America The Beautiful

by | Chord Melody

I don’t know about you, but playing music is one of the precious gifts that has kept me sane during this long pandemic. It is also the one thing that brings me peace and refuge from the political madness that we have been witnessing in the USA where I reside.

After the tragic events that took place in the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, I picked up my guitar and I began to noodle over the melody of a gorgeous hymn I probably haven’t heard in ages…America The Beautiful. Next thing I knew, I was harmonizing it, re-harmonizing it and improvising over it. As a result, I came up with the jazzy chord melody arrangement I want to share with you through this lesson. I hope that in the midst of all the violence and chaos, its soothing harmony may bring you peace and transmit the breathtaking beauty of this great land.


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