Angry Birds (Tab)


Ari Pulkkinen – Angry Birds (Tab)

Angry Birds might be annoyingly addictive and sometimes annoyingly annoying, but the theme music is outstanding. It’s one of two games I play and don’t turn the music off for (the other is Pizza Boy).

For my version, I did mess around with things a bit. The intro section is picked with a bit of running man picking (alternating index and middle). The main section is mostly played with the thumb flicking down on the g and C and the index finger flicking up (which a few strums thrown in). In the final section, Thumb on g, index on E and middle finger on A.

Lead Sheet

Here’s just the basic melody and it’s a bit more faithful to the original. So you can play it simply as it is or arrange your own version around it.


Ari Pulkkinen – Angry Birds Theme (Lead Tab)

Here’s how it sounds by itself.


Lead Line

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26 Comments

  1. Damian June 2nd, 2011 7:26 pm

    Brilliant , going to get my beak stuck into this .

  2. Woodshed June 3rd, 2011 9:46 am

    Damian: Thanks very much!

  3. Ted June 3rd, 2011 1:40 pm

    What about the song on Robot Unicorn Attack? Not original to the game of course, but it’s the reason I occasionally play that game!

  4. Greenway June 3rd, 2011 3:30 pm

    Very interesting. :D
    And Ted, you mean Always by Erasure?

  5. Lyndsey June 3rd, 2011 8:50 pm

    I’m so jealous of your ukulele skills.

  6. L.bo Marie June 3rd, 2011 9:32 pm
  7. Woodshed June 4th, 2011 10:23 am

    Ted: There are chords for it here.

    Greenway: I hope he did otherwise I just sent him to the wrong place.

    Lyndsey: Thanks!

    L.bo: Thanks for the link.

  8. Carlton June 4th, 2011 10:24 pm

    This is excellent.

  9. Nellyington June 5th, 2011 12:23 am

    I ran out of frets! D:

  10. Woodshed June 5th, 2011 10:44 am

    Nellyington: Yeah, at that point there are two options: go back down to an octave lower, or just make a dissonant noise as high up the fretboard as you can.

  11. Woodshed June 5th, 2011 9:17 pm

    Carlton: Thanks! And thanks for the lead sheet idea.

  12. MadsiMC August 10th, 2011 11:42 am

    That man has skills on the uke, but I cant do that 003030 thing haha, :) but very Nice !:D

  13. Woodshed August 11th, 2011 11:46 am

    MadsiMC: I’m using hammer-ons and pull-offs for that section.

  14. Liluke August 31st, 2011 1:16 am

    LOVE Angry Birds! I must learn to play this 3:) Thanks for sharing :)

  15. Woodshed August 31st, 2011 7:31 am

    Liluke: Good luck with it.

  16. bryce Lynn January 31st, 2012 6:05 pm

    you never cease to amaze woodshed!

  17. Woodshed January 31st, 2012 10:44 pm

    Bryce: Thanks!

  18. Unknown February 7th, 2012 7:22 am

    That is just amazing learning it now thanks heaps for the tab:)

  19. Woodshed February 7th, 2012 10:19 am

    Unknown: Thanks!

  20. Unknown February 8th, 2012 7:12 am

    Just wondering if you know any other songs that really bring out the ukes strengths like this song, you know a good acoustic song that goes well with the uke?

  21. Dana May 6th, 2012 4:10 am

    I got very excited about this…until I saw those higher frets that my uke does not possess :(

    I am glad tho that someone mentioned the erasure song! Sooo excited about that now too! :D

  22. Woodshed May 16th, 2012 11:11 am

    Dana: For the bit at the 16th and 17th frets you can play it at the 4th and 5th frets and it works okay.

  23. Daniel August 10th, 2013 5:36 pm

    Too good, as always. I was pretty surprised by how great this sounds. What type of uke is that by the way?

  24. Woodshed August 10th, 2013 10:42 pm

    Daniel: It’s a KoAloha Sceptre.

  25. Drew Oeltmann September 10th, 2014 8:45 am

    Dear Woodshed,

    Thank you so much for posting this wonderful video! My 5 yr old step-son who’s hopelessly addicted to this video game, hates it when I practice my Ukulele. I laid this on him and now he wants to start a band! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! BTW-you are an extremely talented musician. cheers!

  26. Woodshed September 10th, 2014 10:16 am

    Drew: Thanks very much! Very glad I could help you placate him!

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