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From c9609436@alinga.newcastle.edu.au Fri May 16 08:13:57 1997
Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 09:27:46 +1000 (EST)
From: The Loan Arranger 
To: OLGA - Submissions 
Subject: TAB : Various Television Theme Songs

    Peter Gunn
This theme, by the late Henry Mancini, is the TV theme perhaps most favoured 
by rock guitarists, and even rock keyboardists ( Emerson Lake & Palmer did
a cover version). Although it was a TV theme, most people think of it as
a movie theme. Ultimately, the music to this one doesn't need an 
explanation.

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James Bond Althogh not a TV theme, the bond theme is so pervasisive that it might as well be. The featured excerpt here is the rapidly riffed guitar usually heard over the string accompaniment during moments of intense Bondian danger. ___________________ ________________ | 1, 2 | 3
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The Pink Panther Like the J. B. theme, this Mancini tune was not originally written for TV (it was featured in Peter Seller's detective comedies) but still is best known as the musical score for the Pink Panther cartoons.
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The Twilight Zone This TV theme may be one of the most popular of all time, just because people use it as a way to indicate weirdness (" do-do do-do ...."). For this riff, grab a capo, and shove it on as high as you can ( with much finger blustering I figured it to be at the 18th fret, though could only get it up to the 14th !), for the high and eerie sound.
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Secret Agent Man One of the easiest riffs, as played by Johnny Rivers, it went to #3 in 1966.
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Green Acres This intro riff has a country feel but was played with nicely distorted guitars, giving it a bit more of a rock feel. The Chores! The Stores! Fresh Air! Times Square!
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Mission Impossible The definitive spy TV tune, with lots of bass, trumpets and bucket loads of percussion. This is off the original series, back in the late 60's thru 70's. The lead was originally performed on a flute! ( I Didn't bother to listen to the re-released version, as I've never been a big fan of Techno)
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email me for a larger version of this ! Hawaii Five-0 Originally performed by the Ventures ( those 60's surf-guitar dudes of Walk Don't Run fame), this opening riff translates from TV to solo guitar as well as, if not better than almost any other theme song. Add Big Drums and Hulu Skirts for that authentic Waikiki sound.
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The Addams Family Featured in both the B/W series and the recent movies, this harpsichord and finger-snappin' riff is about as quirky as ole' Fester himself. Neat, Sweet.... petite. __________________ | 1.
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The Munsters This one evokes early twang-surf rock, hot-rods, while at the same time, adding in a hint of the sinister ....
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The Flintstones The vocal line. Need anything else ??..... Nah!
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The Dick Van Dyke Show Pretend that you're married to Mary Tyler Moore... ( Hoo- Hoo, and you know, I'm yours.... sorry just getting carried away. Back to the stupid one liner.) .... and you have to sleep in separate beds to be able to nail this theme Swing Time
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Bewitched A highly recognizable riff, that features dozens of instruments, like harps xylophones, Samantha's nose...). Bewitched starred Elizabeth Montgomery as the witch of every young man's lusting fancy. Swing Time
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I Dream of Jeannie A Jazzy, swing time (or what the producers imagined to be a Middle Eastern rhythm), this is in 2/2 time. The Series left us with the one hotly burning question: Who had more power - Jeannie or Samantha? ( I say Samantha! )
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The Andy Griffith Show Sure, everyone can whistle this, but now you're gonna have to play it !. Dont forget the shuffle rhythm in the background. And as a bonus, if ya know the words -yes there are actually words- feel free to sing along. You know Barney and Floyd would. _______________________________ | 1.
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Hogan's Heroes The main theme to that zany look at how wacky life was in a concentration camps during WWII. Add yer whistlin' and marching band to capture the flair of this one.
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Bonanza An actual guitar dyed-in-the-wool theme. If this don't conjure images of Pa, Hoss and Little Joe Cartwright, you weren't watching enough television in your formative years.
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The Odd Couple It helps to live in a cramped Manhatten apartment when you're trying to get the flavour of this one. Swing Time
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Beavis and Butt-head Huh, Huh .... uh ... like this one is cool .... Capo at the 5th fret ( Unless you're Jimi Hendrix -- and I highly doubt it)
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M*A*S*H Everyone knows this is the theme to M*A*S*H, but hardly anyone knows that it is actually a song called "Suicide Is Painless" ( With a melody of 'Cause suicide is painless / it brings on many changes ...'). A perfect acoustic piece for your TV theme repertoire.
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Batman Theme Holy Six String Batman !!, you'll have to check out your local (and Remote?) newsgroups for my transcription of this one as it is a bit longer than the one or two liners here! Written out by The Loan Arranger c9609436@alinga.newcastle.edu.au 10/11/96
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