Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Acoustic tab

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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