How To Play Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen


This is probably one of the most difficult pieces to learn!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohemian_Rhapsody

* Free Sheet Music- Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen

http://forpiano.com/pianoette/B.htm

I really enjoy sirmattblack's piano solo!

* There are 3 different keys in the song, starting in Bb, changing to A in the middle
of the Opera Section and then finishing in Eb.
* From a timing perspective, the song’s time signature is mainly in 4/4 but there are
a few occasions where 1 bar is 2/4 time and it changes back to 4/4 time the bar after it.
* The playing of the piece on piano requires the cross over technique you may have
seen in the video and some very quick and awkward chord changes ,e.g. in the No No No No bit of the Opera Section ; as well as having to remember all the chords.
* The Bohemian Rhapsody Piano Riff requires a crossover of hands and is Bass note,
followed by an arpeggio of the chord, followed by the crossover and the two high notes. Play this riff using the above technique where you see the *

Concert Intro
:
Freddie used the following intro during one of the concerts and it’s very effective! Use these chords in arpeggios on the lower & upper registers.Each Chord is 4 beats, medium tempo with the exclusion of the G Ab G Ab combo which is 1 beat each.
-- Faster --
F Eb/F F Eb/F Ab G Ab G Ab C (slows)
Start on the Bb Riff of 'Mama, just killed a man'
Album Intro :
The start of the song has no chords, and is in the key of Bb.
Piano starts on the first Gm below.
Bb6 C7 Bb6 C7
Is this real life, Is the just fantasy?
F7 Cm7 F7 Bb Cm7 Bb
Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.
Gm
Open your eyes
Bb7 Eb Ab Eb
Look up to the skies and see
Cm Cm7 Cm F7
I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy
B Bb A Bb B Bb A Bb
easy come, easy go, little high, little low
[Bass Guitar starts here]
Eb Bb/D C#dim F7/C F7/Eb Bb *
Any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me to me.
Bb Gm
Mama just killed a man
Cm Cm7 F7
put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger, now he's dead
Bb Gm Cm Cm/B Eb/Bb Abmaj7 Eb/G
Mama life had just begun, but now I've gone and thrown it all away
Eb Bb/D Cm Fm C/E Ab/Eb Ddim Bb Bb6 Bb7 Eb
Mama Ooooo____ didn't mean to make you cry, if I'm not back again this time tomorrow,
Bb/D Cm Abm Eb Ab/Eb Eb Adim/Db Bb7sus4b9 Bb
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters.
Bb Gm
Too late, my time has come
Cm Cm7 F7
Sent shivers down my spine, body's achin' all the time,
Bb Gm
Goodbye everybody, I've got to go,
Cm G+5/B Eb/Bb Adim Abmaj7 Eb/G
Gotta’ leave you all behind and face the truth.
Eb Bb/D Cm Fm C/E Ab/Eb Ddim Bb Bb6 Bb7 Eb
Mama Ooooo____ I don't want to die, I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all.
Guitar Solo : Each Bar 4 Beats, terminated by ;
Eb Bb/D ; Cm ; Fm C/E Ab/Eb Ddim ; Bb Bb Bb6 Bb7 ;
Eb Gm/D ; Cm ; Fm C/E Ab/Eb Ddim ; Db Db/C Db/B Db/Bb ; A ... (opera section)
Intro to Opera Section : A A A A A A A A staccatto
D/A A Adim A D/A A Adim
I see a little silhouetto of a man
A D/A A D/A A Adim A D/A A
Scarmouch Scarmouch will you do the fan-dan-go?
C# G#/C C/E E/G# A
Thunder bolt of lightning, very very frightening me
No Chords
Galileo Galileo Galileo figaro Mangnifico_oh_oh_oh
B Bb A Bb B Bb A Bb
I'm just a poor boy nobody loves me
Ab/Eb Eb Ebdim Eb Ab/Eb Eb Ebdim Eb
He's just a poor boy, from a poor fam-ily
Ab Eb/G F7 Bb (3 Bb notes ... then Ab/Eb Eb Cdim Bb7sus4b9
spare him his life from this monstrosity
B Bb A Bb B Bb Bbdim
Easy come easy go will you let me go?
Bb5 Eb Bb5 Eb Bb Bb Bbaug Bb7 Bbaug Bb
Bis-mil-lah No, we will not let you go
Let him go
Bb5 Eb Bb5 Bb Bb Bbaug Bb7 Bbaug Bb
Bis-mil-lah we will not let you go Let him go
Bb5 Eb Bb5 Bb Bb Bbaug Bb7 Bbaug Bb
Bis-mil-lah we will not let you go Let me go
Bb Bbaug Bb7 Bbaug Bb Bb Bbaug Bb7 Bbaug Bb
Will not let you go let me go will not let you go
F#7
Let me go oh oh oh oh oh
Bm A5 D Db Gb Bb5 Eb5 --- Eb Ab Eb N.C. Bb
no no no no no no no Oh Mamma Mia Mamma Mia Mamma Mia let me go
Bb Eb Ab D7 Gm Bb Bb5 Bb B7
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me for me for me Hard Rock Section
Eb Eb Eb F7 (each chord to the left of this is 1 bar)
Bb7 Eb(BbBass) Bb Eb Bb Db
So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye.______
Bb7 Eb(BbBass) Bb Eb Ab Ab/G
So you think you can love me and leave me to die.______
Fm Bb Fm Bb
Oh,_____ baby,_____ can't do this to me, baby.______
Fm7 Bb Fm7 Bb Eb Bb7
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.______
(slowly, a tempo)
Eb Bb(Dbass) Cm G Cm G7 Cm Bb7 Eb D Gm Ab Eb
Cm Gm Cm Gm
Nothing really matters, anyone can see
Cm AbM Ab/Bb Eb Ab/Eb Eb
nothing raelly matters, nothing really matters to me
Ebdim Bb/D Dbmaj13 C Dbdim7 C F
Bb F Fdim C7sus4 F
Any way the wind blows
shawncheekeasy has a tutorial on YouTube:

Enjoy playing the song!

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