Tetris Theme Solo (pdf)
I recently acquired a Fluke and ill-educated people have been confusing it with a balalaika ever since. I’ve given up trying to explain it to them and have learnt to play two Russian sounding tunes on it. The first bit of this video is the tune from Gogol Bordello’s Not A Crime – from a traditional tune called Tromba de Zingari. The second part is a solo version of the Tetris theme.
I’ve 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 and 6. Originally I had it tabbed as:
I made it slightly easier for the tab. You can make it easier still by playing it like this:
Which I should have done because I was struggling with this section in the video.
One more hint: in the first bar make sure you fret the A with your third finger so you can play the next few notes more easily.