Killer Queen Guitar Lesson – Queen

In this Killer Queen guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this incredible song by the incomparable Queen in it's entirety.

The tuning in standard tuning.

For the first part of this tutorial, I will show you how to play all of the chords on acoustic guitar. Since the song was originally performed mostly on piano, it will require us play a lot of barre chords across the full range of the guitar.

This makes Killer Queen a great guitar chord workout. Along the way, I will also show you some of the guitar fills that Brian May plays.

Speaking of those Brian May guitar parts, there are many guitar tracks with harmonized lines and counterpoint all over the place. So I will try and incorporate the most important of those guitar lines, like he usually performs them live but without all of the harmony work.

In the second part of the video I will take you note-for-note through Brian May's incredible guitar solo. There are a lot of challenging licks in this solo from the precise pre-bends to fast ascending pull-offs. However, the solo stays very musical throughout making is more memorable and easier to learn.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this Queen classic as much as I did putting this lesson together!


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Killer Queen Guitar Lesson - Queen


  1. Frank Montalti on December 7, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    Awesome lesson for an awesome song from an awesome band. I’d love to see a lesson on fantastic Brian May solo.

  2. Frank Montalti on December 7, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Oops. You did the solo. Thanks please ignore previous post

    • Carl Brown on December 7, 2018 at 3:21 pm

      Thanks Frank! Yeah I am trying to put everything together in one video these days. It seems YouTube prefers that. 🙂

      Glad you like the lesson!


  3. Teddy Stern on February 5, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Hey mate-

    Really love the videos. I’ve learned so many songs through your work and for that I really want to thank you. You offer some of the clearest, most concise lessons anywhere on the internet, and I’ve also never been able to think of a song to play you could help on. Well, until now. See, I’ve been listening to some more Queen music, and one of the songs I’ve heard that I really love the guitar on is Headlong. The problem is, no one is teaching it on the web. I was wondering if, since you seem to like Queen, you’d consider teaching it. I’d even be willing to pay- that’s how much I love this song. If you did, could you focus some attention on the solo as it’s quite tricky? Really hoping for this!


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