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Posted: 27 Feb 12, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Question about the chords to the first line of the chorus,

''its in the lap of the gods..''

I've always played: D-D7/C-D-B. but I've seen a few different midi files suggesting its D-C-D-B.

what does everyone else play??

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Posted: 27 Feb 12, 17:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Play it the way you've been playing it.

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Posted: 27 Feb 12, 17:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah well 'D - Am7/c - D - B sounds a bit better

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Posted: 27 Feb 12, 22:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

|-----2------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-2--3------------------------------2-------------------------------------------2--|
|-2--2------------------------------2-------------------------------------------2--|
|-2--0------0----------------------2-------------------------------------------2--|
|-0------3-----2---7---5--7-4---0---5---4v--5-7---6--7-/10-----10-5-0--|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

This is pretty much how i play it, sliding between notes where suitable. Sorry the notes are all so condensed :P

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Posted: 28 Feb 12, 01:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry I mean on the piano

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Posted: 28 Feb 12, 04:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would suggest using midi files as a good reference. Invariably they are littered with errors and these then filter down to TAB errors as people often use the midi file to open in something like GuitarPro etc and save the guitar tab as their own work.....which keeps the same mistakes etc.

I would stick with what you were playing (as mentioned)

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Posted: 28 Feb 12, 04:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Echo Sun wrote: Sorry I mean on the piano


Whoops, I didn't even think of that, sorry I can't offer any help

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Posted: 28 Feb 12, 05:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wish Queen productions would release a 'complete chords' book , like the Beatles one and Brian can over see it. They've released the complete lyrics so maybe!?.

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Posted: 28 Feb 12, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It exists, and it's actually called "Complete Works". Quite a few typo's in there, but if you have a good ear you should be able to filter them out and correct them.

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Posted: 28 Feb 12, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah I know that one, but one where BM over sees it

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Posted: 28 Feb 12, 23:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lap Of The Gods Revisited is tricky to find anything of on the internet. It's surprising really, because one can find pretty accurate Guitar Pro tabs of obscure things like Modern Times Rock And Roll & Staying Power, but not one of their somewhat well known early songs...

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Posted: 29 Feb 12, 15:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The 'pretty accurate GPro' is just the type of thing that I meant. Pretty accurate is ok but generally wrong could be another phrase BUT, like I said, a good basis for someone wanting to get a close-ish repro of them

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Posted: 29 Feb 12, 16:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Echo Sun wrote: Yeah well 'D - Am7/c - D - B sounds a bit better

True, but Freddie was never fond of playing minor 7th or 9ths, he always went with pretty straight up chords.

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Posted: 29 Feb 12, 17:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lol not sure bout that , but yeah D over C bass seems a bit off for that period of Freddie chords, but it's DEFO not a straight C major .