Pink Panther

An instrumental composition by Henry Mancini written as the theme for the 1963 film The Pink Panther.

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The Pink Panther Theme is an instrumental composition by Henry Mancini written as the theme for the 1963 film The Pink Panther and subsequently nominated for the 1964 Academy Award for Original Music Score. The cartoon character created for the opening credits of the movie by David DePatie and Friz Freleng was animated in time to the tune. The soloist of this song was Plas Johnson.

RCA Records released the tune as a single in 1964; it reached the Top 10 on the Billboard adult contemporary chart and won three Grammy Awards.

  • Henry Mancini, Pink Panther Theme - The soloists are Plas Johnson on sax, Gus Bivona on flute, and Frank Capp on Drums. Pete and Conte Candoli, John Audino, Carl Fontana, etc... It is the Terry Gibbs Band with of course Henry Mancini on the piano.

  • The Pink Panther Theme Song (Original Version)

  • The Pink Panther Theme Song - Pink Panther Royce Campbell - Long time Mancini guitarist Royce Campbell’s version of this Mancini classic.- WidipediA: The Pink Panther character - The Pink Panther is the main and title character in the opening and closing credit sequences of every film in The Pink Panther series except for A Shot in the Dark and Inspector Clouseau. His popularity spawned a series of theatrical shorts, merchandise, a comic book, and television cartoons. He starred in 124 shorts (either theatrical or televised), 10 television shows and three prime time specials.

  • The Pink Panther (1963) - Bumbling and conceited French police inspector Clouseau tries to catch The Phantom, a daring jewel thief whose identity and features are unknown - and is acting right under his nose. David Niven, Peter Sellers and Robert Wagner.

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The Pink Panther Theme - Solo Ukulele Arrangement

Solo ukulele melody and chord arrangement of this Henry Mancini

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A Road Map Through Song

Remembering songs is all about the form and harmonic content and movement with taking in the similarities between songs. And, just like a road map they're landmarks that will trigger memories of how to get through various sections, changes or parts of a song.

This section of a song's page presents some tips on how I try and remember a particular song.

With only three chords the Pink Panther is an easy song to remember.

Here is how I remember I'll Remember April in the key of Em, the relative minor key of G major.

  • Start on the I chord in Em which is Em.
  • Up a minor sixth (m6) to C7 then back to Em.
  • Up a major second (M2) to F7.

And that is it.

The melody on the Em is basically the notes of the chord as an arpeggio with a chromatic step from below for the first two notes and above for the third.

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The Pink Panther Theme - Solo Ukulele Arrangement

Solo ukulele melody and chord arrangement of this Henry Mancini

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Remembering songs is lot like remembering the directions for a road trip. There are the turn-by-turn directions, road maps, signs and landmarks. Turn here, turn there, remember this and remember that landmark. With a songs it's the chords, the harmonic cells and form of the song.

With a few music tools and an understanding of the principles of how chords and chords progressions work. You can start unraveling what's going on in a song. There's a lot more in common between songs than you might think. Each song has it's own direction, signs and landmarks.

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