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Bohemian Rhapsody Piano Notes: Tutorial and Free Sheet Music

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Do you want to learn Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano? You’ve come to the right place!

We reveal here the best piano tutorial to learn this famous song on the piano.

Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the most famous rock songs of all time. Composed by Freddy Mercury and recorded by the rock band Queen in the album A Night At the Opera in 1975, the song is the most famous of the legendary quartet.

Upon its release, the song became a huge commercial success and marked a turning point in the band’s fame.

Even today, it remains one of the most diffused and listened to 20th century music in the world on streaming platforms. The biopic about Queen, released in 2018 in theaters, has reignited the popular craze for the song, which is at the heart of the film.

The track has also appealed to a very large community of piano players. The piano cover of the song is also very pretty and has a mesmerizing melody.

However, it is not very easy to play on the piano. Fortunately for us, there are very nice simplified versions that allow all beginner pianists to play this legendary track.

In this tutorial, we will learn how to play the notes of Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano. We will first see the notes to be played with the right hand, then those of the left hand. The explanations will be illustrated by tutorial videos showing you live the notes to play. They will give you an additional visual support in your learning.

Finally, you will be able to download the free piano sheet music of Bohemian Rhapsody in PDF format so that you can print it out and play it from anywhere.

At the end of this article, the goal is for you to know how to play this famous rock song perfectly on the piano. Let’s get started!

Bonus: you can also learn to play this song at your own pace on our piano learning application La Touche Musicale.

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La Touche Musicale app features over 150 songs especially dedicated to the Jazz category, including Bohemian Rhapsody in easy version. Connect your piano to your device and learn to play them at your own pace while having fun.

Bohemian Rhapsody on piano: finding your way around the keyboard

Before playing Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano, we will first review some piano basics.

Let’s start by looking at the following picture showing us the location of each note on a piano keyboard:

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The names of the notes on a piano keyboard.

The image above shows us the position of all the notes on the keys of the piano keyboard.

You will notice that the piano is divided into several identical parts (called octaves). Each part is composed of 7 white keys that are identical. Once you reach the eighth key, the sequence starts again and you begin a new octave.

You can use the black keys to help you find your way around the keyboard. Contrary to the white keys, the black keys are not repeated identically: they work in groups of 2 and 3. You can thus help you to find your way around the keyboard.

For example, let’s try to recognize the note F. To begin with, we’ll look at the groups of 3 black keys. Once you have found it, press the white key just to the left of the first black key in the group: this is your F.

Not so hard, is it?

Before you start learning the notes of Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano, we recommend that you practice recognizing them easily on the keyboard. This way, you’ll learn the famous rock song more easily.

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Bohemian Rhapsody: playing the notes with the right hand

Where to start?

Let’s start by finding the first note to play with the right hand.

The first one is the note D :

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D is the first note of the right hand in the song Bohemian Rhapsody on piano.

The notes of the right hand

Once you have found the D, you will have to play all the following notes one after the other. Press the following notes in succession to play the melody of the song:

D – D – D – D – D – D – C – C – D – C – A# – G – C – C – C – D – F – F – F – D – D – D# – D – C – A# – D – D – D – D – D – D – D – D# – F – A# – G – G – G – G – G – G – F – F – G – F – D# – C – F – F# – F# – F – E – E – F – F# – F# – F – E – E – F – G – G – G – G – F – A# – E – E – E – E – F – F – F – F – A – A# – D – D – A# – C – D – D – C – D – D# – F – D# – D – C – C – D – D# – F – D# – D – C – D – D – D – F – A – G – G – G – G – A# – A# – A# – A# – A# – G – D# – D – C – G – G – F – G – G# – G – G – G – G# – G – G – F – F – A# – A# – F – F – G – G – G# – G# – A# – G# – G – F – G – A# – F – G – D# – A# – A# – B – C# – B – C# – B – A# – C – D# – A# – D# – A – D# – G# – D# – D – D – A# – C – D – D – C – D – D# – F – D# – D – C – C – D – D# – F – D# – D – C – D – D – D – F – A – G – G – G – G – A# – A# – A# – A# – A# – G – D# – D – C – G – G – F – G – G# – G – G – G – G# – G – G – F – F – A# – A# – F – F – G – G – G# – G# – A# – G# – G – F – G – A# – F – G – D# – A# – A# – B – C# – B – C# – B – A# – C – D# – A# – D# – A – D# – G# – D#.

Press all these notes in a row to play the Bohemian Rhapsody melody on the piano, performed with the right hand.

Practice this sequence of notes over and over again so that you know it by heart and feel totally comfortable before learning the left hand notes.

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Bohemian Rhapsody on piano: the notes of the right hand.

Video tutorial

Watch the following tutorial video that shows you the notes to play with your right hand. When the keys of the virtual piano light up, you must press the same keys on your keyboard.

Use this video to learn the notes, their duration and the tempo of the song.

[Note: you must remain pressed on the key while the note is on it on the virtual piano]:

Video tutorial of the notes to play with the right hand for the song Bohemian Rhapsody.
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Bohemian Rhapsody: playing the notes with the left hand

Where to start?

We will proceed here in the same way as for the right hand and start by identifying the first note to be played by the left hand.

Press the notes A#, D and F simultaneously to play your first chord:

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A# D and F are the first notes of the left hand in the song Bohemian Rhapsody.
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The notes of the left hand

Did you find the notes A#, D and F? Now it’s time for the rest of the song.

Press the following notes in succession with the fingers of your left hand [note: when notes are to be played together at the same time, we have linked them with the “+” symbol in the sequence below] :

A#+D+F – C+G+E+A# – C+D#+F+A – A#+D+F – G+A#+D – G+A#+D – G+A#+D – G+A#+D – F+G#+A#+D – F+G#+A#+D – F+G#+A#+D – F+G#+A#+D – D#+G+A# – D#+G+A# – D#+G+A# – D+G+A# – C+D#+G+C – C+D#+G+C – C+D#+G+C – C+D#+G+C – C+D#+F+A – C+D#+F+A – C+D#+F+A – C+D#+F+A – B+D#+F# – A#+D+F – A+C#+E – A#+D+F – B+D#+F# – A#+D+F – A+C#+E – A#+D+F – D#+G+A# – D#+G+A# – D+F+A# – D+F+A# – C#+E+G+A# – C#+E+G+A# – C+D#+F+A# – C+D#+F+A – A# – F – A# – D – G – F – A# – F – A# – D – G – F – A# – F – A# – D – G – F – G – G – A# – D – A – G – C – C – D# – G – D – C – C – D# – G – C – F – F – A – C – A# – F – A# – D – G – G – G – G – A# – D –  A – G – C – D# – G – C – B – B – A# – A# – A – A – C – F – G# – G# – C – F – D# – A# – D# – A# – G – A# – D – D – C – C – D# – G – D – G – C – G – F – C – F – E – D# – D# – D – D – A# – F – A# – F – D – F – A# – D – D# – A# – D# – G – A# – A# – D – F – C – C – D# – G – G# – D# – G# – B – D# – A# – D# – G – G# – G – F# – F – A# – F – A# – D – G – F – A# – F – A# – D – G – F – A# – F – A# – D – G – F – G – G – A# – D – A – G – C – C – D# – G – D – C – C – D# – G – C – F – F – A – C – A# – F – A# – D – G – F – G – G – A# – D – A – G – C – D# – G – C – B – B – A# – A# – A – A – C – F – G# – G# – C – F – D# – A# – D# – A# – G – A# – D – D – C – C – D# – G – D – G – C – G – F – C – F – E – D# – D# – D – D – A# – F – A# – F – D – F – A# – D – D# – A# – D# – G – A# – A# – D – F – C – C – D# – G – G# – D# – G# – B – D# – A# – D# – G – G# – G – F# – F – A# – F – A# – D – G – F – A# – F – A# – D – G – F.

By playing this succession of notes one after the other, you will get the whole Bohemian Rhapsody piano accompaniment, performed with the left hand.

The left hand is important because it gives the accompaniment, i.e. the rhythm, to the song you are playing.

We recommend that you repeat this long sequence of notes over and over again to master it.

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Bohemian Rhapsody on piano: the notes of the left hand.

Video tutorial

Follow this tutorial video to see the notes to play with the left hand for Bohemian Rhapsody.

Video tutorial of the left hand notes for the song Bohemian Rhapsody.

Bravo ! You can now play this famous rock song with both hands on the piano.

But now we have to play both hands together to perform the whole song.

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Bohemian Rhapsody on piano: play the whole song with both hands

Difficulty : the dissociation of the two hands

The dissociation of the hands refers to the exercise by which you can play with both hands at the same time without difficulty.

It is a difficult exercise when you are a beginner at the piano.

The beginner is not used to coordinating his hands on gestures as precise as the placement of fingers on a keyboard.

For this reason, we have listed in the following paragraph some techniques and tips that will allow you to acquire this exercise a little faster.

If you are a beginner and you have difficulty synchronizing your hands, read the following section before playing Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano.

Methods, tips and techniques

Start by playing the notes in the right hand, then the notes in the left hand.

This allows you to gradually get used to the various patterns and rhythms of the song you are working on.

This is the technique we have chosen to adopt in this tutorial dedicated to learning Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano.

Once you feel comfortable with the two separate hands, you need to synchronize them.

Start by choosing a short sequence of the song, like 5 or 10 seconds for example.

Play this passage over and over with both hands. Go slowly at first, then gradually pick up the pace. Once you have mastered this first passage, repeat the exercise on the next 5 or 10 seconds of the song. When you have mastered this second passage, play the first 10 or 20 seconds in a row, taking care of the transition between the two sequences that you have worked on separately.

This technique allows your brain to gradually assimilate the information in order to learn much faster.

Note: At La Touche Musicale, we name this technique the “learning loop”. Noticing its effectiveness on piano learning, we decided to integrate a feature into our online piano learning app that allows you to loop any part of the song and learn it in a few hours.

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Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano: the notes of both hands.

Video tutorial

This tutorial video is the most important of the 3 because it shows the notes of both hands to be played at the same time.

Since the previous videos showed you the duration and rhythms of the notes in the song, focus more now on the synchronization of the notes of both hands.

If the video is too fast, you can pause it to give yourself time to place your fingers correctly on the piano keyboard.

Note: on La Touche Musicale app, you don’t need to pause the song. The application waits for you until you play the right note.

Video tutorial to play the notes of both hands of the song Rhapsody in Blue on the piano.

At this stage of the tutorial, you should now know how to play Bohemian Rhapsody, congratulations!

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Download the free piano sheet music of the song Bohemian Rhapsody in PDF

You can find the score of Bohemian Rhapsody quite easily on the internet. However, don’t forget that the version you have learned in this tutorial is an easy piano version. Don’t try to play the original version right away, which is much more difficult (especially if you are a beginner), it might discourage you.

In addition to the tutorial showing you the notes to play and the tutorial videos, we thought it might be interesting to offer you to download the free piano sheet music of Bohemian Rhapsody in PDF format.

This will allow you to print it out so that you can play this famous Queen song anywhere and anytime.

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