Learn the "Bohemian Rhapsody" Solo from Brian May Himself

The Queen guitarist took to Instagram to show fans how to play the legendary solo.
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Back in 1983, Star Licks Productions - famous for its in-depth instructional videos featuring well-known musicians - released an episode featuring Queen's Brian May.

In it, May - Red Special in hand - discussed his equipment and techniques, and demonstrated a number of his most famous guitar solos. Now, 37 years later - and with many parts of the world on near-total lockdown due to the coronavirus - May has taken to Instagram to offer another awesome, in-depth tutorial.

In the video above, May teaches viewers how to play his soaring, instantly recognizable "Bohemian Rhapsody" solo.

"This spontaneously turned into a Star Licks type tutorial - as an experiment, really," May said on Instagram. "I don’t think I’ll ever try to do it this way again, though - because it was ridiculously time-consuming trying to put it all up on IG ‘Stories.' Here’s a very rough potted version for posterity."

Here's hoping that his initial difficulties don't mean that this will be the only Instagram tutorial May posts!