Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) – Nancy Sinatra

Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) was written by Sonny Bono and originally released by Cher in 1966. Also in 1966, Nancy Sinatra recorded a cover version of Bang Bang, featuring the iconic tremolo guitar part played by Billy Strange. This version of the song regained popularity in 2003 when it was featured as the theme song of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill Volume 1.

In this lesson, the first of a series called “Iconic Guitar Parts”, you will learn how to play the guitar part of Bang Bang.

The song is in the key of F minor and roughly follows the chord progression of a minor blues.


Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

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28 thoughts on “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) – Nancy Sinatra”

  1. Great stuff, I really enjoy it. Thank you very much, Dirk.
    And another favourite of mine is your “take the a train” of Duke Ellington…


    Correction, Wrong Jessica!! This Jessica was penned rock guitarist Dickey Betts


    Hi Dirk, great lesson. Recently bought my first ever electric guitar, an Epiphone ES-339. Never before used a plectrum, this piece is really helping me to master using one. Iconic guitar parts is a terrific idea. A theme tune adopted for Top Gear, a popular BBC TV programme is Jessica by Herbie Hancock, performed by the Allman Bothers Band it has iconic status in the UK. The melody line maybe? Loving your web site on which you generously share you skills with your followers. If only it was around 40 years ago. Cheers!!

  4. Peter Metz

    Great! More of this, please!

  5. Max

    Great Dirk! I would like to suggest Albatross by Peter Green, a splendid tune for guitar!

  6. sergio

    Gracias Dirk, hermosa melodia. Saludos desde Argentina !!!

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