Bohemian Rhapsody bass guide

Words and music by Freddie Mercury

note:
to me...
 
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|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-6---------------6---------------|

Verse:
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|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------15--\---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6---------------3---------------8---------------8---------------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6---------------3---------------8-------7---6---5-------4---3-/-|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------3-----2-1---0-------------------|
|-6-----------5---3-------------------------------1------11--11-/-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                       (-1-1-)
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|---------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------6------/13----------------------|
|-6-------5-------3---------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------|

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|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-6---------------6---------------|


2nd Verse
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|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------15--\---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6---------------3---------------8---------------8---------------|

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|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-6---------------3---------------8-------7---6---5-------4---3---|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------3-----2-1---0-------------------|
|-6-----------5---3-------------------------------1--11--11--11---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
                                                   (-1-1-)

solo
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|-------------------------5---------------------------------------|
|------------------------5--------------------------------8---8-8/|
|-6-------5-------3---------------8-----7-6---5----------8---8-8--|
|-------------------------------------------------6--66-----------|

  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   .__3___  .   *
|-------------------------------5---------------------------------------|
|------------------------------5-5--------------------------------------|
|-6-----665-----5-3-----3-3-------8-----7-6---5---4---x--3--2--1--/-----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------5----|



Opera section (double time)

"thunderbolt..."
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|--------------------------------------|
|-6---6-6-6---6---5---5----------------|
|--------------------------------------|
|-------------------------0---0---5----|

"He's just a poor boy..."
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|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------6---6-6-5---5\--3-1-0-----------|
|-6---6-6-6---6---6-6-6---6---6-------------------------3-1-------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

"Bismillah"
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|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----6---------------------------------------6-------------------------------6-------|
|-6-------6-------------------------------6-------6-----------------------6-------6---|

"No no no no no no no..."
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|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------4-------------------------------6---------------|
|---------5---4-----------6-------------------6-6---6-5-----------|
|-7---5---------------6---------------------------------8-6-------|

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|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------5---5\----------------------------------|
|-6-----6---------5-5-5-5-----------------------------------------|
|---------4---4-------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-|

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|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--7/-|


Rock section
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|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-6---------------3-5-6---6-------------3---------|
|-----3---4---6---------------3---4---6---6-------|
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|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-6---------------3-5-6---8-------------5---------|
|-----3---4---6---------------5---6---8---8-------|
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  *     .     .     .     *     .     .     .     
|-------------------------------------------------|
|------(8)---------(8)---------(8)----------------|
|-------------------------------------6---6-6-6---|
|-6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---------------|
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  *     .     *     .     .     .     
|-------------------------------6--b--|
|------(8)----8---6-8-6---------------|
|-----------------------8---4---------|
|-6---6---6---------------------------|
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|-------------------------------------------------|
|------(8)---------(8)---------(8)----------------|
|-------------------------------------6---6-8-6---|
|-6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---------------|
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|-------------------------------------------------------------3-----3-----|
|-6---6---6---6---6---5---3-----------3-----3-----------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------3---3---1---------------1---1---|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
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|-------------------------------3-3-3-3---3---3---|
|-3-----------3-----3-----------------------------|
|-----------------3---3---1-----------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
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|-----------------3-3-3---------------------------|
|-3-----3-----------------3-------3---------------|
|-----3---3---1---------------3-------1---1-1-1---|
|-------------------------------------------------|
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|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-6---------------3-5-6---6---------------3-------|
|-----3---4---6---------------3---4---6-------6---|
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|----------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------6-8----6-8-10---8-10-11--|
|-6---------------3-5-6---8---------------5-7-8---9--------------------------|
|-----3---4---6---------------5---6---8--------------------------------------|
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|---------------------------------|
|-9-------6-------8---------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|


ballad (back to the initial time)
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|-----8-------7---------------------------------------7-----------|
|----8--8-----------------9---10----------865--------7--7-5-------|
|-6------65-----5-3---------------2---3-/----86---5------5--------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

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|-------------------------------------------------|
|-6-----6-----------------------------------------|
|---------6-----653---------------3---------------|
|-------------------------3---------------3-------|


  *   .   .   .   *   .   .   .   *   ...
|---------13------15----------/---20------|
|-10--------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
PD. 2003
Last update: 2007-03-21