How to play No Violins from Roger Taylor’s solo album Fun In Space
In this video we look at how to strum and play this track on acoustic guitar.
Fun in Space is the debut album by English musician Roger Taylor, released on 18 April 1981 in the UK and 9 May in the US. The album peaked at number 18 in the British charts, while it performed poorly upon its US release.
The album was recorded in between legs of Queen’s tours for The Game and Flash Gordon albums. Taylor wrote, produced, sang and performed all of the songs himself.
The albums credits state “P.P.S. 157 synthesizers”, a joke referring to Queen’s usual statement of “No synthesisers”.
“Future Management” was issued as a single in Europe while “Let’s Get Crazy” was released in the US. The album was re-released as a digitally remastered CD in 1996.
How to play Jealousy by Queen from the 1978 album Jazz
Written and sang by Freddie Mercury is a mainly piano piece.
In this video we look at how to play this lesser known Queen track on acoustic guitar.
Chords taken directly from the Queen Complete Works Volume 1 songbook
The song has been released as a single only in six countries US, Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, and USSR,but failed to chart anywhere. The single was the first and last single of the band in the USSR. In the USSR B-side of the single was “Don’t Stop Me Now” but in other countries the B-side was “Fun It”. In 1980 the song has been included to the list of songs for 1980 Summer Olympics games which was celebrated in Moscow.
“Jealousy” was penned by Mercury and features May playing his Hairfred acoustic guitar placing small pieces of piano wire under the frets to produce the “buzzing” effect of a sitar. This effect had already been used on “White Queen (As It Began)”, from Queen II. All vocals were recorded by Mercury.