Brian May Artist Study: Welcome

In this tutorial we're going to study the guitar tone and playing style of the legendary guitarist Brian May.

May's unique & individualistic guitar playing style and music has inspired many players. His style was a key component of the unique, instantly identifiable sound of Queen. May’s playing was a great combination of powerful, but always melodic rhythm playing, along with melodic lead lines and guitar harmonies that sound like a whole orchestra of singing electric guitars!

Today we're going to study May’s playing style by breaking it down into several key factors, learn what makes it special and then learn to play some riffs and licks in his style!

This tutorial will cover his gear and tone, his melodic approach to
riffs, major scale licks, guitar harmonies, and using a delay effect to create a guitar orchestra. So let’s check it out!