Lana Del Rey

Perfect for a Bond theme

If you listen to this song with the right frame of mind, Ultraviolence is the perfect James Bond theme. Lyrically and musically. The slight chord variation from the intro to the first verse is very reminiscent of Chris Cornell’s astute, You Know my Name — among others.

I think Adele is supposed to do pen the next Bond theme as well. Much deserved as Skyfall was an incredible song. However, I can’t help but wonder if Lana Del Rey’s lazy croon and retro sound would be a better fit for Bond?

I’d be interested in your opinion. Let me know what you think in the comments section.

My new YouTube channel

I must admit that I hastily arranged Ultraviolence in an effort to get something up for this week. I’ve been slammed with redesigning my YouTube channel, and individually editing 200 videos.

My YouTube traffic recently took a nosedive — and it’s never been that great anyway. I had a major blind spot when it came to YouTube. I figured that I had enough to worry about with Intellimusica, and I never prioritized my YouTube channel.

In effect, YouTube decided to no longer prioritize me, which is understandable.

So, you would be doing me a major favor by subscribing to my YouTube channel. I’m developing playlists so the music is easier to find and listen to. In general, it looks like a much happier place to be and less barren. Thanks!

How to play Ultraviolence for classical guitar

As mentioned above, I was time crunched, so I did the best (yet easiest) arrangement possible of Ultraviolence. The tab is split between two pages and very easy to read.

I’ve given you the chord positions above each section. This makes it easier to localize your fingers before playing the individual notes. Also, if you’re a beginner, it’s a great way to learn your chord positions.

If you like this, please check out my other Lana Del Rey arrangements. Lately, I’ve been digging West Coast, and Body Electric.

Ultraviolence is tuned one whole step down. The tuning is as follows from low to high: D G C F A D. Enjoy, the tab is available below:

Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence for instrumental guitar

Please comment to let me know what you think, or if you have any questions. When using low or alternate tunings, I use super high-tension Savarez Yellow Card strings, so guitar feels and performs like normal. For a list of all of my gear, click here.

Written by:

Matthew's dad, Jennifer's husband, bass player - New Invisible Joy, YouTuber, film composer - Broken Noons, creator of modern content for guitar.