Hawaii Five-0 (Simplified Tab)

Hawaii Five-0 (Simplified Tab)


Blog Status Update: It looks like the blog problems are under control (for the moment at least). The old theme which you know and tolerate is back but in a reduced state. Some of the missing features (like the related posts) might reappear once I get braver. A huge thanks goes to J-Hob for helping out. Would anyone miss the ‘Latest Comments’ bit in the sidebar?

Today’s easy tab is a version of Hawaii Five-0 which is simplified, shortened and moved down the neck for soprano players.

One part to take care with is the end of bar 7. Use your middle finger to fret that so it’s in place for the Bb chord in the next bar.

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  1. Acilius October 1st, 2009 9:41 pm

    “Would anyone miss the ‘Latest Comments’ bit in the sidebar?” I do look at it, but I wouldn’t miss it.

  2. J-Hob October 1st, 2009 10:00 pm

    I could certainly live without it if it means the blog works ok. I did often glance at it and it has drawn me into the odd discussion that I may otherwise have missed.

    Not sure I did that much to help – think it was largely you who sorted it out this time Al

  3. Woodshed October 2nd, 2009 8:47 pm

    Acilius & J-Hob: Thanks for the opinions. I’m thinking about adding an ‘In the Comments’ section to Friday Links. Which might be an even better way of drawing people into comments (but it does involve work).

  4. Ed Samiljan October 3rd, 2009 4:58 pm

    How about explaining the symbols under the tabs that look like the letter U or a straight vertical line. Also please explain the use of the letters h and s. I am guessing it hammer and slide but not sure.
    Many thanks,

  5. Woodshed October 4th, 2009 12:16 pm
  6. Jim March 12th, 2010 10:47 pm

    Thanks Woodshed, this’ll be my Sunday project. You know the tune that pops into your head for no reason which you can’t get rid of? The Indi theme tune is my wife’s one, so by learning how to play this I can drive her nuts (in an endearing way of course). Ta muchly.

  7. Jim March 12th, 2010 10:51 pm

    And now I’ve just realised I should have posted this under the Indiana Jones Theme Tune page… It would make a lot more sense, wouldn’t it?

  8. daniele May 15th, 2011 7:20 pm

    Hello there, thanks for posting this.
    Here’s a question I’ve been wondering about for a few days:
    I was trying to match my playing using this simplified tab sheet with that of the mp3 posted above, but it sounds like the uke on the recorded mp3 is playing different notes at times, like a modified version/personal interpretation of the song… Is it? Or just my impression?

    Like at times it sounds like the player is strumming full 4-strings-chords while on the music sheet is not so… am I having some kind of acoustic delusion or what?

  9. Woodshed May 18th, 2011 10:10 am

    daniele: I think everything is played as it is in the tab. Can you give an example of where you think there’s a difference?

  10. daniele May 19th, 2011 2:45 pm

    Ok I must first say that I’m just a beginner, so please do forgive any of my ignorance on this matter.
    So let’s see this first bunch of notes listed in the tab:

    before this pattern is repeated with the C string going 2-2 once again, I can hear that the player in the mp3 gives 2 full strums, like his hand is strumming through all four strings… but we don’t have 4-strings-strums here, the last two are 320 and 10… how is that achieved? Does the player somewhat mute the strings which shouldn’t vibrate without avoiding them? like playing x320 and x10x?

    (I hope this just invented chords notation is clear enough to explain what I mean)

  11. Woodshed May 21st, 2011 8:03 am

    daniele: Yes, I’m muting the strings that aren’t played. It’s a similar technique to strum blocking – just done on fewer strings.

  12. daniele May 21st, 2011 1:02 pm

    Aaah! thanks a lot! Now I get it!
    Excellent tutorial by the way, keep it up!

  13. Woodshed May 22nd, 2011 1:07 pm

    daniele: Glad to help.

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