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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 13:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hi, could anyone here help me out on a problem, that is anyone who can play the piano, on the intro of bohemian rhapsody how do you play it, i know the opening is b b b b b g, but where do all the other fingers go when playing to get the right sound, if anyone could tell me this that would be great, thanks


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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First of all, by "intro" do you mean the part where the piano starts to play, right before Freddie sings "Mama..."?

Secondly, what is "b b b b b g" Are those supposed to be pitches or what?

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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 15:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yes,that's the part. b b b b b g are the notes, well that's what i heard anyway


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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 16:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

According to this choral arrangement I have, the intro is

LEFT HAND: Bb LEFT HAND: G,F (octaves)
RIGHT HAND: D,G,Bb,D

Etc. So forth. Does that help?

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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thanks, but does that mean you only do the left hand notes and then the right hand, also what is meant by Bb, is that both B's or just the black key. and are the octaves the black keys?
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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 18:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone know of any sheet music of JUST the piano accompaniment? Not an arrangement like in the Queen piano sheet music books, but the actually accompaniment?


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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The actualy piano part is included in the full score found in the Greatest Hits: Off the Record book, which is out of print, but available on eBay. It's really the greatest book of popular sheetmusic I've ever seen.

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Posted: 14 Feb 05, 22:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Zander05 wrote:

According to this choral arrangement I have, the intro is

LEFT HAND: Bb LEFT HAND: G,F (octaves)
RIGHT HAND: D,G,Bb,D

Etc. So forth. Does that help?



actually it's RIGHT HAND: D F Bb D

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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 04:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If you cant play the piano at all supernova190188, you need a piano teach yourself book to learn the basic chhords. For none piano players, BoRhap is a lot harder to play than it initially looks. You can get loads of BoRhap sheet music online if you just type it into your search engine. Well not really sheet music but the chords alongside the lyrics.

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Posted: 15 Feb 05, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Farlander wrote:

The actualy piano part is included in the full score found in the Greatest Hits: Off the Record book, which is out of print, but available on eBay. It's really the greatest book of popular sheetmusic I've ever seen.


Thanks! I'm trying to look for it now.

Does it have the actual piano parts for all the other songs as well?


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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 04:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you will fing that at the beging i think the chords have got diminished or rased upper notes. not sure though. where can you get the sheet music from and can you get it orcestrated for a band or is it just on two clefs.


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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SergeantPepperDG wrote:

Farlander wrote:

The actualy piano part is included in the full score found in the Greatest Hits: Off the Record book, which is out of print, but available on eBay. It's really the greatest book of popular sheetmusic I've ever seen.


Thanks! I'm trying to look for it now.

Does it have the actual piano parts for all the other songs as well?


It has all the actual parts for all the songs. So you get all the real piano parts, all the real guitar parts, all the real drum parts, etc.

There are 5 books in this series:
Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits II
Classic Queen
Queen
Innunendo

They are excellent books, and because they are not in print anymore, I suggest you try to aquire them as soon as you can if you are interested.

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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 11:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In the left hand, an octave of Bb. In the right hand F, Bb, D . Play simultaneously, and then "bling bling" which is G to F one and a half octaves above middle C. Voila!

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Posted: 21 Feb 05, 21:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr Bad Gut,

Thanks for the correction :-) *bows*

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Posted: 13 Apr 05, 19:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I can play this, Another One Bites the Dust, and We Will Rock you on the piano :D I really can't give you all the notes for Bohemian Rhapsody, but what I can do is suggest a program called 'Limewire'. Search it on Google/Yahoo for Bohemian Rhapsody, and simply print off the music :D


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Posted: 13 Apr 05, 21:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Or get Powertab, from powertabs.net. Highly suggested, though it's more for guitar players. You still can get the staffed notes, though.

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Posted: 14 Apr 05, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

YAY someone who is playing bo rhap. Anyway sorry i don't have time to answer you now, but i'll get back to u ASAP. lol i have like about 100 different scores of it which i have been and still am dissecting trying to get it just right. its really a delight to play, especially the little "cross-over" sections after the intro lol!


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Posted: 14 Apr 05, 16:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK well i've got a minute so here's the first few bars of the most accurate score i have found. It's basically the piano you hear on the final cut, tho if u mean the *actual* piano backing track intro that u hear in the studio version with brian may, then that's not on this score, i'll have to consult another one and get back to you. the score above ^^ tho, the one with the link, i think that intro looks more or less like the right chords? anyway i hope this helps!

http://img124.echo.cx/img124/6303/untitled9nk.jpg


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Posted: 14 Apr 05, 17:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

D - D - B Flat - C - D - D

Is, 'Mama Just Killed A Man' :D


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Posted: 15 Apr 05, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Supernova, with regards to that above segment of the score I posted:

I'm still not sure what you mean by intro, *but* i took a listen to the GVH1 dvd 2 where u can hear the piano backing track, and this is what the intro is (assuming hte starting key is Bb major...if not, just transpose it). Also I'm not too sure what your knowledge of chords etc. is so I'm just going to give u all the notes. U can adapt it a bit or whatever, but this is basically what I heard:

LH..................RH

G octave............D+G+B x 4
(hold)................D --> G+B+D* --> D
F# octave...........F#+A X 2 --> D* --> A
E octave............E+G X 3 --> B --> G --> E
D octave............A+D+F# --> G --> A --> D`

(* this D is in the next octave up)
(` this D is lower)

immediately after that last D, it runs straight into the segment of the score i posted above (i.e. the lower B 8ve and B,D,F# on right hand) Basically the above set of chords is that first little bit which is played *verY* softly (u cant even hear it in the final cut, all u hear is "is this the real life...etc.)

Anyway I hope this is what you wanted, if you need anything else give me a shout! and good luck with bo rhap!


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