How to make your own Bohemian Rhapsody

Bohemian Rhapsody, of almost 6 minutes duration is the song by Queen from the 70s that is now a 2 hour 15 minutes movie about Queen in 2018. Themed as an operatic-rock ballad, the song consists of eclectic parts: an intro, a ballad, an opera, a hard rock piece and a reflective coda. In the beginning, you can listen to the ballad part accompanied by the piano and bass guitarist John Deacon. You can feel the ‘Mercury Rising’ through your ears when Indo-Parsi turned British artiste Freddie Mercury starts singing “I’m just a poor boy from a poor family” and transcends the lyrics to a higher octave with “Mamma Mia, Mamma Mia, let me go.” Soon after Brian May lifts the tune with his guitar solo in true metal style. Drummer Roger Taylor’s tempo modulation can be heard in the middle of the song as well.

A biopic on Queen, the band, their music and a flashback into the life of their lead vocalist Freddie Mercury has released in the UK on 24 October and in the US on 2 November, it is yet to be released in India. In celebration of the band Queen, their music and the upcoming movie, Furtados tells you how to make your own Bohemian Rhapsody inspired styled sound kit for your band.

Bohemian Rhapsody styled sound kit.
  • Steinway Grand Piano – This piano was played by Freddie Mercury at studio recordings. You can select from our high-quality range of Boston and Essex grand pianos.
  • Fender Precision Bass or Fender P-Bass – This Bass Guitar was made famous by John Deacon. An alternate to this would be the Gibson SG Bass.
  • Drum Kit – Go with our Mapex or Pearl Drum kit and add Zildjian Cymbals + an AKG mic to the kit.
  • PRS SE Electric Guitar – Like Brian May’s guitar, this Paul Reed Smith (PRS) guitar has three single-coil pickups and a trem. Pick this as the best alternative to May’s homebuilt guitar.

Buy the above music gear, kit and mic from Furtados

Photography
Queen Archives
Anand Roy | Furtados

Video Trailer:
20th Century Fox

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