Fraggle Rock Theme (Tab)


Fraggle Rock Theme (Tab)

Why was I using my Sceptre in this video? The trickiest part of this song is the clapping: keeping the rhythm is tricky but dealing with the constant danger of your uke dropping to the floor is the big worry. So don’t use your favourite uke. Of course, you could save yourself the bother by doing chnks instead of claps. But where’s the fun in that.

Twiddly Bits

In place of a set of claps, I did a couple of fills. They were improvised using the C major pentatonic. Here’s the first twiddle I did:

Or you can twiddle like this:

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20 Comments

  1. Tuscadero September 2nd, 2010 6:15 pm

    Thank you! I’ve had requests (ok, one person requesting repeatedly) for this one.

  2. cardboardfrog September 2nd, 2010 8:22 pm

    This just plain wins.

  3. Emily September 2nd, 2010 10:46 pm

    How? How?! HOW CAN YOU PLAY THAT AND NOT SMILE?! Not even a little bit?

    Very fun stuff.

  4. Donnie Bubbles September 2nd, 2010 11:04 pm

    Sweet!

  5. Alison September 3rd, 2010 12:23 am

    I love this SO MUCH! Thank you :).

  6. George Stone (s) September 3rd, 2010 3:57 am

    AWESOME!!! funny good, Al

  7. Phredd September 3rd, 2010 11:07 am

    Dance your cares away, worry’s for another day, let the music play…

  8. bunnyflower September 3rd, 2010 4:17 pm

    Yayyyyyyyyyy, this makes me happy! Jim Henson and muppet music is the best.

  9. Rose September 3rd, 2010 7:58 pm

    YES! Just… yes.

    Oh, and your t-shirt in this video intrigues me… which book for dummies is the dummy reading?

  10. Woodshed September 3rd, 2010 10:26 pm

    Tuscadero: You’re welcome.

    cbf: Cheers!

    Emily: Because I hate life, the world and everything in it.

    Donnie, Alison, bunnyflower and George: Glad you guys liked it.

    Phredd: Ever thought of doing a cover of it? Seems to suit you perfectly.

    Rose: Crash Tests for Dummies.

  11. Walaka Kamano September 4th, 2010 4:47 pm

    If this is the way you hate life,
    the world and everything in it,
    Please keep hating!

    Watching you play this makes me want to throw money at you.

  12. Joshua Timmins September 14th, 2010 7:37 pm

    This made me so happy I felt like crying

  13. Mike Ukedude September 15th, 2010 5:48 am

    This is great. Just tweeted this. My gf would love this.

  14. Woodshed September 20th, 2010 10:20 pm

    Walaka: Thanks, I’ll be sure to keep hating!

    Joshua: *Offers a tissue*

    Mike: Thanks very much for spreading the word.

  15. onepercentyellow September 26th, 2010 8:26 am

    Oh yeah!!! Always wanted to be Red! And dozer buildings do look awfully delicious!

  16. Woodshed September 26th, 2010 10:39 am

    onepercentyellow: I’ve always wondered what they tasted like too.

  17. becky September 30th, 2010 11:16 am

    YOU ARE MY HERO!!!!

  18. Woodshed October 2nd, 2010 10:47 pm

    becky: Damn right I am. Where’s my parade!?

  19. kwokkie November 3rd, 2012 11:15 am

    Oh, this one is fun to play! Thank you so much!

    The 8-8-9-10 chord is kinda uncomfortable to play on my ukulele,though, because the body of my ukulele gets in the way. 8-5-5-5 should be the same chord, is that correct? (I’m still learning)

  20. Woodshed November 3rd, 2012 7:59 pm

    kwokkie: Yes, that’s absolutely correct. It should work fine.

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