The Ventures – Hawaii Five-O (Tab)

The Ventures – Hawaii Five-O (Tab)


A strange tune this one. Each time the theme rolls through it goes up by a semitone. To make it easier to remember, I’ve kept pretty much the same arrangement each time through (rather than going for the easiest arrangement each time).

The twiddly bits go a bit high, so you’ll need to play it on a tenor. I’ve made a few changes to the tune: one of the twiddly bits is lowered an octave and I’ve sliced a bit off the end.

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  1. cardboardfrog September 6th, 2009 3:16 pm

    excellent work here woodshed, foretunately my fluke runs out of frets at the seventeenth so i’m sorted to play this hehe

  2. scissorman September 7th, 2009 9:12 pm

    i was looking for a tab of this recently so thank you for posting this. Can you recommend a uke that goes up to 14. Mine is a 15 quid Mahalo and only goes up to 12. 14 is clearly 2 better and you will insist on posting tabs that outshine my uke.

  3. Tamster September 7th, 2009 11:49 pm

    I love this song! Thanks for the tab. I have a soprano with 17 frets as the fingerboard goes almost right to the soundhole so I should be good to go!
    Just curious, how come it’s in midi? Usually you have a uke sample/mp3.

  4. B-ry September 8th, 2009 3:10 am

    Ya i love this song, too but…… My uke only has 12 frets =(
    Anyway thanks for the tab! ill try to work it out anyway.

  5. ukukachoo September 8th, 2009 12:49 pm

    Very cool

  6. Woodshed September 13th, 2009 9:06 am

    cbf: Good for you ;)

    scissorman and B-ry: I have been thinking about doing a few easier, single note versions of some tunes. This might be one of them and I’ll make sure it doesn’t go too high.

    Tamster: Time constraints. It was a rush getting two weeks of posts together before I dashed off on holiday. I didn’t have time to do an mp3.

    Rob: I’m going to have to get used to referring to you as “ukukachoo”.

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