Brian May: trechos de clássicos do Queen de perto e mais

Neste período único que estamos vivendo, muitos artistas estão nos brindando com diversos conteúdos especiais. B-Side nos brindou com um excelente post sobre.

São exemplos Paul Stanley, que vem trazendo trechos e histórias de certos momentos do Kiss e os bastidores da criação de alguns clássicos da banda (estou colocando nos posts da brilhante Discografia Kiss que temos), ou o MetallicA, trazinendo um show completo toda segunda-feira, as 21h00 de Brasília, em seu canal do YouTube e fanpage do Facebook – ainda que não faça muito “sentido”, confesso que dá uma sensação de “ao vivo”, como se fosse um festival acontecendo agora e a gente vendo pela TV. Estamos aqui falando, claro, de sensações apenas, afinal, a qualquer momento pode-se ver um show completo hoje no “VocêTubo”.

Queria destacar e achei que merecia até um post o que Brian Harold May vem fazendo. Brian, como alguns daqui devem saber, deve ser um dos músicos mais ativos de mídias audiovisuais que estão por aí. Ele realmente é um “bom viciado” e está sempre trazendo a opinião dele sobre várias coisas, não apenas música.

Nas últimas semanas, e imagino que ainda vem muito por aí, ele vem postando o que ele está chamando de #Microconcert na conta dele no Instagram. Como o próprio nome sugere, são pequenos trechos de clássicos sendo executados “de perto” pelo próprio genial guitarrista, sendo uma oportunidade interessante, ao meu ver, de conferir as guitarras de perto, a forma/talento dele em tocar cada trecho, ou seja, os guitarristas de plantão, liderados pelo mestre B-Side aqui, poderão conferir, entender e falar muito melhor que eu por aqui. Há riffs, solos, covers, um pouco de tudo.

Aos leigos como eu, também trata-se de ótima oportunidade de ver May em ação, em detalhe, de sua casa, sem pressão, sem uma “equipe profissional” por trás, uma coisa mais genuína, trazendo também nos comentários de cada postagem alguns detalhes interessantes sobre cada música.

Selecionei alguns exemplos e procurarei trazer mais via comentários para registro.

“So, folks” (ele sempre começa assim), vamos lá:

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In my living room at home – where else ?! I seem to have most all my usual channels to entertain you … so maybe here on IG is the place to perform micro concerts across the ether. Is that a good plan ? This is my contribution to the Common Good tonight. A raw cheer-up outburst. Living Room Rock ! IG-ROCK ! Is this the future ? To all you folks out there feeling as disorientated as I do – let’s isolate together !!! And keep rockin’ together !! OK ? With love. Yours truly – your friendly neighbourhood chap who clearly imagines he’s in Hawaii !!! Apologies for the annoying opening ‘So’ – yes, I know. But my this was a big ‘SO !’ – so maybe I can be forgiven. It will be the last one – I promise. Thanks to LYNN from Hawaii for the colourful attire. Bri

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Well, have to admit I wasn’t in the mood for analysis tonight. Just wanted to connect. And I have to acknowledge I was helped in this broadcast by a couple of Grey Goose and Tonics – courtesy of my lady wife. Of course I did get lucky in securing the services of the Best Barmaid In the World !! Maybe I will persuade her to photo-bomb me in a future MicroConcierto ! Happy Saturday folks … IS it Saturday ?!! Who knows ? All the days are starting to feel the same now. It’s a bit like being ON TOUR !!! 😂😂😂 Take care out there. And I MEAN TAKE CARE. Remember the statistics – every physical interaction you DON’T have improves your chances of survival to see us play some day !!! Oops – did I say that ?!! ISOLATE YOURSELVES – NOW ! make it hard for the bastard coronavirus to find you !!! And even harder for it to get to your family. #dontstopusnow #microconcert Bri .

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I was talking at the beginning, but I think you can have too much talking !! Hope you’re OK out there and working on the acceptance and courage thing – the Serenity Prayer (previous post) which I find to be so powerful. Some of you asked for this tune – Last Horizon – and this time – for the first time – up very close and with no backing … hope it tickles your fancy. OK !! Ready for another week’s bad news ?!! 😝 let’s just accept for now. I still feel anger at the timid and slow way the pandemic has been handled – but anger gets me nowhere. We just have to smile and live another day to the full. We can’t be just postponing living till the CoronaVirus has gone. Postponing the OLD way of living – YES !! Love to you all. 💥💥💥💥 Just want to say thank you all for your amazing response to my micro-concerting activities. I never expected such a great connection. It’s inspiring to me. Your comments are shaping me – making me understand better what I have to offer. And it makes me feel useful !!! 😌 Bri

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Don’t even THINK of watching this if you’re not interested in guitars, Queen music , or musings on the CoronaVirus. This is the conclusion of my MicroConcert of last night – which veers off into a Star Lick tutorial. And some noodling. And some concluding thoughts about the situation we’re all in, as humans, right now. THANKS so much for the comments you’ve sent me about these guitar Microcosms – it’s actually taught me a lot in terms of what I have to offer and what I might be doing with it in order to maximise its effect. We all need to be aware of the effect we have on those around us – if we have time to stop and listen. We all need a mirror. Take care dear folks – Bri

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The Shadows excited and inspired us all when I was a teenager. I haven’t attempted this old school method of multi tracking for over 50 years. Me and my pal Dave Dilloway used to do this stuff together using the tape recorders of the day. Dave is sadly long gone now, but I have his acoustic guitar thanks to his kindness – the one I used on “The Night Comes Down” and “Jealousy” among others. Tonight instead of a tape recorder I recorded my rhythm part on the lap top – and then played along to it, live into the iPhone camera. Fun ! Who needs multitrack machines ?!! This tune is intriguing to me because it’s a minor melody played over a major chord sequence. Hank Marvin’s delivery was always incisive and immaculate. The sound inimitable. I learned so much from him. Bri

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A favourite John Lennon song – from the fabulous Beatles ‘Help’ album. An easy song to pick up the rhythm guitar part for. Guitar players note that the little finger of the left hand stays on that third fret of the top string almost the whole time !! All through the verses it provides a kind of bell-like clang – and only in the choruses does the top string become free to play a little counter melody. I don’t have an acoustic guitar here in my isolation, so I’ve used an un-amplified electric – a Gibson SG – to me one of the most beautiful guitars ever. It’s keeping me company ! And just fingers – no pick. To me, playing rhythm guitar is a noble art. It’s not all about wheedling ! Laying down a chordal base for a song really takes you into the heart of its structure. 💥💥💥💥 And -Yes – I have obviously lost track of what day it is ! It was like an old-fashioned Sunday in our street today – quiet and deserted – and it will be that way for a long while now, methinks. Unless there are more surprises in store for us. We are in an unknown land now. Cheers all – Bri

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We WILL Rock You !!! – again – given half a chance !!! 😉 Micro Moment #11. This is the riff I get asked about most often. It gets that strange ‘clang’ to it because I’m playing a high ‘A major’ chord as a ‘bar’ on strings 2, 3 and 4, way up at the octave position, but the A-string is not fretted – it’s left behind at the bottom sounding a low open ‘A’. So you get that ‘interference’ between the harmonics of the component notes. Especially with the amp turned up into distortion, as here. I’m not hitting the bottom ‘E’ at all. When we first recorded this, I was determined to break all the rules. Including putting the solo at the end of the song instead of somewhere in the middle ! And having no drums !!! Funny – ironically it became a drum favourite – which makes me very happy ! But the stamps and claps became a trade-mark. Here you can hear the guitar with NOTHING else !!! Cheers ! Bri

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💥💥💥💥 URGENT !! KERRY’s live concert is at 6 pm – not 7 pm – APOLOGIES !!! 💥💥💥💥 A riff for beginners !! I ‘discovered’ this riff on a volcanic ridge in Tenerife as a student living in an observatory hut. I could hear the words in my head “Tie Your Mother Down”. I remember that when Freddie first heard the riff, he liked it. I said “Of course we can’t call it Tie Your Mother Down.‘ He said … “Of course we can!” So then I wrote the rest of this song – about teenage angst !! I’m still a teenager inside, so this still makes perfect sense to me !! Cheers all ! 💥💥💥💥 STAY SAFE OUT THERE. ISOLATE – protect yourself and the human population of Earth. This is deadly serious. WASH HANDS – think carefully where droplets containing the virus may be lurking. Spray everything that enters your life with disinfectant. Keep AT LEAST 6 feet away from any human you encounter apart from the family you live with. Good luck !!! 💥💥💥💥 THANKS for all your incredible responses to my invitation to #JamwithBri – the Hammer to Fall interactions are amazing – I wanna highlight them for everyone – but please use that hashmark to see some fireworks ! Bri

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[ ] ‘ s,

Eduardo.



Categorias:Artistas, Cada show é um show..., Covers / Tributos, Curiosidades, Instrumentos, Kiss, Músicas, MetallicA, Queen, Resenhas, The Beatles

10 respostas

  1. Prato cheio para quem curte a banda, Brian, guitarras , rock and roll, etc…..
    Interessante é ele trazer o máximo de simplicidade, o que se traduz em uma humildade ímpar…
    Bem, é isso que eu sinto por aqui, foi dessa forma que me atingiu em especial.
    Do material, difícil dizer algo que não seja: brilhante! Inclusive a perfomance vocal fazendo um cover dos Beatles.
    As guitarras , bem , aí é chover no molhado….. A Fender com captadores modificados é muito bonita também. A SG com um som natural , sem plugar … E a icônica guitarra Brian May, uma verdadeira obra de arte.

    Obrigado, Eduardo!
    Obrigado, Brian May!

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    • Cara, a construção dos acordes ( maiores e menores , com ” inserções “) mostra um exemplo clássico do que é um guitarrista britânico por essência e nascido no fim dos anos 60 e inicio dos anos 70. Há outras formas de tocar a canção, mas nenhuma terá a classe e o ” berço ” que May mostra.
      Que coisa linda!

      Alexandre

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  2. Com direito a uma mudança do pronome para alinhamento com o momento…

    [ ] ‘ s,

    Eduardo.

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