Charlie McDonnell – Big Bang 2 (Chords)

Charlie McDonnell/Chameleon Circuit – Big Bang 2 (Chords)

It’s the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who next week so this week a couple of Who tunes to get you ready. First up is Charlie McDonnell’s solo uke version of Big Bang 2 by his trock band Chameleon Circuit. The song is based on Murray Gold’s I Am The Doctor from the show. More about that song on Thursday.

Suggested Strumming

Intro: Do this once for each chord:

d – d – d – x u
– u – u d u d –

Here’s how that sounds slowed way down:


Verse: One down strum for each chord in the first half (the single strum bits vary between the verses). Then this twice for each chord:

d – d u – u d –

Chorus: Here’s where it gets tricky. Each line is this:


Here’s how that sounds slowed down:

Chorus Strum

Middle: You can use the verse strum again: d – d u – u d –

Twiddly Bits

Here’s the little riff at the beginning. Best not to let it worry you that it’s in 7/8 time.



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  1. Apple November 22nd, 2013 8:26 am

    Aaah, yessss! Thank you!

    Are you planning on doing any other Chameleon Circuit songs?

  2. Woodshed November 22nd, 2013 8:29 am

    Apple: Thanks! No plans to, I’m afraid. Maybe on the Dr Who 100th Anniversary!

  3. KT December 8th, 2013 12:42 am

    hey remember when i requested this song like a year ago? :D Good job as usual, I would never be able to decipher Charlie’s frantic strumming on my own.

  4. Woodshed December 8th, 2013 11:59 am

    KT: Glad I could finally get round to it!

  5. eric January 10th, 2016 2:36 pm


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