Indiana Jones Theme (Simplified Tab)

Indiana Jones Theme (Simplified Tab)


Blog Problems: You might have noticed that they blog looks bloody awful. I’ve been having major problems with it and have spent all day desperately trying to fix it whilst holding back the tears. So things might look and act a little strange (or not work at all) for a while. In fact, posting this might break all the internets. But let’s give it a go. If anyone is giving out hugs, I could really use one. Or, failing that, a bucket full of diazepam might do the trick.

I always like the challenge of trying to get everything that’s going on in a piece into a uke arrangement. Which means most of my arrangements end up being trickier than they need to be. So this week I’ll be taking some of the theme tunes I’ve tabbed before and simplifying them down to make them more accessible. Starting off with the Indiana Jones Theme.

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  1. Thomas September 29th, 2009 6:24 pm

    Well, I’m just glad you agree it looks awful :-) For a moment there, I was scared this was the new look!

    I’m usually not into the hugging-men business, I do have about a litre of cheap vodka. That usually brightens me up pretty darn good.

    I’ll definitely practise my fingers blue on Indiana Jones, If THAT doesn’t impress my friends, I’ll find something else to impress them with. (Maybe an empty vodka bottle over the head).

    Good luck on the site, hope this comment doesn’t break it.

  2. cardboardfrog September 29th, 2009 6:52 pm

    aww poor woodshed, its never good when the internet bullies you, got two new ukes in my house with two new uke players so might be a while till i get round to learn this but they’ve been dispatched with a link to the site to do some learning.

  3. LonnaB September 29th, 2009 6:56 pm


    And I haven’t got any diazepam but I can spot you a clonazepam. From my experience, anything that ends in ‘pam’ does a pretty good job mellowing a fellow out. (just use caution when mixing with vodka!)

    Honestly, I like the background on the header. Very lounge like. Keep at it, you’ll wrestle it into submission eventually.

  4. Donnie Bubbles September 29th, 2009 7:38 pm

    My wordpress site melted down last week too – not sure it’s the same issue, but to fix mine I ended up backing up the whole theme and then installing the files from the original theme one at a time until things worked again.

  5. Woodshed September 29th, 2009 9:05 pm

    Thomas: I don’t know much about design, but I wouldn’t use this here unless it was really necessary!

    cbf: Thanks for passing on the site to your housemates.

    Lonna: Spam? Worth a try. And at least you can take it with vodka.

    Donnie: I’m fairly sure it’s a plugin related problem. I just need to rejig the proper theme a little so it works without some of the more resource hungry plugins.

  6. Acilius September 29th, 2009 9:24 pm

    Okay, Al, if it’s hugs you need, it’s hugs I’ll give. Good luck!

  7. Sunny Jim September 29th, 2009 9:38 pm

    Hi Woodshed, I’ve been meaning to say thanks for all you do at Ukehunt for sometime and reading the plea for hugs prodded me into action… I discovered the site shortly after picking up a uke for the first time and its been a constant source of inspiration. I had a hard day today too and getting home and picking up my uke and playing ‘Easy Like Sunday Morning’ (including the guitar solo on the kazoo) cheered me up no end. Keep on keepin’ on, Sunny Jim

  8. Emily September 30th, 2009 1:17 am

    Alaskans give the best hugs…but even from THOUSANDS of miles away, you might not feel the awesomeness.


  9. ronhale September 30th, 2009 1:42 am

    Woodshed: Per se, it’s a perfectly good look, very clean,
    but generic perhaps, just like many other sites, but nothing wrong with that,& I do like the red.
    The look obviously isn’t you, by your commentary, so in that case, of course, get it fixed.

    I do, however, very much like the fact that comments are not splashed instantly, openly
    for all to see, but are hidden. That development could stay. And maybe some sort of “review comments” function could be added. And the comments look OK in this style.

    If I could send you a bottle of one of our Napa Valley wines to help you relax, I would.

  10. Anne Marie September 30th, 2009 4:22 am

    I am giving out hugs; all kinds of hugs.
    Bear hugs
    Fair hugs
    Air hugs
    Side hugs
    Applied hugs
    Wide hugs
    Nice hugs
    Twice hugs
    Oft hugs
    Soft hugs
    Any kind of hugs almost.

    I am pretty sure that the Internet is not broken (yet), but I do hope that everything currently going wrong starts going your way very soon.

  11. andy September 30th, 2009 8:13 am

    no hugs, just genuine best wishes.

  12. Woodshed September 30th, 2009 11:43 am

    Sunny Jim: Thanks very much for the kind words. Appreciate it.

    Emily: Wow! I can feel it from here.

    ron: The ‘Latest Comments’ might be one thing that goes. It did result in more comments, but I had been thinking of ditching it anyway.

    Anne Marie: Thanks! I’ll take three applied hugs, a side huge, two oft hugs and half a dozen soft hugs.

    andy: Cheers.

  13. Nelson September 30th, 2009 2:21 pm

    I’ll send all my huggles….to you.

  14. Woodshed September 30th, 2009 7:45 pm

    Thanks, Nelson.

  15. WIUO October 9th, 2009 11:43 am

    There are twelve of us, and we are all good huggers. A dozen hugs for you. And one extra for the Indiana Jones business.

  16. Woodshed October 9th, 2009 2:22 pm

    WIUO: Thanks for the dozen hugs. And thanks for the new video.

  17. L.Bo Marie November 5th, 2009 4:28 am

    oh man, I missed giving out hugs? well, a month late is better than never.

    (it’s true, I miss the side bar for following conversations- and who has time to lurk?)

  18. Woodshed November 5th, 2009 9:08 pm

    L.Bo Marie: Thanks very much. All hugs welcomed with open arms.

  19. Andy February 26th, 2014 3:25 pm

    Hey Man,

    I have been all over your site for a few months, I love it. It’s so friendly and useful, thanks a million.

    Recently, I’ve been working on the intermediate fingerpicking and I have a question. Would you use an alternating thumb and finger technique whichever strings you were playing on or would you keep the thumb to the C and G strings and play runs of notes on the E and A strings just using your fingers?

  20. Woodshed February 26th, 2014 3:52 pm

    Andy: Thanks! The second option. Use my thumb on g and C. Then fingers for E and A.

  21. Andy February 27th, 2014 3:17 pm

    Thanks very much. Happily, that’s what I’ve been doing.

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