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Joy to the World: Song and Solo


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Acoustic Fingerstyle Christmas Songs

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In this series of three lessons, we'll learn to play an acoustic fingerstyle arrangement of the song, Joy to the World.

The song will be presented in two formats: first, a chord progression and fingerpicking pattern to serve as a foundation for singing the song. Second, a fingerstyle melody solo will be presented.

You may wish to learn one version, or both. They go together perfectly!

In this segment, you will see and hear both versions being played. In the next segments, we’ll look at each version in detail.


(G) Joy (D) to the (G) World, (C) the
(G) Lord (D) is (G) come, let
(C) Earth re-(D) -ceive her
(G) King (C) (G) Let
(G) Eve- (C)-ry (G) heart, pre-
(G)-pare (C) Him (G) room, and
(G) Heaven and nature (G) sing, and
(D) Heaven and nature (D) sing, and
(G) Heav- (C)-ven and (G) Heaven (C) and
(G )Nat- (D) -ture (G) sing

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