Neko Atsume Theme (Tab)

A primer for the uninitiated: Neko Atsume it a mobile game where you lure increasingly fancy cartoon cats to your yard. Until recently it was only in Japanese and inscrutable to non-Japanese speakers.

In short, it has all the ingredients to make it an inevitable massive hit. Including the most important: a smooth, lounge-jazz soundtrack (the favourite music of all cats). And Neko Atsume delivers with chilled major 7 and 9 chords just crying out for a ukulele cover.

Melody Part

Neko Atsume (Melody Tab)

I play this part on a standard C-tuned uke with a capo on the second fret (so it’s the same as D-tuning).

There are a few big jumps up and down the fretboard. It took me a good amount of practice to get them smooth. Also, when you’re leaping up the fretboard remember that the capo means that you actually play two frets higher than indicated (not a problem if you’re using D-tuning, of course).

If you just want to play the melody part, here’s a backing track for you:

Backing Track

Backing Part

Neko Atsume (Backing Tab)

If, on the other hand, you want to play the backing part (or you have a friend who does) you’re going to need a baritone ukulele and a mellow, cat-like outlook on life. I highly recommend stealing a few of these chord moves next time you’re looking for a laid-back jazz sound.


Get the app
Buy the tune on Amazon Japan (I couldn’t find it anywhere else)
Game Themes“>More game theme tabs

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