Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Queen & Adam Lambert Live Newcastle Arena 2015 One Vision I Want It All Another One Bites The Dust

I was fortunate enough to be right at the front of the stage at the kick off of Queen & Adam Lambert UK tour at the Newcastle Arena

We queued at 2pm and even waited in the snow but it was well worth it.

Awesome beginning as Brian May silhouetted behind massive curtain. As the curtain drops the band kick off One Vision I Want It All and Another One Bites The Dust 

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Queen & Adam Lambert Newcastle Arena 2015 Fog On The Tyne Love of My Life

Queen & Adam Lambert Newcastle Arena 2015  Fog On The Tyne  Love of My Life which features Freddie Mercury on the big screen

Brian May also mentions when Queen played the Newcastle City Hall in the 70s

It was quite emotional to see Brian May play Love of My Life with Freddie on the big screen singing the song from footage from Live At Wembley

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Monday, 5 January 2015

How To Play Queen - Bijou - Guitar Tutorial - with guitar tablature

How to play Bijou intro by Queen from the 1991 Innuendo album.

Guitar Tab link :

In this video we look at the intro played by Brian May on the famous Red Special guitar.

"Bijou" was an idea Mercury and May had of making a song "inside-out" (having guitar doing the verses and the vocal doing the break). Mercury put the chords, title and lyrics, and the two of them worked on the guitar parts. Mercury sang the first line and then May transferred the melody to his Red Special. The song was finished without any input from Taylor or Deacon. The idea was not new and already used by Yes on their song "Soon". May later credited Jeff Beck's 1989 song "Where Were You" as the inspiration for 'Bijou'. In 2008, Queen + Paul Rodgers performed this song in their shows of the Rock the Cosmos Tour by May playing the verse live and then having Mercury's studio vocals play while a screen showed footage from the band's famous Wembley concert in 1986, with the visuals put in sync with the tape. Afterwards the Mercury part would fade out and May would lead into "Last Horizon".

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How To Play Queen - Hang On In There - Guitar Tutorial - with guitar tab

How to play Hang On In There by Queen which was a B-Side to I Want It All and one the extra tracks on The Miracle CD from 1989

I've taken the intro chords from the Queen Complete Songbook

As there are differing opinions and options for how to play the intro.

Ive included guitar tablature to make learning this easier.

For me this is some classic Brian May guitar riffs interacting with the piano and a much over looked Queen track

This song was written by all four band members, and features May playing both acoustic and electric guitars, as well as keyboards, a job he shared with Mercury, who also plays piano. The song originally appeared as the B-side to the "I Want It All" single. In the song, Mercury hits an E5 twice. In the middle of the song just when the guitar riff comes and Mercury sings "hang on in there" twice, it is replied each time with a harmonised "hang on in there"; the first response are the multitracked vocals by May only, the second - a similar vocals purely by Taylor.

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How To Play Queen - Let Me In Your Heart Again - Guitar Solo - with guitar tab

How to play on guitar the solo from  Let Me In (Your Heart Again) found on the new Queen Forever album of 2014

In this tutorial we look at this classic sounding Brian May guitar solo.

I've added guitar tab to the screen to make learning easier.

In an August 2014 podcast with Eddie Trunk, May also confirmed that another out-take from The Works, "Let Me in Your Heart Again", recorded in Los Angeles in 1983, would also be included on the new album. The song was previously recorded and released by May's wife Anita Dobson on her album Talking of Love in 1988, featuring May on guitar. The Queen version is confirmed to include all four members of the band.

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