Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

One day, I’ll manage to get a solo arrangement of the whole of Bohemian Rhapsody together. But for now you’ll have to content yourself with the riff. The BoRhap riff, like Paranoid, has managed to be one of the world’s most recognisable riffs despite hardly even being there – lasting a grand total of eight bars.

 

One possible variation on this: In bar 4, I very nearly went with tab a hammer-on from the third to fifth fret and back down (so you’d have to slide your first finger up between the bars). If you’re using a pick to play the riff, you’ll have to do it that way.

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  1. Nelson May 16th, 2008 2:38 am

    Haha righteous!
    My friends love it and want me to do the whole song so I’m figuring it out too, man.

  2. Woodshed May 17th, 2008 3:46 pm

    Good luck with it, Nelson. It’s damn tricky.

  3. Danny May 23rd, 2008 12:55 am

    anyway u could post the whole song, not in chords but tabs

  4. Woodshed May 23rd, 2008 8:13 am

    Danny: I’m working on it. Have been for a long time. It’s not easy.

  5. danny April 11th, 2010 9:50 pm

    still workin on it lol… think that was me commenting… i didnt realize how hard it is to find out stuff on the ukulele when i posted that… good tab thx for making all theese cool tabs

  6. Miss.lol April 25th, 2010 10:45 am

    this is amazing thanks You!yeah it is really hard to figure it out! i’m doing smoke on the water! but thanks for trying to do the whole thing! x

  7. Miss.lol April 25th, 2010 10:54 am

    Do u get lessons? (for the ukelele)????? x

  8. cian April 10th, 2011 11:03 am

    ooh i have a full chords version of this still lying around somewhere – I’ll see if I can find it for ye!

    The difficult part for me was just in memorising the whole thing! Never did get around to it.

    Could be a good one for a ukulele orchestra!

  9. LocalDave April 30th, 2011 4:22 am

    Memorizing this thing is pretty tough! I can play it OK with the music. :D

    Keep up the cool tabs!

  10. Woodshed April 30th, 2011 8:56 am

    LocalDave: It is tricky to memorise. Keep practicing!

  11. Jakester349 July 4th, 2011 9:48 pm

    Would you be able to do more Queen?

  12. Julius November 26th, 2011 6:10 pm

    I made a version with ukulele and toy piano with some original tracks of bohemian rhapsody

    I hope you can listen it
    http://www.laorquestadejuguete.com/bohemianrhapsody/

  13. Lorraine March 25th, 2012 11:37 pm

    Do you have the chords to the whole song Al? Looking for a simple strum along version contender. ;)

  14. Woodshed March 26th, 2012 9:19 am

    Lorraine: There are some chords for it here. But I don’t think it’s ever going to be a simple strum along!

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