Breaking Bad Theme (Slide Tab)


Dave Porter – Breaking Bad Theme (Slide Tab)

I’ve been bitching about modern theme tunes for a long time. They all have atmospheric, doom-laden theme tunes you can’t even remember let alone hum in the shower. And the Breaking Bad theme is no exception. But the series is great so I wanted to do a version anyway. And I’m sure the inevitable Badger spin-off will have a great theme tune.

I started off playing this without the slide – which you can do if you don’t play slide – but it didn’t sound quite right. There’s a lot more pointers in my How to Play Slide Ukulele ebook but the main thing is to mute the strings behind the slide so you don’t get any nasty overtones. Other than that, you don’t have to be too careful with your technique. There’s a fair bit of slide noise in the original which just adds to the atmosphere.

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  1. Conor August 30th, 2012 9:17 pm

    What about Boardwalk Empire? That’s got a great theme tune!

  2. Jeff / Humble Uker August 31st, 2012 4:00 pm

    Looking forward to trying this one out!

  3. Jeff / Humble Uker September 1st, 2012 12:36 am

    Just bought your slide e-book. Don’t know why I was holding off.

  4. Woodshed September 1st, 2012 10:27 am

    Conor: Don’t know the show, I’m afraid. If it’s on HBO you can guarantee it’s completely unavailable in the UK.

    Jeff: Glad you like. Sent you an email!

  5. Conor September 2nd, 2012 8:18 pm

    It’s on Sky Atlantic! It also has a scene with a naked lady playing a ukulele – what more could you ask for

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