Somebody To Love Guitar Lesson – Queen – Acoustic

In this Somebody To Love guitar lesson video series, I will show you how to play all of the chords for this much loved Queen classic from their 1976 album A Day At The Races on acoustic guitar and then demonstrate how to play Brian May's solo for electric guitar. This first video lesson will cover all of the chords of the song.

I am basing this chord arrangement off of Brian May's live acoustic version and the piano chords from the original recording. I think this combination helps recreate the original recording the best way possible while still making the song relatively easy to play.

The tuning is standard tuning with a capo at the 1st fret. This keeps the barre chords to a minimum.

Throughout most of "Somebody To Love", you will see a lot of the same chord progressions with slight variations through the different sections. The once difference to that is during the bridge when some additional chords are introduced and that is also where the barre chords will appear, although they are just basic barre chords.

In the second video lesson, I will begin by performing the solo in full. Then I will break the solo down for you phrase-by-phrase to make it as easy to learn as possible. Brian May has some very cool licks in this one!

I hope you guys enjoy learning this great Queen classic.


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Somebody To Love Guitar Lesson - Queen - Acoustic

Somebody To Love Guitar Lesson - Solo


  1. Frank Montalti on November 13, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Great song!, Please do a solo lesson. Thanks

  2. George Kerr on November 17, 2018 at 5:42 am

    I love the lesson. Looking forward to others. Please consider ’39.

  3. Frank Montalti on November 18, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Carl, once again you are the Man!!!!

  4. Frank Montalti on November 18, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Yes 39!

  5. Tommy on January 10, 2022 at 9:34 am

    Wow carl, just wow on the choice…
    tommy rad

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