James Bond Theme (Simplified Tab)


James Bond Theme (Simplified Tab)

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Last in the series of Easy Themes is a reworking of the James Bond Theme. And it’s still not all that easy. I’ve tried to reduce that amount of switching between picking and strumming, but there’s still a lot of it.

The first two bars is done with the thumb on the G string, index on the E strings and middle on the A string. The next section has the thumb on the G and strumming the other strings. The main theme is all strums. The most difficult section is the one that begins with bar 19. This part combines a bit of all those mixed up.

The coda strays a bit far up the neck. If you haven’t got access up to the 14th fret, you could try it this way:

james bond ukulele tab

It doesn’t sound quite right but you might just get away with it.

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9 Comments

  1. Acilius October 5th, 2009 3:20 pm

    That’s fun. I think it has some reggae potential.

  2. Nick Bardy-Chivor October 5th, 2009 7:44 pm

    …Give me about a year on this one…

  3. vatsal October 6th, 2009 7:36 am

    @Nick – agreed. Same here…

  4. Woodshed October 6th, 2009 8:55 am

    Acilius: Like this?

    Nick and Vatsal: Worth every minute.

  5. Acilius October 6th, 2009 12:53 pm

    The Selecter’s cover is a bit too close to the original. The Skatalites opened up the rhythm a lot more. They’re the ones your version reminded me of.

  6. mcnilly February 13th, 2010 8:24 pm

    haha this is simply fantastic, i don’t even dare comment on your ‘un-simplified’ theme, its just out of this world!

  7. Woodshed February 14th, 2010 1:49 pm

    mcnilly: Thanks!

  8. Lz July 9th, 2012 6:00 am

    why does it remind me of the pink panther?

  9. Woodshed July 9th, 2012 10:18 pm

    Lz: They definitely have a similar vibe.

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