Watch the Georgia on My Mind Melody online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from 1-2-3 Jazz Guitar


The next song is Georgia on My Mind, the official state song of Georgia. Ray Charles and Willie Nelson had big hits with this tune that was written in 1930. We start, as always, with the melody. Just as in the other songs I build on each chorus using the techniques we have been working on throughout the course. I demonstrate the use of rhythmic variation and embellishments to really "milk" this beautiful melody.