Learn to play ukulele : How to Play the Bohemian Rhapsody Guitar Solo Part 1

How to Play the Bohemian Rhapsody Guitar Solo Part 1

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The Bohemian Rhapsody Guitar Solo (Queen) is essentially broken down into 4 main parts. 

Here is part one

----8b--8------------------------------------------------
-6-----------18----18-----------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------
----------------10------5--7---8---5--7---8---8b------

The second note in this sequence is 8 on the A string and you bend the note. You bend the A string slightly before you strike the note.
You then continue bending it and keep holding the note until the string is back in its origional position, and immediately after you strike
the same note again.

For the next note, you must be using a uke that has an 18th fret, because that is the correct note to play next, in a close pitch. You
immediately slide up to the 18th on the E followed by a 10 on the G back to 18 on the A.

Next, one of the most recognized parts of the song comes up. On the G string in this order 5,7,8, 5,7,8, 8b.
Make sue that you get a large bend on the last note, like in the song.

 



Enjoy! Look for the next parts on how to play this solo in the upcomming days!

Lesson by , 08 Oct 2012

Comments (3)

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Hasmat avatar
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*Grunt* my uke doesn't have 18 frets. Oh well.
30 Mar 2016
tozwah avatar
This is just what I wanted!!!

Thanks!
18 Oct 2012
Zachtip avatar
Awesome, can't wait to try it.
09 Oct 2012