Back to the Future Medley (Tab)

Back to the Future Medley (Tab)

I don’t like to break with regular scheduled posting, but I had to take today to flick on the klystron HV, turn the variable autotransformer up 130 and blast this one out.

Back to the Future (Alan Silvestri): Alan Silvestri wrote the score to all the BttF movies but he was clearly channeling John Williams for the epic theme music.

Mr Sandman (The Chordettes): This one is already a bit of ukulele standard thanks to the opening lick being perfectly suited to re-entrant tuning.

Time Bomb Town (Lindsey Buckingham): This one is a bit more incidental than the others (it’s the tune on the radio when Marty wakes up before the first DeLorean scene) but I had to include it because if it’s not played on a ukulele it sure sounds a lot like one.

Power of Love (Huey Lewis & the News): The first bit of this is just switching between different inversions of F and C. It shows how effective just changing up inversions can be.

Doubleback (ZZ Top & Alan Silvestri): The only part of the medley that doesn’t crop up in the Part I. It’s the tune from the ZZ Top bit in Part III. It’s supposed to be the ZZ Top song of the same name although any resemblance is lost on me.

Johnny B Goode (Chuck Berry. You know, Marvin’s cousin.): The climax of local rhythmic ceremonial ritual the Fish Under the Sea Dance and this medley.


Back to the Future Soundtrack on iTunes
Biff’s Question song (G – C – D – G if you want to play along)
More movie theme tabs

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  1. Kempo October 22nd, 2015 9:15 am

    Email scheduled for 7:24pm Hill Valley time? Nice touch!

  2. Woodshed October 22nd, 2015 10:38 am

    Kempo: I don’t have that much control over the time it goes out! Just a coincidence.

  3. Nick October 22nd, 2015 1:44 pm

    Great stuff! Very nicely played.
    Ok, now to learn it ?

  4. Ash October 22nd, 2015 1:48 pm

    Awesome. So pumped to see this. If you have full versions of any of the pieces in this medley I’d be so happy!

  5. Woodshed October 22nd, 2015 8:01 pm

    Nick: Happy practicing!

    Ash: This is all I’ve worked up of them, I’m afraid.

  6. Nathan October 27th, 2015 6:15 pm

    My only annoyance is that I didn’t see it before Saturday. I was dressed as ZZ Top from the third one, including uke, and would have loved to have played Doubleback in costume. Ah well!

    Great going.

  7. Woodshed October 28th, 2015 6:44 am

    Nathan: I recommend subscribing in at least three ways to make sure you don’t miss anything!

  8. Nathan October 28th, 2015 8:34 am

    Wouldn’t have helped, I’m afraid, I was without wifi/signal in middle of nowhere. Well, a scout hut some distance from York. Wouldn’t have been able to see it anyway…

    Anyway, I am subscribed!

  9. Woodshed October 29th, 2015 10:01 am

    Nathan: Ah! That’s I why I don’t go anywhere that doesn’t have WiFi. Or outside at all if I can help it!

  10. Nathan October 29th, 2015 11:52 am

    Can’t say it was my choice! Did get a bit of in-front-of-people uke playing, which was nice.

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