Chicago Music Exchange popularized the “100 in one take” video meme with their 100 famous bass riffs and drum beats and 100 famous guitar riffs clips. Now, Reverb has taken it a step further by not only capturing 100 classic TV theme songs in one take, but providing scrolling sheet music so you can play along.
In the video, “local riff-master Joe” plays through nearly a century of recognizable TV music. (Holy crap, TV’s been around for almost a century?) From classic cartoons like Looney Tunes and Mighty Mouse, to Nick-at-Nite favorites like The Brady Bunch and I Dream of Genie. Gameshows including Jeopardy and Family Feud get their due, as do the ’80s’ best like Cheers and Star Trek: The Next Generation. A child of the ’90s? How about some Ren & Stimpy and Doug? Twin Peaks, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Arrested Development, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parks and Recreation — all the best in boob tube tunes get a few seconds devoted to them. And of course, Game of Thrones closes it out, because what else would?
Thanks to the innovative Soundslice app connected to the video, you can actually see the notes and chords scroll by as Joe moves through the decades. Skip around in the video, and the tabs keep up, and vice versa. You can even turn a fretboard on and off, and cut it all down to half-speed as you learn to play.
Check it all out via the embed below, or head to Reverb to see it with a larger video.