Songs you can play with just four chords

There are a lot of songs you can play with just three chords – here are songs you can play with only four!

 

You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC 

Chords used: G, C, D, G/B. 

Angus Young uses power chords to play the rhythm part of this song. If you need help figuring out power chords, check out this course!

 

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison 

Chords used: C, D, G, Em. 

 

Four chords and a little fingerpicking are all you need to master this classic.


Creep – Radiohead

Chords used: G, B, C, Cm

 

If you have trouble with the Cm barre chord, check out this easy barre chord course! 


Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

Chords used:  F, Bb, Ab, and C#

Kurt Cobain used a lot of power chords and barre chords in his playing style. Learn more about his unique style with this course.


With or Without You – U2

Chords used: G, D, Em, C 

 

Learn this U2 favorite with easy “cowboy” open chords! 

 

Photograph – Ed Sheeran 

Chords used:  D, Bm, A, and G

 

This lesson includes a play-along video so you can make sure you have the rhythm right. 

 

Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton 

Chords used: A, E, Bm, D. 

 

Another song that sounds great with “cowboy” chords. 

 

Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker 

Chords used: G, D, Em, and C 

 

This popular song is perfect for beginners. 

 

Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash 

Chords used: E, E7, A, and B7

 

This simple chord progression gets bluesy with the addition of 7th chords. 

 

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