4 Beginner Guitar Chords And A Song You Can Play


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4 Beginner Guitar Chords And A Song You Can Play


tom petty


I want to get you off to a good star by showing you 4 beginner guitar chords and teach you a song to play with them. The chords you'll be learning are A minor (Am), G, F and F major 7 (Fmaj7). Don't let the Fmaj7 scare you; it's actually easier to play than a plain F chord. Here are your beginner guitar chords in tablature* form:



G-----------------2---------------------------------------2 Am







G---------------------------------------------------------| G







G------------------2--------------------------------------2 F/Fmaj7





*If you're unfamiliar with how to read guitar tab, here's a brief explanation.

On the left of the diagram are letters representing the strings of the guitar; e, B, G, D, A and E. Imagine standing over your guitar and looking down on it with the headstock to your left. Notice that the "skinny" e string is on top and the fat E string is down below; that's the way the strings are laid out in guitar tab.

The numbers show you where to put your fingers. For example, when playing an Am chord you place a finger behind (toward the headstock) the first fret of the B string, one behind the second fret of the G string and another behind the second fret of the D string. Note also that I have made suggested fingerings at the far right of the diagram. Fingers are numbered from 1 to 4, index to pinky.

Note: to play the F chord called for in the chorus simply for a two-string "barre" by pressing both the E and the B strings with the meat of your index finger

Okay, once you learn these beginner guitar chords you're ready to play along with the Heartbreakers. The song is "Breakdown" and following are the chord changes over the lyrics. If you have trouble with strumming and/or timing try playing along with the song until it all feels natural. Good luck with these beginner guitar chords and keep on rockin'!


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Am    G            Am    G
Its alright if you love me,
Am    G            Am    G
Its alright if you don't
Am        G            Am      G
I'm not afraid of you runnin away honey,
Am          G         Fmaj7
I got this feeling you won't
    Am             G       Am    G
Say there aint no use in pretending,
Am   G             Am   G
Your eyes give you away
Am         G             Am          G
Something inside you is feeling like I do,
Am           G      Fmaj7
We said all there is to say

Am    G   F            G
Breakdown go ahead and give it to me
Am    G    F                   G
Breakdown take me through the night
Am    G   F           G
Breakdown go ahead give it to me,
Am    G        Fmaj7
Breakdown its alright,
Fmaj7                Fmaj7  
its alright...          its alright
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