Batman Theme by The Ventures

Batman Theme tab by The Ventures

Guitar tabs

BATMAN THEME

As recorded by The Ventures
(From the 1966 Album THE VENTURES PLAY THE "BATMAN" THEME)

Words and Music by Neal Hefti
Arranged by The Ventures

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'Nokie Edwards - Electric Guitar'
Gtr II (E A D G B E) - 'Don Wilson - Electric Guitar'
Gtr III (E A D G B E) - 'Nokie Edwards - Electric Guitar'


 Q=158
 4/4
 Gtr I (Clean El. Gtr.)
        PM------------------------------------------------|
 W      E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|----------||------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------||o-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------||------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------||------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------||o-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3--|
|----------||------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|
| Gtr II (Clean El. Gtr.)
|       PM------------------------------------------------|
| W      E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|----------||------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------||o-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------||------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------||------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------||o-----------------|-----------------|------------------|
|----------||--2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1--|


 PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-4-|-----------------|
|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|
| PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-2-|-----------------|
|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-----------------|-----------------|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|


 PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-6-6-5-5-4-4-5-6-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-4-|-----------------|
|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|
| PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-4-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-2-|-----------------|
|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-----------------|-----------------|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|


 1.         2.
                   $
 PM------------------------------------
 E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------||-----------------||
|-----------------o||-----------------||
|------------------||-----------------||
|------------------||-----------------||
|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-o||-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-||
|------------------||-----------------||
|
| PM------------------------------------
| E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------||-----------------||
|-----------------o||-----------------||
|------------------||-----------------||
|------------------||-----------------||
|-----------------o||-----------------||
|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1--||-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-||
|
| Gtr III (Clean El. Gtr.)
| W          W
|------------------||-----------------||
|-----------------o||-----------------||
|------------------||-----------------||
|------------------||-----------------||
|-----------------o||-----------------||
|------------------||-----------------||


 -----------------------------------------------------|
 E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-4-4-3--3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3--3-2-2-3-3--|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-2-2-1--1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1--1-0-0-1-1--|
|
|   ~~                  ~~
| e E H.       W         e E H.
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|-5---5------------|-----------------|-5---5-------------|
|-6---6------------|-----------------|-6---6-------------|
|-4---4------------|-----------------|-4---4-------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|
|------------------|-----------------|-------------------|


 PM----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--4-4--3--3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-4-|------------------|
|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|--------------------|-----------------|-4-4-3--3-2-2-3-3-|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|
| PM----------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--2-2--1--1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-2-|------------------|
|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|--------------------|-----------------|-2-2-1--1-0-0-1-1-|
|
|             ~~~                 ~~
| W         e E H.       W         e E H.
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-10---10------------|-----------------|-5---5------------|
|-----------------|-11---11------------|-----------------|-6---6------------|
|-----------------|--9----9------------|-----------------|-4---4------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|-----------------|------------------|


 PM-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--6-6--5--5-4-4-5-6-|--4-4--3--3-2-2-3-4-|------------------|
|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|--------------------|--------------------|-4-4-3--3-2-2-3-3-|
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|
| PM-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--4-4--3--3-2-2-3-4-|--2-2--1--1-0-0-1-2-|------------------|
|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|--------------------|--------------------|-2-2-1--1-0-0-1-1-|
|
|             ~~~         ~~~        ~~
| W         e E H.       e E H.       e E H.
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|-12---12------------|-10---10------------|-5---5------------|
|-----------------|-13---13------------|-11---11------------|-6---6------------|
|-----------------|-11---11------------|--9----9------------|-4---4------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|------------------|


      To Coda
 PM-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||o-----------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3--||o-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4--3--3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3--|
|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|
| PM-----------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||o-----------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||o-----------------|-------------------|------------------|
|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1--||--2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2--1--1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1--|
|
| W          e E e E E E E e  E E +H    E E  E E E E E Q  e
|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||o-----------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||------------------|-------------------|------------------|
|------------------||o-----------0---0-|---2-(2)---------2-|-0-2-0------------|
|------------------||--2---2---2---2---|-------------------|-------2-0-2---2--|


 PM----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E E E E E E E E  +E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------2---4-|-(4)-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4--3--3-2-2-3-4-|-----------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-------|-------------------|-------------------|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|
| PM----------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E  +E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------0---2-|-(2)-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2--1--1-0-0-1-2-|-----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-------|-------------------|-------------------|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|
|
| W         Q  e E E E E e  E E +H    E E  E E E E E e Q
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------0---0-2-0-2-|---0-(0)-----------|-0-2-0-----------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------2-|-------2-0-2-----|


 PM----------------------------------------------------------------------|
 E E E E E E E E  +E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------2---6-|-(6)-6-5-5-4-4-5-5-|-4-4--3--3-2-2-3-4-|-----------------|
|-4-4-4-4-4-------|-------------------|-------------------|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|
| PM----------------------------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E  +E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------0---4-|-(4)-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-2-2--1--1-0-0-1-2-|-----------------|
|-2-2-2-2-2-------|-------------------|-------------------|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|
|
| W         Q  e E E E E e  E E +H    E E  E E E E E e Q
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------------2-----|-------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-------4---4---4-4-|---2-(2)-----------|-0-2-0-----------|
|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------2-|-------2-0-2-----|


 1.         2.
 PM---------------------------------------
 E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------||--------------------||
|-----------------o||--------------------||
|------------------||--------------------||
|------------------||--------------------||
|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-o||-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3----||
|------------------||--------------------||
|
| PM---------------------------------------
| E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|------------------||--------------------||
|-----------------o||--------------------||
|------------------||--------------------||
|------------------||--------------------||
|-----------------o||--------------------||
|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1--||-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1----||
|
| W          H    E E E E
|------------------||-------------5-7b9==||
|-----------------o||-----------7--------||
|------------------||--------------------||
|------------------||--------------------||
|-----------------o||--------------------||
|------------------||--------------------||


 ------------------------------------|
  E  E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--4---4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3---|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|
|------------------------------------|
| E  E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--2---2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1---|
|
| +Q   Q  H     H    E E E E
|-(7)r---------------|-------------5-7b9-|
|--------------------|-----------7-------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|


 PM--------------------------------------------
 E E  E E E  E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-4-4----3-3--2----2--3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3----|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|
| PM--------------------------------------------
| E E  E E E  E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-2-2----1-1--0----0--1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1----|
|
| E Q.    +S s Q.    H    E E E E
|---7pb9r====(7)p5--------|-------------5-7pb9r|
|-------------------------|-----------7--------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|


 ---------------------------------------|
  E   E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|--4-----4--3-3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-4----|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|
|---------------------------------------|
| E   E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|--2-----2--1-1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-2----|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|
| +E  +Q  E H     H    E E E E
|-(7)b9-(7)-------------|-------------5-7b9--|
|-----------------------|-----------7--------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|
|-----------------------|--------------------|


 PM--------------------------------------------
 E E  E E E  E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-4-4----3-3--2----2--3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3----|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|
| PM--------------------------------------------
| E E  E E E  E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-2-2----1-1--0----0--1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1----|
|
| E Q.    +S s Q.    H    E E E E
|---7pb9r====(7)p5--------|-------------5-7b9==|
|-------------------------|-----------7--------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|
|-------------------------|--------------------|


 ---------------------------------------|
  E   E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|--6------6-5-5-4-4-5-6-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-4-|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|
|---------------------------------------|
| E   E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|--4------4-3-3-2-2-3-4-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-2-|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|
| +S +S e Q  H     H    E E E E
|-(7)r(7)p5-------------|-------------5-7-|
|-----------------------|-----------7-----|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|
|-----------------------|-----------------|


                   D.S. al Coda &
 PM----------------------------------------------------------------|
 E  E E  E E  E E  E  E  E E  E E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-4---4-3---3-2---2-3---3-|-4---4-3---3-2---2-3-3--||-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3--|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|
| PM----------------------------------------------------------------|
| E  E E  E E  E E  E  E  E E  E E  E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-2---2-1---1-0---0-1---1-|-2---2-1---1-0---0-1-1--||-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1--|
|
| Q   Q   Q   Q    Q   Q   S S E E E   W
|-7b9---7b9---7b9---7b9---|-7b9---7b9---7p5---5----||------------------|
|-------------------------|-----------------7---7--||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|
|-------------------------|------------------------||------------------|


 PM------------------------------------------------|
 E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-|-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|
| PM------------------------------------------------|
| E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E  E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------*|
|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-|-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-*|


Duration 🏷Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for. Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests. Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for. Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature 🏷Legend
----------------
 h  - hammer-on
 p  - pull-off
 b  - bend
 pb - pre-bend
 r  - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\ - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s  - legato slide
 S  - shift slide
 - natural harmonic
n: - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~  - vibrato
 tr - trill
 T  - tap
 TP - trem. picking
 PM - palm muting
\n/ - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n - tremolo bar down
 n/ - tremolo bar up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =  - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x  - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o  - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc 🏷Legend
-----------
 | - bar
|| - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*| - double bar (ending)
 : - bar (freetime)
 $ - Segno
 & - Coda
Tempo markers - = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths

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