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.