Batman Theme by The Ventures | Lyrics with Guitar Tabs

Batman Theme by The Ventures was originally the title song of the 1966 Batman TV series, composed by Neal Hefti. This song is built around a guitar hook reminiscent of spy film scores and surf music. It has a twelve-bar blues progression.

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Key of the Song: C major

The original key for Batman Theme by The Ventures is C major.

Video Lesson

Batman Theme by The Ventures – Lyrics with Guitar Tabs

Main Riff:
All downstokes, slight palm mute, plays through the whole song.
e|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-4---|
E|---2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-2---|
 
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-4---|
A|---4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-2---|
E|-------------------------------------|
 
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|---4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-4---|
E|---2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-2---|
 
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|---6-6-5-5-4-4-5-6-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-4---|
A|---4-4-3-3-2-2-3-4-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-2---|
E|-------------------------------------|
 
e|-------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------|
A|---4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3-4-4-3-3-2-2-3-3---|
E|---2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1-2-2-1-1-0-0-1-1---|
 
The "BATMAN" bit:
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---5--5----------10-10---------5--5----------12--12\----10-10\---5--5----|
G|---3--3----------8--8----------3--3----------10--10\----8--8\----3--3----|
D|---4--4----------9--9----------4--4----------11--11\----9--9\----4--4----|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
 
Solo:
e|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------2---------2---------------7-8-9\------------2---------2--------------|
E|---2--2----2-5-2-6-------2-5---5-2-0-2-2~----5-6-7\----2-5-2-6-------2-5---5-2-0-2-2~---|
 
e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------|
A|---9-10-11\------------2--------2---------------|
E|---7--8--9\----2-5-2-6------2-5---5-2-0-2-2~----|
 
End section:
e|-----------------|     |------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------|     |------------------------------------------------|
G|------14-16b~----|     |-------14-16b16b16b16b16b16b--16p14----14-------|
D|---16------------| x5  |---16-------------------------------16----16----|
A|-----------------|     |------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------|     |------------------------------------------------|