Full Access Members Only

Strange But It's True: Bridge Crunch


Get Full Access Today To Learn

I Want To Break Free

Plus 11,000 More Guitar Lessons.

Product Cost Lessons Instructors Instructor Help New Lessons Return Policy
Guitar Tricks $19.95 11,000+ 45 Instructors Yes Yes, Weekly 60 Days
Guitar Dvd's $30 - $60 20 - 30 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Guitar Books $20 - $40 30 - 40 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Other Sites $20 - $40 100 - 500 1-5 Instructor Sometimes Sometimes 3-7 Days
In-person $40 - $80 1 Hour 1 Instructor Yes Yes No
The crunch guitar returns for the bridge section with a tasty single note motif and some power chords. Notice the triplet feel of the lick, and really dig into the notes. Brian May has a distinct style when playing single notes - it's very expressive, and uses light palm muting and artificial pick harmonics.

Once we get into the bridge, we're playing the chord progression using wide open power chords. You can be aggressive here, as the dynamic has ramped up as compared to the verse sections. Notice the palm muted chugging on the C# chords, giving some texture to the section.

There's a cool 16th note pull-off lick that ends the section, using the A, G#, and E notes to give an Esus4 sound.
Open In New Window
lesson notation