could have favourite genres...
so i would feed him in first place with Under Pressure ehehe since he likes Bowie!!
then you should get from the Menheim 86 bootleg "immigrant song"
and put in the compilaiton also stuff from the 70s
a night at the opera, a day at the races, queen 2, queen, Sheer heart attack...
what do you think?
i thik if he has a weak for hard rock he will fall in love with Brian's riffs ;)

and The Hitman as bonus track ;)


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