In this lesson I’ll teach you the classic song Joy to the World in a manner that combines the full chords with the melody notes. This can make for a terrifically fun way to play things, whether you want to play fingerstyle or using a pick. In addition to learning the melody notes, I’ll show a few ways you can fill things out — using either fingerstyle (to play each chord’s bass notes) or a pick (to strum each chord at the start of each measure). I’ll wrap things up with a strum and sing version, if you just want to combine your basic G C D chords with a standard strumming pattern. This one is a blast, let’s get into it!
Melody on the thinnest few strings, with the bass note of each chord played on the “one” count. I’m playing this fingerstyle, using only my right thumb and index finger. This matches what’s on page 2 of my PDF.
This also includes the melody on the thinnest three strings, but uses full strums of each chord on the “one” count of each measure. Works great if you want to play with a pick - which is what I use here. This matches what’s on page 3 of my PDF.
Includes lyrics and chords on screen for all four verses! I’m using a straightforward strumming pattern the entire time. This version doesn’t bother with the melody at all - which makes it easier to play. This matches what’s on page 1 of my PDF.