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Posted: 13 Apr 04, 11:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Question for all you Queenzoner musicians out there:

Which Queen song has the hardest/Trickiest solo to play?

Here's my top 5 Tricky Queen solos:

1. Dead on Time
2. The Invisible Man
3. Stone Cold Crazy
4. Tapping intro to Gimme the Prize
5. Chromatic run on Innuendo (the spanish guitar by Steve Howe)

How bout yours?


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Posted: 13 Apr 04, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mine are probably:

1 The Invisible Man
2 Bohemian Rhapsody – The part just before the operatic bit
3 Dead On Time
4 Death On Two Legs
5 Seven Seas Of Rhye


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Posted: 13 Apr 04, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

defo the invisible man. doesnt seem to be anything but bri just going nuts.


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Posted: 13 Apr 04, 13:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Anything he plays, cuz I cant play guitar worth a shit ^^


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Posted: 13 Apr 04, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Death On Two Legs
Gimme The Prize
Stone Cold Crazy
Put Out The Fire
Bijou
Leroy Brown
Dead On Time
It's Late
Princes Of The Universe
Brighton Rock
...


Brian told once in an interview which one was the most challenging guitar solo for him. Can't remember which, but it was not a in Queen song.

The trickiest solos I were able to learn (so-so) was "You And I" and "...Black Queen"

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Posted: 13 Apr 04, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Princes Of The Universe
Gimmie The Prize
Dead On Time
Bijou (really hard to get the feeling)
Its Late
Invisible Man (with a sixpence)

Didn't Brian have trouble playing one of Eddie Van Halen's tapping greats, whereas Ed struggled with Its Late?


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Posted: 13 Apr 04, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Headlong, Flick of the Wrist, Brighton Rock, Dragon Attack (especially where the rythm & lead tracks switch), Hammer to Fall, I Go Crazy


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Posted: 13 Apr 04, 15:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always thought Breakthru was pretty complex.


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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 01:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PD: I think the solo Brian mentioned was from "Garden of sound(s?)". Don't know what it is, so it could be a song or a band.


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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the invisible man solo for me it's the trickiest



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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 08:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

PD and STL: I also remember that interview, and I'm sure that the song / solo he mentioned as being the most complex he ever played was never released.
Quite a clever reply, because now no-one can judge how demanding his most difficult solo really is.


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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He said he always had problems with the first Bo Rhap solo :)


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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YEah, there is those ascending guitar runs in Breakthru which you have to be quick at playing. Those gave me some trouble when i first tried to play it with the record. The hard part to brian's playin is that he hits every single note dead on by playing with the sixpence!


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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bijou for sure..and Gimme the Prize..the end part where it sounds like he's playing along side bagpipes..I'm sure it's just Roger breathing.


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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 11:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"He said he always had problems with the first Bo Rhap solo :)"

You mean, the runs before the "nothing really matters" part, I assume? Almost every live version has a perfect solo before the opera section.

It's surprising that nobody's mentioned Was It All Worth It. That solo has some great major runs that go right across the top 5 strings, doing a F, D/F#, G, E/G#, A... walking bass kind of progression. Always loved that one.

And I've always loved the double-tracked tapping bit in I Was Born To Love You.


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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 14:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it was Somebody To Love which he had trouble with. The GHIII version is great, just a shame that it is overdubbed over the true FM tribute version :-(

The very first solo I learnt to play aswell!


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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 16:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone know which soundgarden song brian played on? I haven't heard it, but apparently it was a kick ass solo.


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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

kick arse solo i mean


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Posted: 14 Apr 04, 22:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"I think it was Somebody To Love which he had trouble with. "

are you sure? Thats one of the easiers ones


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Posted: 15 Apr 04, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last night I was listening to the Scandal 12" remix for the first time in years, and not only is there a bit of extra guitar which I never remembered hearing before, but in that extra bit Bri does an incredible run that I would definitely rank in the top 3, if not the top, of the technically most difficult things he's done.

Check it out - it was around the 5 minute mark I think.


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