Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp (Chords)

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp (Chords)

Usually I wait until just before Halloween before I put up the Halloween stuff. Partly because it seems strange doing it much earlier but mainly because of lack of foresight. But this time round I’m giving you plenty of practice time.

Suggested Strumming

You can go with a very simple strum:

d u d u d u d u

Or you can 70s it up a bit with some 6 chords and a glam-rock rhythm.

Verse Riff

Twiddly Bits

After the, “Let’s do the time warp again…” there’s a chance to throw in a few widdles. You can use the A minor or A major pentatonic or, in this case, a bit of both.

And here’s a minor bit up the neck:

Chorus Licks

And the end of the song:

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  1. Marie September 28th, 2010 8:46 pm

    good night! I do love this song… great, I’m not going to get any work done today.
    Thanks so much *big grin*

  2. Anna September 29th, 2010 3:20 am

    That’s a lot of fun! Thanks!

  3. Tuscadero September 29th, 2010 1:59 pm

    I’ve played this tune for a while, but these new twiddly bits are a treat!

  4. Jeff September 29th, 2010 3:21 pm

    Al – thanks for giving the world more fun. I was wondering if you have a print function on your blog that would provide a simple printout with the 3 extra pages of blog face?

  5. Jeff September 29th, 2010 4:39 pm

    I meant withOUT the extra pages. I can print the song this was but not all the Twiddly Bits.

  6. Emily September 29th, 2010 7:17 pm

    Sweet! Thanks again!

  7. Isabel September 29th, 2010 8:36 pm

    OMG this song is so perfect. Me and my friends are being the rocky horror characters for halloween. Thank you so much!

  8. Rob NY September 29th, 2010 10:58 pm

    I used to go to the Friday midnight showings of this in the late 70s. Lots of fun. Thanks for posting this, and welcome back.

  9. 0R4NG3 September 30th, 2010 3:31 am

    I think that I’ve brought this up before, but…. YOU ARE THE MOST AWESOME PERSON ON THE PLANET!

  10. rico October 1st, 2010 7:13 pm

    The void is calling! Thanks for this Al, very nice with the widdlies too:)
    I think Halloween should start now!

  11. Tim Bisley October 2nd, 2010 9:45 am

    I hate it! It’s boil-in-the-bag perversion for sexually repressed accountants and first-year drama students with too many posters of Betty Blue, The Blues Brothers, Big Blue and Blue Velvet on their blue bloody walls!

    Still love the uke and your site though.

  12. Woodshed October 2nd, 2010 10:40 pm Glad I could keep you from doing something you might regret.

    Anna: You’re welcome.

    Tuscadero: Gotta love twiddling.

    Jeff: Hmm, I don’t know of a way I’m afraid.

    Emily: You’re welcome again.

    Isabel: Enjoy your Halloween.

    Rob: I hope you were wearing stockings and suspenders.

    0R4NG3: Now you’re making me blush.

    rico: I think I can live without a month long Halloween.

    Tim: Must admit, never watched the film myself (or the stage show for that matter).

  13. Redmond October 3rd, 2010 8:17 pm

    I’m 1st chair trumpet in a pit orchestra for musicals and we were just talking about the Rocky Horror Picture Show. When did you get psychic?

  14. Rob NY October 4th, 2010 12:47 am

    Never that daring Al. Just regular 70s fashion.

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