Learn arpeggios, 2-note chords, bass note and more with one of the most boundary-pushing pop songs of our time.
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Bohemian Rhapsody was written by Freddie Mercury for the QUEEN album “A Night at the Opera”. It was released in 1975, but he had started writing it during the late 1960’s, composing the different components – a ballad, an operatic section and a hard rock section – at different times. Gradually, over several years, the different sections developed into what we hear now.
The song was recorded in several different recording studios over the course of three weeks. Despite being unusually long at six minutes, it sold over a million copies over the first few months following its release. Since then, it has had over 1.5 billion downloads and has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
|Genre(s)||Ballad, opera, rock|
|Key(s)||Bb, Eb, A major, F major|
|Techniques||Arpeggios, 2-note chords, bass note|
Learning to play Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody piano chords
How much do you know about the Bohemian Rhapsody chords? Often when musicians or music fans are talking about the most complex, most difficult, largest, most interesting songs – the Bohemian Rhapsody chords always come up. This song is stylistically iconic, but because it is written in an 1900s operatic style, the music sounds larger than life. Our simplified version makes this song a piece of cake!
The song dances between four different keys, the piano involves playing arpeggios, walking bass lines and chords, a challenge for a pianist of any level. Here are tips to make sure you play the Bohemian Rhapsody chords no problem!
Tips for playing the song
- Block out the left hand and right hand separately
- Be comfortable identifying the chords Bb, Eb, A, and F
- Break the song into small sections, because they are all so unique
- Play the chords in the right hand very lightly, with a soft touch
Learning the Bohemian Rhapsody piano chords has never been easier than with Skoove!
Following its release in 1975, Bohemian Rhapsody was number 1 in the UK for 9 weeks. It was finally knocked out of the number one position by a song whose title was in the lyrics of Bohemian Rhapsody – that song was Mama Mia!