Brian May’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Solo Is One Of The Best, Polyphia’s Tim Henson Explains

Polyphia‘s Tim Henson sat down to answer Wired’s fan-submitted guitar questions for their Tech Support series. For one of the questions, Henson’s pick for the most memorable solo was none other than Brian May’s solo in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’

Tim answered a range of questions about playing techniques, explained specific terminology, and provided estimates for the price and value of guitars for beginners or performers.

When it comes to Henson’s thoughts about what makes a solo more memorable, the guitarist gave the example of the Queen guitarist May’s solo in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ for not just being one of the best solos of all time but also that you, as the audience, can sing with rather than it being just a bunch of notes coming together.

Tim Henson’s words about Brian May’s guitar solo in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’:

“For me, how memorable the solo is and if you can sing the solo. For example, I think the guitar solo from ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is one of the best guitar solos of all time. If you can sing with it, I think it’s more memorable than just a bunch of notes scattered.”

Henson, who makes a living by being the guitarist of Polyphia, gave lengthy answers and played examples to show people how it’s done. He even gave tips for beginners and how they can improve their skills. Among his responses to the submitted questions, Henson also made a point to show his appreciation for May’s solo in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ as the top-tier solo in the history of rock music. Do you agree with Tim’s pick?