Stone Cold Crazy Guitar Lesson – Queen

In this Stone Cold Crazy guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play this classic by Queen note-for-note.

Brain May created one of the greatest guitar riffs in recorded history for the main riff to "Stone Cold Crazy". For many, this is the very first thrash metal song ever written. It also goes to show just how varied and unique Queen's musical output was. From thrash metal to the operatic to the soft romantic ballads, they left no stone unturned.

This incredible opening riff moves very fast and can be a bit of a challenge to get up to speed. Try to lock into the groove and the feel of the riff first before ramping up the speed. That will make it much easier in the long run.

The solo is drenched with long delays, multi tracked guitars and cool stereo effects, but I have broken it down phrase-by-phrase and will show you something similar to what Brian May plays live.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this challenging Queen classic!


Stone Cold Crazy Guitar Lesson - Queen


  1. Frank Montalti on June 1, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Carl, great lesson from a great teacher for a great song from a great band!!!

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