Mad World - Gary Jules

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I've been wanting to tab this one out for awhile. A song originally by Tears for Fears, "Mad World" gained a new popularity from Gary Jules' cover on the soundtrack of the movie "Donnie Darko."

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ha you keep tabbing songs I have been wanting to learn.
I guess I'm just lucky
 
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Argh! I'm so old I have that song on vinyl......
 
Thanks Seeso! I've been wanting to learn this song ever since I've been playing uke. (Of course, I heard on Gears of War)
 
Thanks Seeso! I've been wanting to learn this song ever since I've been playing uke. (Of course, I heard on Gears of War)

lol i was just about to say the gears of war part!

yes thank you thank you thank you seeso!

ive always wanted to learn this song.
 
Seeso,
You're my hero! I've been looking everywhere for this. Thanks!!:music:
 
Woohoo Seeso, thanks so much for this dude!
 
Awesome, Seeso! This song is one of my favorites.
 
seeso, dude, your a bamf.
ive looked everywhere for a rough version of this song, and then here it is, gold.

thank you, and the same for rise against, swing life away, your now my ukulele role model.
 
nice, liking ur work seeso,

here's my version (it's just the vocal melody)

Mad World - Gary Jules

main melody:

a ----------3-3-3---------------------------
e ----44----------4-4/6-6-6-3-6-6-6-4-3----- x2
c -55----55------------------------------5--
g ------------------------------------------


And I find it kinda funny...

a ---------3-3/5---55-------
e ----44-6-------6----6-4---
c -55---------------------5-
g --------------------------

a ---------3-3/5--------5-3-------
e ----4-6--------6-6-6-6----6-4---
c -55---------------------------5-
g --------------------------------

a ---------3-3/5---55-------
e ----44-6-------6----6-4---
c -55---------------------5-
g --------------------------

a ---------3-3/5--------5-5-3---
e ----4-6--------6-6-6-6------6-
c -55---------------------------
g ------------------------------


Mad world...

a -------
e -4-----
c ----5--
g -------
 
Hey everyone i'm new here. I would like to learn this song, but i'm having trouble with the strum pattern. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks-Curtis
 
Hey everyone i'm new here. I would like to learn this song, but i'm having trouble with the strum pattern. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks-Curtis

The way I tabbed it out, there really isn't a strumming pattern. It's all plucking.
 
Hey everyone i'm new here. I would like to learn this song, but i'm having trouble with the strum pattern. Can anyone help me out?

Thanks-Curtis

I hit the single note with down my thumb, and then up with my index finger on the 2 notes together so its like a kinda delayed pinch type action. I hold the chord shapes (or slight variations muting the low G string like for the Fm I hold x543 )
 
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