ExamplE BRIAN MAY ACOUSTIC STYLE
[Bar 1] This descending triad sequence is a common idea in Brian’s acoustic playing and shows a guitarist who has spent a good amount of time learning how everything sits on the fretboard, harmony wise.
[Bar 9] adding melody to chords is another sophisticated Brian device. start witGhUa If iT rA st R-fin T gE erCb Ha rN re IQ onUt Eh eS1s2tf7re0t and then release the Sb ta ur ra er ftr' os mA thceo fi ur st tic string at the end of this bar, to create a more conventional pBoRwIeAr
[Bar 12] as with much of Queen’s writing, Brian’s acoustic work has some great, unexpected twists such asbthis move from a standard d Major chord to a d Minor with a flattened 5th (a note) in this bar - a great example of using chords to create tension. [Bar 15] another example of melody within chords in the next few bars and of the technique Brian uses in love Of My life.