Harold Faltermeyer- – Axel F (Tab)

axelf ukulele tab


As you might have guess, there’s going to be a fair proportion of 80s cheese in the keyboard riffs for ukulele series. And it doesn’t come much more 80s than the theme tune to Beverley Hills Cop. The 80s must be the only time in pop music history that it was fashionable to be German.

Keep the notes in this one short and muted by resting the underside of you picking hand just in front of the bridge.

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  1. Grease July 28th, 2009 7:35 pm

    Cheesy, absolutely but it is a really fun tune. Hopefully enough time has passed that people have forgotten that accursed frog version…

  2. Nick Bardy-Chivor July 28th, 2009 8:12 pm

    OH YEAH…love it…what next…herbie hancock…thomas dolby…georgio moroder…bring it on!!!

    P.s. any news on those awesome looking tee shirts yet…my wardrobe needs them…

  3. PaulC July 28th, 2009 8:40 pm


  4. Iain July 28th, 2009 9:00 pm

    I agree with Nick. Bring on the Giorgio Moroder for Ukulele e-book.

  5. mictoboy July 29th, 2009 12:56 pm

    I ain’t gonna fall for no banana in the tailpipe…

    good stuff Mr Shed!

  6. Woodshed July 29th, 2009 5:43 pm

    Grease: I actually had forgotten about that. No thanks for reminding me ;)

    Nick: News on that in about 15 minutes. Not all of it good news.

    Paul: Agreed.

    Iain: Yes, I’ll add the GM ebook to the list.

    mictoboy: Thanks.

  7. J-Hob August 11th, 2009 1:35 pm

    just got around to trying this out – it’s well wicked, brill, skill and even fab!

  8. chuck gonzalez January 19th, 2011 4:37 pm

    nicely done a favourite for any event i think

  9. Woodshed January 22nd, 2011 3:08 pm

    chuck: Thanks.

  10. Arkarian March 28th, 2012 4:19 pm

    I personally found it easier to play barring the third fret and playing the open G on the E string third fret… Just throwing it out there.

  11. Woodshed March 29th, 2012 12:20 pm

    Arkarian: Yeah, that’s a good way of doing it.

  12. AAAAAA June 22nd, 2012 7:26 pm

    Yay! I’ve finally found another piece that I can play. Before this, all I could play was smoke on the water, Ode to joy and twinkle twinkle little star.

  13. Woodshed June 25th, 2012 11:18 am

    AAAAAA: Congratulations!

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