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 beginners.

Big easy beginner chords for guitar charts for A and Am

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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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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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I have written "For small chords, use strings 1, 2, & 3" on the sheets.

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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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 point" like a ballet dancer.

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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Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

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