Free guitar chord chart blanks can come in real handy. When you want to show your students that music isn't MAGIC, but there is some sense to how it all comes together, there is nothing quite like writing it out on paper yourself -- or THEM writing it out. Tablature and staff paper are the same way.
When you want to show your guitar student a different way to do a chord, write up some guitar scales, or how to turn a minor chord into a seventh, or a set of power chords, or a special set of chord progressions, or... well, there's just a lot of reasons to have blank guitar chord templates around.
Download free printable guitar chord chart to fill in yourself
The page above would be a good size for showing a 12-Bar-Blues set of chords (I have used it for that)!
If you are after printable charts with the chords already marked in the fretboards, have a look at these giant guitar fretboard chord charts, for beginners.
Some very handy sheets that all my guitar students keep in their notebooks are six-chords-per-sheet charts which show the main "families" of chords (Key of C chords, Key of D chords, etc.).
Then, for those learning to read regular notation, here is a a note-by-note guide that matches staff notes to guitar tablature notes.
The page below has enough room on it for a whole octave of 2-string chords ("power" chords). Writing the fretted notes in with pencil really helps bring home to students just how chords are built. It goes without saying (here I am, saying it) that kids need to have an understanding of the musical alphabet, and how the notes on the neck of the guitar correspond to it (especially the "missing" notes between E and F, and between B and C).
Another possible use for these sheets is in testing your students on their chords. Can they write in the missing notes on the correct strings? Or can they circle the primary bass note of the chord?
Let me know if you figure out any other uses for blank chord template pages!
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Thanks for a great web site and a very useful tool for us teaching guitar.
Thank you so much for this site! I have just started teaching some really keen Y6 boys who want to play Scarborough Fair, and your version is perfect. I will now go and look at what other goodies you have!
THIS SITE IS AMAZING!!I've been teaching guitar for about 5 years now, and I've only just found your website! (I could really have used it 5 years ago) :-) I teach at primary schools every week day for about 4 hours, so the beginner tabs you have are ideal. Thank you so much for your hard work getting these on the web, you have made many children very happy!!
I am a "retiree" and brand new guitar student. I have used your guitar tabs for Shenandoah and Amazing Grace, and find it exciting to hear real music coming out of my guitar for the first time.
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A thousand thanks for your beginning piano and guitar songs. I've already printed several for my children, including the Pretty Little Horses TAB and Carol of the Bells for piano. What a wonderful resource!
...Because I have such a diverse group of students I spend SO much time making supplemental material and I feel like I have to pick through other websites, to only find one or two useful things. I am so thankful for the wealth of supplement that you have offered here! And it's all SO user friendly!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!
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