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I think…

I think that it is effectively impossible to play the “ooo-weee-oooh, weee-oooh-ooooo” part of the Dr. Who theme on a guitar. I can’t find anything that remotely approaches its sound. I may not have the right pedals, and as near as I can tell, it’s a slide from 3 to 12 and back.

However, the opening bass part (dun-dun-dun, dun-dun-dun, DUN-DUN-DUN, dun-dun-dun) totally is (Eo x 6, E3 x 3, Eo x 6).

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  1. kirby1024 says

    Surely you could just restrict the range and you’d get a fair approximation?

    Alternatively, you could try a violin bow. Although I’ve been told they’re not all that fun to use on a guitar…

  2. structurefall says

    off the top of my head (and with no physical instrument in front of me), here’s a tab. bearing in mind that i interpret “dr who theme” as “doctorin’ the tardis”:


    (not sure if that will show up monospaced for you. view it in a monospaced font elsewhere if not.)

    • structurefall says

      oh, and if you want to actually get that -sound-, you’re going to need a slide. if you don’t have one or want to go buy one, use an AA battery. you basically just hold it lightly on the string/fret you’re playing and gradually run it to the next string. they also make these weird magnetic pick things (e-bows, i think they’re called) that’ll create a similar effect.

      (also, obviously i don’t know if that’s in the right key- probably not.)

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