Queen - Bohemian rhapsody acoustic tabs ver. 1

Transposed down by a half step. Intro: 9/8: * * * * |-5-5-5-5---5-----5-5-5-5--22-------4-4-4-5---4-------5-5-5-5-0-0-------| |-5-5-5-5---5-----4-4-5-4--20-------3-3-3-3---3-------5-5-7-5-3-2-------| |-6-6-6-6---6-----4-4-6-4--22-------4-4-4-4---4-------6-6-7-6-4-2-------| |-4-4-4-4---4-----4-4-4-4--21-------2-2-2-4---2---2-2---------6-2-------| |-----------------------------------------------------0-----------------| |-----------------------------------------------------------------------| 4/4: * . . . * . . . * . . . |-0-0-0-0---------------0---------5-----5----10----10-| |-2-2-2-2-------2-2-2-3---------7-7---7---12----10----| |-2-2-2-2-----2---2---------2-----7-7-----12----11----| |-4-4-4-4---------5-----5---------0-------------------| |-----------------0-----0-----------------------------| |-----------2-----------------------------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |-------------9-\--0-0-2-0-----0-0-2-6-6-5---4-4-5---6-6-5---4-4-5---| |-7-7-7-7---7-10\--3--------30-0-2-3-8-8-7---6-6-7---8-8-7---6-6-7---| |-7-----7---7------1-----1-------0-2-8-8-7---6-6-7---8-8-7---6-6-7---| |-9-----9----------------------4-------------------------------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------| |-7----------------0-------------------------------------------------| (an extra 1/8 beat is added to the second measure) * . . . * . . . * . . . |-2-2-2-2-----5---5-------4-------4-------7-------| |-3---3---5---5---4-4-4-4-5-----0-0-----5-5-------| |-2-------2-------5---5---7---7---7---7---7-------| |-0-------2-------4---------------------------6h7-| |---------4-4---4-----------7-----7---------------| |-------------------------0---------0-------------| pre-Verse * . . . * . . . |---------2---0-----------2---0---| |-2-----2---------2-----2---------| |-2---2-----------2---2-----------| |-2-2-------2---2---2-------2---2-| |-0---------------0---------------| |---------------------------------| You can play right hand harmonics on those high notes. Also during the verses as many times as possible. Verse: * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |---------2---0-----------4---2------------9---7-------------------7-| |-22----2------------22---------22------------------7------------5---| |-----2---------2-4-----2---------7-9-7-------------7-9-7----4-7-----| |---2-------2-------4-------4-----9-----11-9---9-11-------11---6-----| |-0------------------------------------------------------------------| |-----------------2---------------7----------7------7--------0-------| * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |---------2-----0-4--22---4---2-2-5-5-5-5-5-----------------2---2-| |-22----2-----2---2-----------------0---7---7---7-7-----7-3---3---| |-----2-----------2-------------------7---7---76--4-4-7---0-------| |---2-------2-------4---4---4---4-----------------6-----------4---| |-0-------------------------------------------0-------------------| |-----------------2---------------7-------6-------4-------3---2---| * . . . * . . . * . . . \* . . . |-22------2-----232-----2-/9---7-----------3---3-----0-0-2-233-3-35| |-3---3---3---5---3---3---/7-----7-8--77-5-5---5-------2---2-------| |-2---2---2---2---4-4-----/7---------9-------7---622---2---2-------| |-0-0---0---0-2------------9-9---9---------0-------2---------------| |-------------4---2----------------7---7-6-----4---0---0---0---0---| |------------------------------------------------------------------| * . . . * . . . * . * . . . |-3-2---025-----02----------------------2----10----10----10---10-| |-3-------5---5---3-----3---------3---3---12----10-----9----8----| |-2-------6-6-----4---4---3-5-3-5-3-2-----12----11----10----9----| |-0---0-----------4-4-----5-------0------------------------------| |---------4-------2-------5--------------------------------------| |-------------------------3--------------------------------------| pre-Verse * . . . * . . . |---------2---0-----------2---0---| |-2-----2---------2-----2---------| |-2---2-----------2---2-----------| |-2-2-------2---2---2-------2---2-| |-0---------------0---------------| |---------------------------------| 2nd Verse * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |---------2---0-----------4---2------------9---7-------------------7-| |-2-2---2-----------2-2---------2-------------------7------------5---| |-----2---------2-4---2-----------7-9-7-------------7-9-7----4-7-----| |---2-------2-----4-----4---4-----9-----11-9---9-11-------11---6-----| |-0------------------------------------------------------------------| |-----------------2---------------7----------7------7--------0-------| * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |---------2-----0-4--22---4---2-0-5-5-5-5-5-----------------2---2-| |-2-2---0-02--2---2--------------7--0---7---7---7-7-----7-3---3---| |-----2--2--------2-------------------7---7---76--4-4-7---0-------| |---2-------2-------4---4---4---------------------6-----------4---| |-0-------------------------------------------0-------------------| |-----------------2---------------7-------6-------4-------3---2---| * . . . * . . . * . . . \* . . . |-22------2-----232-----2-/9---7-----------3---3-----0-0-2-233-3-35| |-3---3---3---5---3---3---/7-------8--77-5-5---5-------2---2-------| |-2---2---2---2---4-4-----/7-------9-----4---7---622---2---2-------| |-0-0---0---0-2------------9-9---9-9-------0-------2---------------| |-------------4---2----------------7---7-6-----4---0---0---0---0---| |------------------------------------------------------------------| Solo: (tabbed with less dense timing) * . . . * . . . |-3-------2---0---5-----------2---7---------------7---9-10-7--------| |---------------3---------2-------7-----------7---7--------7--------| |-----2---------------2-----------7-------7-------7---------------7-| |-0-----------------------------------9--------------------9---11---| |-----------------4-------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------7---------------7--------7--------| the middle of the solo is transposed down. * . . . * ._3__ __3__ ._3__ __3__ . |-0---------------0-2-3-5-7-------5---3---2-3-2~---2----------------------------| |-0-----------0-------------------2--------------5---5-3-2-3-2~----2------------| |-0--------------------------------------------------------------4---4-2-2------| |---------2---1---0---------------2---------------------------------------------| |-------------------------4-------0--------------0-----------0-----------0------| |-0-----------------------------------------------------------------------------| ~ : trill-ornament (p-h) The rhythm is just approximately transcribed. * . * . |-2--------------2-3-5----------------2-3-5-7-------------------------------| |-3--------2-3-5----------------2-3-5-------7-----------2-3-----2-3-----2-3-| |-2--2--4-----------------2--4--------------7---------------4-------4-------| |-0---------------------------------------------------------4-------4-------| |----------------------4------------------------------------2-------2-0-----| |-------------------------------------------7-------3-2-1-2-------------2-0-| * . . . * .__3___ . . * |-0-------0---2---3-------12-----------8-8----8--8--8-----------------4 |-0-------0---0---0--------0-------8---8-8----------------------------4 |-0-------0---0---0--------0-------9------------------------5--h6p5---5 |-2-------2---1---0---------------10--------------------------------8-6 |---------------------------------------------------------------------6 |--------------------------9-------8----------8--7--6-------5---------4 "Opera" section: (double time feel) * . . . * . . . |-4-----------------------------| |-4---4---4---4---4---4---4---4-| |-5---5---5---5---5---5---5---5-| |-6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6-| |-6-----------------------------| |-4-----------------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |--------------------------------------------------------------------| |-6---4-4-3---4---6---4-4-3---4-4--9---4-4--9---4-4-3-3-4----9---4---| |-6---5-5-4-4-5-5-6-6-5-5-4---5-5-10---5-5-10---5-5-4-4-5---10---5---| |-6---6-6-6---6---6---6-6-6---6-6-11---6-6-11---6-6-6-6-6---11---6---| |----------------------------------------------------------(11)------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------| * . . . * . . . * |-----------------2-2-2-2---------4 |-5-5-3-5-6---6---4-4-4-4-9---9---4 |-5-5-4-5-4---4---4-4-4-4-7---7---5 |-5-5-5-5-5---5-----------9---9---6 |-------------------------7---7---6 |-3-3-3-3-3---3---2-2-2-2---------4 * . . . * . . . * . . . |-4---11-11-12-11-------------11-11-12-11-------------11-11-12-11-9-7-6 |-4-------------------------------------------------------------------| |-5-------------------------------------------------------------------| |-6-------------------------------------------------------------------| |-6---------------11-11-12-11-------------11-11-12-11-11-11-12-11-9-7-6 |-4-------------------------------------------------------------------| * . . . * . * . . . * . . . |-6---5-5-5---------------6---5---4---5---6---5---4---5---| |-----------7-------0-----6---5---4---5---6---5---4---5---| |---------------7---------7---6---5---6---7---6---5---6---| |---7-----------------7---8---7-7-6---7---8---7-7-6---7---| |-6-------------------------------------------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |-10---10-10-10---10---10-10-10---10-10-10---7---7-10-5---5---4---4-4-5---------| |-12---10-10--9---10---12-12-10----9--9-10---8---8-10-3---3---3---3-3-2---10-10-| |-12---11-11-10---11---12-12-11---10-10-11---0---0----2---2---4---4-4-2---------| |--0----0-----0----0----0-----0----0-----0---0---0----4---4-2-------------------| |---------------------------------------------------------------------0---------| |-------------------------------------------------------------0---0-0-----------| * . . . * . . . * . . . |----10----10----10---10-6---5---4---5---6---5---4-------| |-12----10----9-----8----6---5---4---5---6---5---4-------| |-12----11----10----9----7---6---5---6---7---6---5-------| |------------------------8-8-7---6-6-7---8-8-7-7-6---7---| |----------------------------------------------------0---| |----------------------------------------------------5---| . * . . . * . . . |-----------------------------10-10-10-| |-----------------5-5-7-8-7-5-10-10-10-| |---7-------7-----6-6-7-9-7-6-11-11-11-| 7---0---7---0--------------------------| 0---5---0---5-----0-0-0-0-0-0----------| 5-------5------------------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |---------------------------10-10-10---------------------------10-10-10-| |---------------5-5-7-8-7-5-10-10-10---------------5-5-7-8-7-5-10-10-10-| |---------7-----6-6-7-9-7-6-11-11-11---------7-----6-6-7-9-7-6--7--7--7-| |-----7---0---7--------------------------7---0---7----------------------| |-----0---5---0-0-0-0-0-0-0--------------0---5---0-0-0-0-0-0-0----------| |-----5-------5--------------------------5-------5----------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . |-----------10-10-10-----------------5---------------| |-5-7-8-7-5-10-10-10-5-7-8-7-5---------6-------------| |-6-7-9-7-6--7--7--7-6-7-9-7-6-7-7-5-------8---5-----| |------------------------------------------------7---| |-0-0-0-0-0----------0-0-0-0-0-----------------------| |----------------------------------------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |-2---3---5---7---6---10--11-------------------5-5-7-5-3-2-0-------| |-3---5---7---9---5---6------------------------7-7-8-7-5-3-2-------| |-4---2---7------(6)------12-----------------------0---0-2---------| |----------------(4)--8------7-7-7-9-7-7-7-9-7-0-0---0-----2---7---| |-2---0---5------------------------------------------------0---0---| |-------------9---2---6---11---------------------------------------| You can strum the chords: Bm A7 D Db7 Gb7 Bb Eb . * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |---5-----5-7-----7-4---4---2---2---3-----2-0---3---7-----5-0-------| |---7-----7-0-----0-6---6---2---2---2-------2-------5-------8---7---| |---7-----7-0-----0-4---4---2---2---0-------0-------6-------6-------| 7---0-----0---------------------------------------------------------| 0-------------------4---------------0-------0-------0-----------0---| |-----------3-----3---7-5-4-2---2-----------------------------------| * * |17--...-----------------------------| |14--...-----------------------------| |-0--...-----------------------------| |14--...-----------------------------| |-0--...-----------------------------| |------------------------------------| strumm fast "Rock" section: On the original record this section is in 4/4 (beats marked below the staves), but triplets dominate the lead tune creating an alternate 6/4 meter marked below the staves. You can simplify this part by playing only every second 4/4 (D) chords (later: 'A' bass). It's easier to learn this section with 6/4 meter in mind. * . . . . . * . . . . . |-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----| |-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----| |-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----| |-0-------------------0---0-----------------------| |-------------0---2-4-----------------0-2-0-------| |-----2---3-------------------2---3---------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . . . * . . . . . |-2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----| |-3-----3-----3-----3-----0-----0-----0-----0-----| |-2-----2-----2-----2-----1-----1-----1-----1-----| |-0-------------------0---2-----------------------| |-------------0---2-4-------------0---2-4-2-------| |-----2---3-------------------4-------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . . . * . . . . . |-----3---3---3---2---2---2---0---0---------------| |-------------2-----------2-----------3---3-3-----| |-2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----2-----| |-2-----------------------------------0-----0-----| |-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----------------| |-------------------------------------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . * . . . . . |-------0-----------------------------| |-2---3-2---------------------1-------| |-2-----2-----2---0-2p0---------------| |-2---------------------2-------------| |-0-----0-----------------3-----------| |-------------------------------------| * . * . . . * . . . . . * . . . . . * . . . . . |-----3---3---3---2---2---2---0---0---------------3---5-7-----------------| |-------------2-----------2-----------3---3---3---0-----0-----3-----------| |-2-----------2-----------2-----------5-----5-----0-----0-----0-----------| |-2-----------------------------------4-----4-----------------------------| |-0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----5-----5-----------------------------| |-------------------------------------------------3---------------3---2---| * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . . . * . . . . . |-3-----------3-----------2-----0-----------------| |-0-----------0-----------2-----2-----------------| |-0-----------0-----------2-----2-----------------| |-------------------------------------4---2---0---| |-------------------------0-----0---------------2-| |-0-----0-----0-----0-----------------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . . . * . . . . . |-3---3---3---3---3---2---2-----0-----------------| |-0-----------0-----------2-----2-----------------| |-0-----------0-----------2-----2-----------------| |-----------------------------------------2-4p2---| |-------------------------0-----0----/4---------4-| |-0-----------0-----------------------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . . . * . . . . . |-------------------------------------------------| |-3---3-----3-5-----------3---3---3-3-5-----------| |-4-----------6-----------4-----------6---7---6---| |-5-----------7-----------5-----------7-----------| |-------------0-----------------------0-----------| |-0-----------------------0-----------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . . . * . . . . . |-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----| |-3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----3-----| |-2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----| |-0-------------------0---0-----------------------| |-------------0---2-4-----------------0-2-0-------| |-----2---3-------------------2---3---------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . . . * . . . . . |-2-----2-----2-----2-----0-----0-----0-----0-----| |-3-----3-----3-----3-----0-----0-----0-----0-----| |-2-----2-----2-----2-----1-----1-----1-----1-----| |-0-------------------0---2-----------------1-2---| |-------------0---2-4-------------0---2---4-------| |-----2---3-------------------4-------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . * * |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |-----1-------0-----0-1---------------1---1-3-4---------------------------| |---0-2---0-2-0---2---1---------0-1-3---3---------------------------0-2---| |-3---3-------0-------1---0-1-3---------------------------0-2-3-2-3-------| |-------------------------1-----------------------2-0-2-3-----------------| |-------------------------------------------------3-----------------------| * * |-----------------------------------------------------------0---| |---------------------------------------------------0---2-------| |---------------------0---------------------0---0-2---2---2---2-| |-----------0-2-0-2-4-------------0-2-0-2-4---4-----------------| |-4-2-4-2-4---------------2-4-2-4-----------0-------------------| |-5-------------------------5-----------------------------------| "Ballad 2": * . . . * . . . * . . . |---------5---------------5---------------7-------| |-3---3/7-7-------2---2/5-5-------3---3/7-7-------| |-2-2-----7-------2-2-----6-------4-4-----7-------| |-0---------------2---------------4---------------| |-----------------0---------------2---------------| |-------------------------------------------------| * . . . * . . . * . . . |-----------------------0---------0-----232-----454 |-2-------3-------2-------3-------2-------3-----676 |-3-------4-------3-------4-------2-------2-------| |-4-------4-------4-------4---------------0-------| |-1-------2-------1-------2-------0---------------4 |-----------------------------------3-2-0---------| tab-timing halved * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |-4-----4-5---------------2-------3-2-------------2---------------| |-6---7-6-7-------0-----023-----3-3---3---2-------3-5-3-2---------| |-----6---6-------0-----022---2---4-------2-2-----4-------2-------| |---------4-------0---0-----0-----------4-4---------------4-------| |-4-----------------2-------------2---------------2---------------| |-----------------3-----------------------2---------------2-------| * . . . * . . . |-2-----3---------2-0-0-----------| |-3-3-5---3-------3-----3-3-------| |-4-------3-3-----4---------4---6-| |---------5-------5---------------| |-2---------------0---------------| |---------3-----------------------| Outro: * . . . * . . . * . . . * . . . |-5-----5----9----9-5-----5--7-9-7-9-5-----5-5-3-3-2-2-----2-5-3-3-2-| |-----7---12---12---7---7----9---9---5---5---5-------4---4---4-------| |-7-7-----12---12---7-7-----10-------6-6-----5-------4-4-----5-------| |-0-----------------0------------------------------------------------| |-----------------------------------(4-------3-------2)--------------| |--------------------------------------------------------------------| * . . . * . . . * |-2-----------0---------------0---0----------| |-4-4-------------2-2-0-0---------0----------| |-4---4-2-1-------2-2-1-1-3---2---1----------| |---------2-2---2---------5---4---2----------| |-2-------------------------------2----------| |---------0-----------------------0----------| Some parts of this arrangement are hard to play, or require tricky fingering. The outro is easier, if you are not advanced player, start with that. This arrangement can be modified/simplified almost anywhere if you feel it's easier for you.
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