Mad World for Solo Ukulele
Donald Darko. At some point in our lives, we’ve all been possessed by visions of a giant rabbit that makes us commit violent acts. I think that’s why the film had a lacklustre reception upon its first release. Either that, or people just hate Jake Gyllenhaal.
You’ll notice a stunning resemblance between myself and Patrick Swayze. This has often been remarked on and there was was a time when I could pass myself off as that wonderful man. Sadly, those days are now gone….
Patrick Wayne Swayze (August 18, 1952 — September 14, 2009)
What This Song Can Teach You -
- Play in the key of Gm.
- Add a slow and relaxing melody to your repertoire.
- Compare campanella and standard playing styles.
- Explore the Dorian mode.
The version I’m playing is based on the Gary Jules arrangement. It’s slow and sinister. Like me. I originally tabbed this out years ago but have decided to re-jig it a little, hence the two versions. Both are pretty similar but version 2 has more of a campanella feel, which you know I love. As this can be played at a relaxing pace, there are very few challenges but some of you may struggle with the stretch from fret 1 to 5. This is fine, we’re all different. Give it a whirl and let me know how it goes. Scroll down to find the tabs.
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and we’ll speak no further of this day. Love you. Speak soon.