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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