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Keep Passing The Open Windows – Queen – Guitar Solo Lesson

In this video we look at the Brian May guitar solo from the 1984 Queen album The Works

In the key of F

Ive added guitar tablature to the screen.

Played on The Red Special the beginning is is slide guitar. In this video we look at playing it with our fingers.

I slowed the track down to work out the fast overlapping run.

“Keep Passing the Open Windows” is The Works’s seventh track, and was written by Mercury in 1983 for the film version of The Hotel New Hampshire, based on a novel by John Irving. The phrase is mentioned on a number of occasions throughout the film and was, according to the opening credits, also co-produced by the band’s manager Jim Beach, who changed it in order to suit the album mood better. Mercury played piano and synths and wrote the lyrics after reading the quote in the book.

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