8 Songs with 4 Chords | Guitar Lessons

Today I’m going to show you 8 songs you can learn with only 4 chords:

  • G major
  • C major
  • D major
  • E minor

That’s it!

And to make it a little bit easier, I’m showing you how to play each one of these songs with open chords. You can use a capo to transpose the chords around the fretboard if you want to play them in their actual keys. Learn more about using a capo with this video

The 8 songs covered in this video are:

  • Won’t Back Down by Tom Petty
  • Zombie by The Cranberries
  • With or Without You by U2
  • Pokerface by Lady Gaga
  • She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5
  • Love Story by Taylor Swift
  • 3AM by Matchbox 20
  • Hey Soul Sister by Train

I really hope you have fun playing these songs and don’t forget to grab the chord charts for each song in its original key here, and in the key of G here.

If you’re struggling a bit with these songs, or if you’re enjoying learning them and want to up your guitar chops, I want to let you know about my FREE course, Acoustic Guitar Jumpstart.

I’ll give you tips on how to tune your guitar, how to strum, make clean chord changes, and even a bit of music theory. Hope to see you there!