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Posted: 07 Feb 06, 19:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Most of Freddie's songs I can figure out by ear (for the most part) but 7SoR is too fast to catch. I would really appreciate some help. All I can figure is that it is set on D major and jumps to G. I would just love to be able to play the opening. Thanks for any help.


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Posted: 07 Feb 06, 19:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That was fairly clear, but certainly not right.

The correct riff is:

D F# A, D G B, D F# A, D G B, D F# A D

repeated twice (or 4 times), then:

D G B, D A C, D G B, D A C, D G D

repeated twice before going back to the first riff twice, then playing Em, Bm7/E then A, and then continuing into the verse...


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Posted: 07 Feb 06, 20:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks. The second sounds right. It's not as hard as I thought but the fingering boggles me. He plays it two handed? Even then, how?


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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the studio version, the riff is in octaves. But Fred didn't play the riff with both hands simultaneously, rather he recorded the riff with just his right hand, and then recorded a second track an octave higher, again with his right hand.

Live it's obviously played in one octave with just the right hand. The left just plays the octave root notes of the chord (as Fred did with his left hand 90% of the time).


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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not difficult to play it in both ocataves at the same time. Just takes a little practice.

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 15:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Start very slowly, and gradually speed up

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 18:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There ya havwe man...i hope it can help ya!

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 19:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.freepianosheets.com/ is the best source for Queen (and other) music notation; the sheets on the site are as close as you can get to the original piano pieces, in my experience.

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 19:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks a bunch for all the help guys!


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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 19:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just had a quick peruse of The Millionaire Waltz on www.freepianosheets.com, and believe me, you can get a lot closer to the original piano pieces...


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