Tetris Duet

Korobeiniki/Tetris Theme Duet (pdf)

MIDIs: Duet, Ukulele 1, Ukulele 2

I think it’s safe to say that I’ve listened to this tune more than any other over the course of my life. Yet I didn’t even know what it was called until I started researching for this post. The tune is variously called Korobeiniki, Korobeyniki, Korobushka, The Peddlers and ‘that plinky-plonky Tetris music’. The lyrics of the song (written by one Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov in the 19th Century) tell of a young stable-boy who was obsessed with arranging different shaped straw bales as they dropped from the sky.

This duet divides the parts up fairly evenly. The first ukulele takes the main melody and the second plays a counter melody. I’d suggest that you repeat it more than is indicated in the tab, speeding up each time until you’re going at a frantic pace at the end.

“But,” I hear some of you cry, “I have no friends.” No worries. I’m working on a solo version so stay tuned.

Update: The solo tab is here: Tetris (solo)

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  1. FranSpain July 22nd, 2007 3:28 pm

    Fantastic!!! you are my hero!!!

  2. Woodshed July 22nd, 2007 6:18 pm

    ROFL Thanks, Fran. I’ve never been anyone’s hero before :P

  3. Uke Hunt » Tetris Theme (Solo Version) August 5th, 2007 11:15 am

    […] tried to retain as much as I could from the duet version – which has made it tricky to play as it shoots around the neck. The trickiest section is bars 5 […]

  4. pich October 23rd, 2010 11:08 am

    so rubish is not good retry your tabs is not good

  5. Woodshed October 24th, 2010 12:08 pm

    pich: Perhaps, before attempting tabs, you should practice more simple physical challenges like using the shift key.

  6. Jugleer December 13th, 2010 8:41 am

    I have spent way to much time on this game. I got 22mil on the nintendo ds. Because of that I know that these tabs are great! Thanks Woodshed

  7. Woodshed December 13th, 2010 8:33 pm

    Jugleer: It’s all good finger practice.

  8. Gabrielle August 20th, 2011 6:52 pm

    Love it! I saw another version on Ultimate Guitar, but this sounds so much better :D

  9. Woodshed August 21st, 2011 9:11 am

    Gabrielle: Thanks very much! Glad you like it.

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