Guitar Chord Charts

Welcome to my guitar chord charts page. Since so many of my students loved the way I write out my chord charts, I decided to upload them to my website to share with you. 

The song chord charts vary from very beginner to intermediate. My specialty is taking songs and making them easier for beginners to play along to. See a list of my absolute Beginner Guitar Songs.

I have used all of these chord charts in lessons with students and they love them. Unlike most online guitar chord charts I go through my chord charts and make sure:

  • The correct chords are used, or I input easier versions for harder chords

  • The correct length of the chord is reflected, so if it's played 2 measure you will see the chord twice, not once

  • Suggested strumming patterns are included, I will give simple and intermediate versions if available

  • The chord changes line up correctly with the lyrics, important for those looking to sing and play at the same time

Organizing chords charts in this way helps student understand the music better and faster so that they can have more fun. While I still teach students how to read traditional sheet music, they seem to like the layout and organization of my guitar chord charts.

Once you have gone through a few of my guitar chord charts, you will see how simple they are to follow along with. I'll keep adding more and more guitar chord charts month to month, so bookmark this page to keep checking back.

Chord charts are listed in alphabetical order by the Artist's Last Name, First Name.


Some things to know about my chord charts:


U: up strum
D: down strum
B: play the lowest bass note of the chord only
|- - - -| : tells you number of beats for chords splitting measures
PM:  palm muted strums
>: accented strum
/   /: measure markings
(video) - means there is a video lesson as well
(riff lesson) - means there is a video lesson on a short section or part of a song

Need help with strumming and playing your guitar better so you can have even more fun with these songs?

 

A

Amazing Grace
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
Allman Brothers - Melissa
Allman Brothers - Ramblin Man
America - Horse With No Name (Video)
Animals, The - House Of The Rising Sun (Video)

B

Band, The - The Weight
Band, The - Up On Cripple Creek
Band Perry, The - If I Die Young
Beatles, The - Eleanor Rigby
Beatles, The - Get Back (Video)
Beatles, The - Hey Jude
Beatles, The - Let It Be
Beatles, The - Saw Her Standing There
Benatar, Pat - Heartbreaker
Bryan, Luke - Drink A Beer
Buckley, Jeff - Hallelujah
Buffet, Jimmy - Margaritaville
Bush - Glycerine

C

Carey, Mariah - All I Want For Christmas Is You
Carlile, Brandi - The Story
Cash, Johnny - Folsom Prison Blues
Cash, Johnny - Walk The Line
Chapman, Tracy - Talking About a Revolution (Video)
Clapton, Eric - Wonderful Tonight (Video)
Clapton, Eric - Before You Accuse Me (Video)
Cranberries - Zombie (Video)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who'll Stop The Rain
Counting Crows - Mr Jones

D

Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water (Riff Lesson)
Denver, John - Leaving On A Jet Plane
Denver, John - Take Me Home, Country Roads
Domino, Fats - Kansas City (Video)
Dylan, Bob - Don't Think Twice
Dylan, Bob - Knockin On Heaven's Door (Video)

E

Eagles, The - Desperado
Eagles, The - Take It Easy
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight

F

Fleetwood Mac - Landslide

G

Gin Blossoms - Hey Jealousy
Green Day - Time Of Your Life
Guns N Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine

H

Harrison, George - My Sweet Lord
Hoobastank - The Reason
Hugh, Martin - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

K

Kansas - Dust In The Wind
Kesha - Praying
King, Ben E. - Stand By Me (Video)
King, Elle - Exs And Ohs

L

Lee, Brenda - Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
Lennon, John - Imagine (Video)
Lennon, John - Merry Christmas War Is Over (Video)
Little Big Town - Girl Crush
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man (Video)
Lynard Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama (Video)

M

Marley, Bob - Redemption Song
Marley, Bob - Three Little Birds (Video)
Marshall Tucker Band - Can't You See (Video)
Moana - How Far I'll Go
Morrison, Van - Brown Eyed Girl (Video)

N

Nicks, Stevie - Edge Of Seventeen
Nirvana - Come As You Are (Riff Lesson)

O

Osborne, Joan - What If God Was One Of Us (Video)

P

Pearl Jam - Last Kiss (Video)
Perry, Katy - Firework
Petty, Tom - Won't Back Down
Pierpoint, James - Jingle Bells
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Presley, Elvis - Hound Dog (Video)

Q

Queen - Another One Bites The Dust (Riff Lesson)

R

Raitt, Bonnie - Angel From Montgomery
Righteous Brothers, The - Unchained Melody
Rolling Stones, The - Paint It Black (Video)
Rucker, Darius - Wagon Wheel

S

Semisonic - Closing Time
Sheeran, Ed - A Team
Stapleton, Chris - Tennessee Whiskey
Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild (Video)
Stewart, Rod - Maggie May (Video)
Swift, Taylor - Today Was A Fairytale

U

U2 - All I Want Is You

W

Weezer - Island In The Sun
Winehouse, Amy - Valerie
Withers, Bill - Lean On Me

Y

Young, Neil - Heart Of Gold


Want to learn the skills needed to play these songs better? Check out Lauren’s Guitar Course below.