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Posted: 17 Jun 06, 07:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just wonder, I'm not a musician (well, only a beginner) my self, but which Queen-song is the most difficult to play? One song/instrument, so.... Which song on drums? Guitar? Bass?



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Posted: 17 Jun 06, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i play guitar and bass so i cant give an opinion on the drums
bass - the millionaire waltz; quite a difficult piece to play without making mistakes and very fast.

Guitar - for me, of the songs i have played on guitar i'd say bohemian rhapsody with its hard runs at the end or Killer queen has some very tricky parts in it.


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Posted: 17 Jun 06, 15:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm, well I find some songs like Nevermore difficult to learn to play by ear... :S It just doesn't sound like Freddie's piano playing.


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Posted: 17 Jun 06, 17:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My nephew plays guitar and he can play really good for him My Bijou on drums my daughter can play most anything R.T can play hes her fav drummer with Keith Moon!


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Posted: 17 Jun 06, 18:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Now I'm Here is a little tricky to play on the drums!!!


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Posted: 17 Jun 06, 18:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great king rat sounds kinda difficult on drums, but i don't know....

Piano, yeah, forgot that... Death on two legs is kinda hard, right??


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Posted: 17 Jun 06, 18:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No Queen music has a particularly hard piano part, in my opinion.

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Posted: 17 Jun 06, 22:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No Queen songs are that hard on drums. SHA is a bit of a challenge with its speed but its not really a problem.


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Posted: 18 Jun 06, 01:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've been a drummer for over 20 years, and no most of RT's stuff is pretty cut and dry, with a few exceptions here and there. On guitar (yes I play that too), rhythmically alot of the stuff isn't challenging, but good luck on the leads...as you ARE trying to get that Brian May sound out on your guitar. Lots of patience...if you can, pick up the Classic Queen tab book if you can find a music store that still carries the damn thing!! That's a good place to start...


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Posted: 18 Jun 06, 01:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No, throw the tab books out the window. Do it by ear, and by feel.


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Posted: 18 Jun 06, 01:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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The middle part of BoRhap is hell on piano. The version I have has 6 note chords in one hand. And they change every beat.


(counts fingers)

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Posted: 18 Jun 06, 06:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd go with Millionaire Waltz for both bass and piano if we're speaking about full songs.

Guitar - Innuendo (Steve's parts)

Drums - Sweet Lady and/or Dead On Time. Brighton Rock's quite difficult as well.

Synths - Most of the keyboard parts were actually easy to play (including Was It All Worth It orchestral break), but some sounds would have been perhaps a little tricky to get. Not very advanced anyway, because none of the band members were very technical with synth-programming. I think the pad on 'Thank God It's Christmas' must have taken a long time to work out, but obviously the golden medal goes to the demolition athmosphere in 'Machines'.


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Posted: 18 Jun 06, 07:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say pretty much any song with Freddie's piano playing in it is extremely hard to learn to play by ear. Does anyone know where I can get the sheet music?


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Posted: 18 Jun 06, 10:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'd say for guitar that "Save Me" has an 'easy' solo to learn and play, but you really have to get the tone and emotion just perfect for that song. To be honest, I don't even really _feel_ it on Brian's live performance at the Bowl.


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Posted: 18 Jun 06, 12:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

.sheer.heart.attack. wrote:

<font color=pink>The Millionaire Waltz wrote:

Does anyone know where I can get the sheet music?


www.freepianosheets.com

It has heaps of Queen and it's all FREE!!!



Thanks, that's awesome! I really appreciate it.


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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 15:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I play a lot of Queens music on piano. Everyone thinks Bohemian Rhapsody is hardest to play, but it is actually an Intermediate Piece.

I have found the Baroque style harpsichord in Fairyfellers Masterstroke is very difficult to reproduce in the Style Freddie plays it.

Also, the NATO version of Love of My Life has an piano interlude in the middle which can be difficult to play.

The more you listen to to Freddies playing and style the easier it is to reproduce. I must have listened to Bo Rhap for hours upon hours just to picture in my mind, how the song was being played and what was involved.


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Posted: 22 Jun 06, 16:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It really isn't that hard with Bo Rhap, I've managed to learn to play the core of the song by ear, and it doesn't sound much different from Freddie's playing.


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Posted: 23 Jun 06, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=pink>The Millionaire Waltz wrote:

It really isn't that hard with Bo Rhap, I've managed to learn to play the core of the song by ear, and it doesn't sound much different from Freddie's playing.


You brag! You dont even have any finger§!


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