Giant Guitar Chord Charts

Guitar chord charts help kids really understand what they are doing - especially when they are GIGANTIC like these ones are!

Use these big and free printable guitar chord charts for your young students.

Perfect for beginners

Big easy beginner chords for guitar charts for A and Am

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Put these in their music books

No more hunting through the back pages of guitar books -- I just print these basic chords out for all my new guitar students, punch holes in them, and arrange them alphabetically in the back of their binder.

From there, we can pull them out to place opposite a song with a tricky new chord. 

Free guitar chords chart for B and Bm

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Put your own notes on these pages

I write on these sheets with a contrasting pen or pencil, marking in the correct finger numbers on the frets, and circling the appropriate strings when students are still playing "little chords."

If a sheet gets too messy, I just print out another! 

Cm and C guitar chords chart

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No need to use more than 3 strings

Especially for very young beginners, big-handed chords are discouraging, and it's nice to start with small, easy chords. (I should have placed these words onto the B & Bm chord chart, too, but I didn't.)

D and Dm guitar chord chart

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Guitar chords E and Em free chart

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Guitar chords chart F and Fm chords

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Free guitar chords charts G and Gm

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The I & V chords on the same page

Here are my two favorite chords for beginners: "Baby" C and G7 (though I usually call them "little," not "baby!")  

"What?!" I hear you saying.  "These are BIG chords!"  Yes, but leave some strings out for your beginning guitar players:

C and G7 guitar chords chart for beginners

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Using only finger 1 for both of these chords, and strumming only strings 1, 2, and 3, a beginner can get an acceptable sound for a great many songs.  

I like to "lean" finger one back onto string 1 when switching from little C to little G7, even though I ordinarily will tell young guitarists to shape their fingers as if they were "on pointe" like a ballet dancer.

The other easy chord group for beginners

D7 does not seem to be a very hard chord even for beginners, and it just so happens that finger 3 can slide down very nicely from fret 2 to fret 3, and make a "baby" G chord (by strumming only strings 1, 2, and 3):

G and D7 guitar chords diagram

The links to the guitar chord charts PDFs:



Download A & Am guitar chord charts



Download B & Bm chords 




Download C & Cm chords



Download D & Dm chords



Download E & Em chords



Download F & Fm chords



Download G & Gm chords



The I & V chord charts for beginners:



Download big easy beginner chords for guitar C & G7 chords 



Download G & D7 chords


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Thanks for your free contributions that enable poor people like me access to music knowledge. God Bless You. Dana: You're welcome!

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Dana Thynes

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.