Free Guitar Chord Chart Blanks
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.
Scroll down the page for the links to the free downloadable PDFs.
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
Perhaps you want to show your guitar student a different way to do a chord, or write up some guitar scales.
What about showing them 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.
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).
Please scroll down the page for the download links.
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 notes "missing" between E and F, and between B and C).
Another 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!
Here are the download links for the free PDFs:
Download free printable guitar chord chart to fill in yourself
Download smaller guitar chord chart
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Deep in the Heart of Texas, sheet music for piano duet partners. EASY primo and accessible secondo with bouncy chords make this a VERY FUN DUET!
Beginner piano songs for young kids are even EASIER when the tune is familiar, and the words are fun or even silly! "Found a Peanut" fits the bill.
God is So Good lyrics and sheet music, now with two new versions. This simple and sweet hymn is perfect for beginning musicians.
The Ants Go Marching lyrics & sheet music for beginning piano. This lead sheet is EASY to read, with a single melody line and chord symbols. Very fun!
Chopsticks music is easy to play by rote - incorrectly! Sharpen up your students' abilities with duet & solo sheets showing chords & accurate melodies.
Storybook Love - Mark Knopfler's "The Princess Bride" movie soundtrack music is one of the prettiest movie themes ever. Now in the key of Am/C as well as Bm/D!
What Do You Do with a GRUMPY (or Drunken) Sailor, now with an EASY lead sheet! Free printable piano music that may be your student's favorite for a long time!
The Raggle-Taggle Gypsies is an exciting song for your singers! Your piano players will like it too. It is an old song, with a catchy melody easy to learn.
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Queen Esther in the Bible
This beautiful song book for piano & voice "Esther, For Such a Time as This", available as a digital download, tells the riveting story of the attempted genocide of the Jews in ancient Persia, and the brave young queen who risked her life to change the king's mind and save her people.
A good choice for a singing story-teller, an operatic group, a short theatre production, or a class of Sunday School children!
This book is also available from Amazon as a paperback.
Just the Black Keys
This book is available as a digital download from this site. Visit this page to see some free examples from the book.
It is also available from Amazon as a paperback!
This is the perfect easy start for little pianists.
And when they start reading white-key notes on the staff, this is a fun easy resource to say each week, "Choose a new black-key song at home this week and figure it out to show me next lesson!" They will be spending more time at the piano.
The Adventures of Tonsta
A perfect read aloud storybook
for little boys or girls.
The Adventures of Tonsta highlight the travels of a very young boy with a good heart, who goes about helping folk in trouble.
With a red cap on his head and a sack of tools slung over his shoulder, Tonsta seems to meet people in distress wherever he goes.
Lots of trolls in this book - including one who gives him a Christmas gift!
Available at Amazon
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About the Author
Hi, I'm Dana! (Say that like "Anna".) I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com, and a newer site, SingTheBibleStory.com.
Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and have added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.
You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.