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America The Beautiful Sheet Music

You may notice when you listen to this arrangement that itís not your typical America the Beautiful style. Not only is it in a weird key, but it has some bizarre chord changes, and only a couple times in the piece does it carry the typical, traditional melody.

Thereís a reason for that.

America is anything but typical. We tend to point to itís roots as being from Europe. But thatís only a part of the story. There are also Native American roots (which go back much further than the European story), and even those roots can be traced back to the Middle East. There is also the massive, painful, and deeply spiritual African story. And it would be ridiculous to overlook the remarkable and ongoing Mexican story.

It doesnít take much study to find that Asians, South Americans, and even Australians all have major parts of the creation of America. And yes, itís true that in any one area, youíre going to find pockets of solid culture, but isnít that part of what makes us unique? The bringing of our modern and ancient traditions into one massive area to share them with everyone? The story of America is the story of the world coming together to create something incredible.

So, yeah, this isnít the typical style, because America is anything but typical. Itís beautiful.