Seinfeld Bass TABS – Learn to Play the Seinfeld Theme Song

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Any Seinfeld fan/wanna-be musician should take a moment to learn this one. Bust it out it out the next time you’re at a party and maybe they won’t want to immediately leave the room.

The Seinfeld theme song we all know and love was composed by Jonathan Wolff (who also wrote many other sitcom themes such as ‘The King of Queens’ and ‘Married… with Children’), which was played on a synthesizer, and often accompanied by percussion consisting of mouth noises (e.g. pops and clicks).

Throughout the series the bass rift can be heard at the beginning of each episode. The theme was also used to connect different scenes during an episode.

A couple other interesting facts…

  • the theme song for the pilot episode, ‘The Seinfeld Chronicles’ was created by Jep Epstein
  • the first episode of season 3, ‘The Note’, has a slightly different version of the theme. It features a female vocalist scatting throughout the music. After this version aired NBC executives requested the show revert back to the original.
  • in the episode, ‘The Betrayal’, the theme is played on a sitar
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