Songs & Singalongs

Ode to Joy Easy Piano Notes

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Ode to Joy is one of those melodies that we all know, and have come to love. We may not even necessarily know that Beethoven was the composer. We may not even know where we’ve heard it, but the melody is beautiful and familiar. Play it on the piano or xylophone now with your kids with these easy to follow piano notes.

What is the History of Ode to Joy?

According to Wikipedia, “Ode to Joy, is an ode written in the summer of 1785 by German poet, playwright, and historian Friedrich Schiller and published the following year in Thalia. “Ode to Joy” is best known for its use by Ludwig van Beethoven in the final (fourth) movement of his Ninth Symphony, completed in 1824.

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