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Learn to play Death On Two Legs – Queen

My Dad had really good taste in music, Queen, Pink Floyd, Cream, loads of really good stuff. I remember the first time I heard A Night At The Opera, one of my all time favourite albums… it was on cassette, I had to keep rewinding it to listen to this song over and over again. I’ve always wanted to to do a version of this song but it felt too big. I would try and then put the guitar down and then try again a few months later. A few years passed and then Lockdown #1 came…. it felt kinda appropriate.

Now I’m no Brian May, and I don’t have a band, and I’m not Freddie… so if you’re a Queen purist then you probably want to look away right now… But I LOVE playing this and I think it’s a pretty good version. I don’t care that no one ever seems to know it on the street, or that when people do they want to stand and talk to you about Queen for half an hour (You know, I’d love to but I’ve got a living to earn and no one chucks money in the case for me standing around chatting) .

So,anyway, click below for the chords and lyric sheet and have I go. Enjoy!

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Learn to play Only You – Yazoo

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This tutorial its great for beginners and more experienced guitarists alike. It’s such a great song and has been covered many time; this is my version. If you haven’t been playing long but have a few chords under your fingers then it’ll be perfect for you to have a go at and you’ll learn a descending bass line on the guitar too.

Click below for the lyrics and chord sheet. Enjoy

only you

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How to play…..

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The simple answer is every single day, even if only for 5 minutes.  I’m missing playing on the street but enjoying playing at home.  I’m worried about many things,  most of which I can’t do anything about. One of the things I worry about is that I might forget all the songs I play …. so I play a few every day. I’ve made a list… this is probably most of them.  If you would like me to do a tutorial on how I play any of these, leave a comment.

Sunny : It Must Be Love : Gold : True : Copacabana

Boarderline : Stayin Alive : Ever Fallen in Love with some (you shouldn’t have)

Mercy : All Of Me : Here You Come Again : Tainted Love : I Will Survive:

Somebody to Love : Bat Out Of Hell : How Deep Is Your Love

The Female Of The Species : Sway : Marlene On The Wall : Yes Sir I Can Boogie

Should I Stay Or Should I Go : Englishman in New York : Crazy : Play the Game

How Deep Is Your Love :  Kiss From A Rose : True Colours : If I Can’t Have You

Fall At Your Feet : Back To Black : Merry Christmas, Everyone : All Cried Out

I Fall In Love Too Easily : I Dreamed A Dream : Love Of My Life : Live it up

Anyone Who Had A Heart : Love Me Or Leave Me : The Day Before You Came

The Power of Love : Autumn Leaves : Love Me Or Leave Me : Jealous Guy

These Days : The Pretender : Last Christmas : I’m A Fool / You Do Something

Last Night I dreamt / Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want : Save Me

Nature Boy : Moon Over Bourbon Street : Jackie : Pipes of Peace :Chain Reaction

Red Light (Spells Danger) : Eloise : Live it up :The only living boy in New York

She Used To Be Mine : Golden Brown : Sound Of Silence :9-5 :No More Lonely Nights

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How to play…. No More Lonely Nights

while we are all at home with the Covid-19 lock down, I thought I would share with you how I play some of my songs.  If you’ve heard me play you’ll know that I don’t play exact copies of the songs but do my own arrangements; if you want to learn how to play exactly like it is on the record, you best go somewhere else.

Anyway, I’m going to kick off with – No More Lonely Nights by Paul McCartney. I love this song and it took me a while to get my head around how to play it as there’s the weird bit at the end. I decided to leave that bit out. Here is the written version of the chords

No More Lonely Nights Chords and Lyrics