I Am The Doctor (Doctor Who) (Tab)

Murray Gold – I Am The Doctor (Tab)

Following on from Charlie McDonnell’s Big Bang 2 with the tune from Doctor Who it was based on: Murray Gold’s I Am The Doctor. The theme for Matt Smith’s Doctor.

I also jammed a reference to the main Doctor Who Theme in at the end.

7/8 Time

The main theme is in rather tricky 7/8 time. When counting it I went with “1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, 4”. But once I’d got the hang of playing it I dropped the count and just went with the swing of it.

Trickiest Bit

The high, screechy violin bit in bars 5-8. You can simplify this a couple of ways. You can drop the note on the A-string 8th fret at the end of the bar and just stick with the 10th fret. Or you could play a simpler version without the screeches. Either repeat the first four bars or play bars 17-20.


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  1. TheJollyCanadian November 22nd, 2013 12:03 am

    can’t wait to learn this one, also what tuning did you use?

  2. Joe C November 22nd, 2013 5:14 am

    Hey Woodshed, Big Fan!
    Just want to point out at the end of the 2nd and 4th bar you’ve tabbed the 2nd note on the 2nd string as 3 fret instead of 1st fret.

  3. Joe C November 22nd, 2013 5:15 am

    Actually only in the 2nd bar I realise after watching the video again.

  4. George November 22nd, 2013 8:01 am

    Excellent! I’ve been wanting to learn this piece for so long! It looks difficult but I will give it a go.

  5. Woodshed November 22nd, 2013 8:04 am

    TheJollyCanadian: Just standard tuning: gCEA.

    Joe C: Thanks very much! Fixed it.

    George: Thanks! Happy learning.

  6. Ashleyness November 22nd, 2013 8:53 am

    This is AWESOME, Al!! Thanks so much for posting! Can’t wait to try it!

  7. Woodshed November 23rd, 2013 7:48 am

    Ashleyness: Thanks!

  8. Quinned November 23rd, 2013 8:02 pm

    Who eles can’t wait for the 50th anniversary to come out today?!?

  9. Woodshed November 24th, 2013 8:06 pm

    Quinned: Hope you enjoyed it!

  10. Alex December 4th, 2013 12:05 am

    I didn’t know where else to post for song requests so I’m going to post it here if you don’t mind :3, could you please make a tab for the song “my neighbor totoro”. I found several videos on YouTube but couldn’t find any tabs ( this song http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=G8ovwAZ6K9M ) . By the way great song, I love doctor who, thanks for all you do!!

  11. Mia December 10th, 2013 9:16 pm

    Well this is just fabulous.

  12. Woodshed December 10th, 2013 9:49 pm

    Mia: Thanks very much!

  13. Anna March 1st, 2014 12:00 am

    Hey, thanks for the tab! Here’s my try at it;


  14. Woodshed March 1st, 2014 8:52 am

    Anna: Excellently played!

  15. Mo May 25th, 2014 3:26 pm

    I’m a bit of a beginner as far as ukulele goes, so while I’ve got the notes and timing okay, I absolutely cannot get the violin screeches loud enough to be heard over the lower part… Any advice?

    Fantastic tab, by the way, I’ve had a lot of fun learning it and it’s taught me a lot. :)

  16. Stephen April 21st, 2015 9:01 pm

    Awesome arrangement! What uke are you playing on? it’s a beauty!

  17. Woodshed April 22nd, 2015 8:25 pm

    Stephen: Thanks! It’s a KoAloha Sceptre.

  18. patrick November 18th, 2015 7:39 pm

    dear mr woodshed, do happen to have the instrumental tab for la vie en rose on tenor uke?thank-you patrick

  19. Olivia February 17th, 2017 9:20 pm

    Hi, amazing arrangement! At the end though, bar 29 and on, what is the strumming you’re doing? I don’t see it marked on the tab. I love how it sounds but I can’t figure out how to do it. Clarification, please?

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