The Flintstones Theme

(Meet) The Flintstones is the theme of the ’60s television series The Flintstones (from season 3 on) and is one of the most recognizable theme songs ever. It was composed by Hoyt Curtin in 1961 and recorded with a big band and the Randy Van Horne Singers. In this lesson, you will learn how to play The Flintstones on guitar.

The harmonic structure of The Flintstones theme is that of a basic rhythm changes in Bb.

The song became a jazz standard and has been played and recorded by numerous jazz musicians, including Kenny Burrell, George Barnes, Herb Ellis, and Barney Kessel.

Here is a fast version of the theme by Herb Ellis & Barney Kessel.

 

 

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The melody of Meet the Flintstones is inspired by Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 (movement 2), composed in 1801.

Have a listen to Glenn Gould performing this piece (starting at 1:53).

 

 

Sheet Music & Guitar Tabs

 

Backing Track

Listen & Play-Along

Meet The Flinstones sheet music and guitar tabs 1

Meet The Flinstones sheet music and guitar tabs 2

Meet The Flinstones sheet music and guitar tabs 3

 

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  • John Ebert says:

    Terrific! Thank you.
    John

  • David Gouge says:

    hi
    is it possible to do a chord melody version of cole porter’s ” i love paris?”

  • Randall says:

    Stand by for a lawsuit. Beethoven’s heirs are coming after the Flintstones.

    • Dan says:

      Which Beethoven piece?

      • Dirk Laukens says:

        The Flintstones theme is inspired by Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 17 (see the Glenn Gould video at the beginning of the lesson).

  • Pete says:

    How about Mission: Impossible (TV) Theme?

  • Robert says:

    Thanks. Good fun!

  • Robert Newsome says:

    Awesome! Can you do “The Bedrock Twist” next!?

  • Jim says:

    Yabba Dabba Doo

  • Mark-Alan Altman says:

    How about The Honeymooners Theme, “You’re My Greatest Love.”

  • Ockert says:

    Good lesson. Thank you.

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