Here’s an incredible song that I go through a Chord Melody arrangement for, “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley! I give you the chords and chord shapes I use and where to stop your chord to let the melody ring out. Check out the tabs to get a bigger picture :). The only chord that may give you trouble is the Am as a “Gm” shape. If that’s giving you a tough time, just use a regular Am chord. The “Gm” shape just gives you more notes of the chord due to where the melody note is.

C – Am

C – Am – C – Am
F – F – C.G
C – F – G – Am
F – G – E7 – Am

F – Am – F – C – G

-Related Lessons-

1:09 – Intro to Chord Melody | Layla Outro
1:17 – Playing Open Chords | BO 4/10
1:20 – Open 7th Chords
1:28 – Minor CAGED Chord Shapes | CO 2/10
2:03 – Finger Picking Overview
4:32 – 6th String Barre Chords | BO 9/10


Hallelujah | Chord Melody PDF, Open, Barre & Sus Chords, 7th Chords, CAGED Chord Shapes, Finger Picking Patterns

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