Below is the lesson for “The Pink Panther Theme” by Henry Mancini.
“The Pink Panther Theme” is a jazz infused movie theme that has engraved itself into pop culture. Our arrangement makes use of percussive effects, syncopated rhythm hits, and dynamics to create an accurate tribute to the original recording.
I have broken this arrangement into two melodies. The ‘A’ melody is the one everybody recalls when you mention this theme. The trickiest part of this song involves the syncopated rhythm hits. This means we are playing ‘off’ the beat throughout many parts in the song. My advice is to sing each section before you play it. If you can sing it, you can play it.
Part 1 – Performance & Free Lesson