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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What in your opinion is the best piano part in any Queen song. For me it has to be It's A Hard Life... how about the rest of you?

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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 06:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Somebody To Love


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because I'm an asshole but I'm learning.



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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 06:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie's piano is just fantastic and it makes Queen's music so special. Well but if we talk about the best part...how about the introduction of the Seven Seas of Rhye?

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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The middle section of "Love of my life" - even my father, who is a classical musician, is quite impressed by this passage.


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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 06:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It shows his skills and his wonderful sense of melody.


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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 06:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Death On Two Legs, especially after I heard the story of Freddies bleeding fingers.

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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 07:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In addition to the fabulous examples already mentioned...I'd like to add Don't Stop me Now. Especially when they come into Brian's solo. It's just so full of energy and so much fun to listen to.


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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me, hands down, it's Don't Stop Me Now.
I also love the piano in Somebody to Love and Just You and I.


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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My Melancholy Blues - it shows Freddie's skills in different styles of piano-playing.

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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 07:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brimon wrote:

I like Death On Two Legs, especially after I heard the story of Freddies bleeding fingers.


Yikes! I never heard that before. What's the story?


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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Robin wrote:

Brimon wrote:

I like Death On Two Legs, especially after I heard the story of Freddies bleeding fingers.


Yikes! I never heard that before. What's the story?



I've never heard about it either. Instead I've heard the story (I don't remember who was telling it... Brian?) about Freddie's bleeding ears... When they were recording vocals, Freddie was singing with such anger and the music in his headphones was playing so loud that after he had finished, his ears starded to bleed...


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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 08:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah... you've got some good comments there!!

How about adding something new to the mix - best solo piano part for Freddie and Brian?

For me it's got to be:

FM - Exercises in Free Love
BM - TMLWKY

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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 08:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, but going back to the question, the best piano parts are for me intro of "Death On Two Legs", also intro of "Seven Seas of Rhye', "Somebody To Love", very easy but nice and recognizable piano part in "Bohemian Rhapsody". I also love "My Melancholy Blues", "Love Of My Life" and "Sail Away Sweet Sister".


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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 08:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Somebody To Love

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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 10:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My favourites are Love Of My Life (the accelerando solo) and the intro of Lap Of The Gods. I also like a lot Melancholy Blues, it isn`t difficult but the way he performed it (both studio and concerts) is marvelous.


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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I always like the happy stuff like Leroy Brown, Seaside Rendezvous and GOFLB. Great piano.


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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 11:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We've had some dang good ones mentioned here. But what about Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy? Maybe not the BEST, but certainly one of, if not the most, charming and enjoyable.

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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 11:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bohemian Rhapsody
Somebody To Love
No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young)
It's A Hard Life
Too Much Love Will Kill You


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

Didn't they all play piano?
I'd have to say for Fred It's SSOR & Bo Rap. Bri: TMLWKY. John: Spread Your Wings?


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Posted: 22 Nov 04, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm pretty sure Spread Your Wings was Freddie. Looking at John's hands in the video where he is "playing" the piano, it's clear he doesn't really know what he's doing.