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How to Strum "Joy to the World" (How to Play Joy to the World Part 2: The Chord Accompaniment)

In this lesson, you’ll learn how to play the chord accompaniment to the Christmas carol, “Joy to the World” on guitar. Sheet music is provided in the video and in the accompanying PDF. This lesson is for those who have very little experience with the guitar but would like to strum along with this holiday classic.

View & download the sheet music (pdf) here:

Where to find it:

0:00- Intro

0:25-How to Play the D Chord

1:00-How to Play the A7 Chord

1:25-How to Play the G Chord

1:56-The Sheet Music

2:14-The First Line of Music Demonstrated

2:28-The Second Line

2:58-The Third Line

3:22-The Fourth Line

3:45-The Final Line

4:11-The Full Accompaniment Demonstrated

5:02-The Wrap Up

Want to learn to play the melody to this Christmas classic? Watch the first video in this two part series: How to Play "Joy to the World" for Absolute Beginners, Part 1 The Melody.

For more beginner guitar lessons, check out our books for beginners including Beginner Guitar: The All-in-One Guide, Guitar Chord Master 1 Master Basic Chords & Strum Patterns, and The Missing Method for Guitar Note Reading Series Book 1.

Want to get better at learning chords? Then be sure to check out the Guitar Chord Master Series.

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