The chords used in the Seven Seas of Rhye riff are arpeggios of D and G. In the first riff part the D moves between a D and G and in the second it moves from G to a combo which is actually a D7-3rd chord in other words the notes D A and C. The key to playing the riff for Seven Seas is the hitting of the D note twice before changing the riff pattern.
This can be seen in the video. (But if you have questions about playing the intro to Seven Seas of Rhye on Piano, please feel free to leave them on the video or as a comment below)
As a Queen Keyboardist myself, I have seen many tribute bands and some of them don’t play this riff right and it irks me. It’s not overly hard, it’s just a trick of getting that Double hit on the D note before re-starting the riff. So I wanted to pass on my tips in this post and this YouTube Video.
I hope you enjoy the new video of How to Play the Seven Seas of Rhye intro on Piano and that it helps if you were trying to learn the song.
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