The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain are taking part in this year’s Proms and they’re having a play along for everyone attending. To that end, they’ve put up tabs and tutorials of the parts. But there’s no tab for the counter-melody – only standard notation. Nightmare! So I did my ‘Every good boy deserves football’ and here’s what I reckon.
Ode to Joy Counter-Melody (Tab)
I can’t be sure it’s spot on. I can’t hear them playing it at any point to check.
Here it is along with the main melody and the chords:
Ode to Joy (Tab and Chords)
And I’ve put together a solo version based on this arrangement for those of us who are far too white trash to visit the proms.
Ode to Joy Solo (Tab)