Popular Music

Song charts with chords and lyrics

Popular Music

Here you will find all sorts of popular music to practice along with, including a range of songs to suit all levels of experience. Whenever you learn new chords, the first thing you want to do is play them in a song. Well now you can!

You will find videos, guitar chords and lyrics to a number of popular songs - current and not so current. The songs have been arranged so that they relate to each video, both in key and format, along with information, charts, and handy tips - just play along with the video clip. All songs include chord charts for right and left-handed guitarists.

✔ means the song is suitable for beginners

Music from 2000 and beyond

Song & Artist

Classic Rock from the Beginning of Time

Song & Artist

Country Classics

Song & Artist

Nursery Rhymes & Children's Songs

Children's Nursery Rhymes ✓ including some all time favorites: All songs have easy chords - ideal for beginners and enthusiasts.

  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep
  • Humpty Dumpty
  • London Bridge Is Falling Down
  • Old MacDonald Had A Farm
  • Itsy Bitsy Spider
  • This Old Man
  • Mary Had A Little Lamb

Songs from Musicals

The Sound Of Music

Free Music Service

This free service is available to anyone wanting to transpose songs to a different key. It has various options including chords, lyrics, chord charts etc. Here are the steps:

  • Highlight and copy the entire song including the 'Song Title' otherwise the formatting will not be retained - except in a Firefox Browser.
  • Go to Logue Music Services
  • Paste the song into the box provided then fill in the appropriate boxes making sure you type in the new key in the middle box.
  • The other boxes are optional but you may want to try some of their features.
  • In the 'Output Format' box there are several choices available... you may want to click lyrics/chords/pictures if you want all the charts displayed with each chord.
  • When you have filled out all the required fields, press the 'Click Here' button and there you have it... you can then copy and paste the song into your favorite word processor ready for print.
  • If you are using a word processor or Notepad, make sure the font is set to a Monospace Font like 'Courier New', or Lucida Console, etc. - that way your chords will align properly with the lyrics.
  • If you run into any problems, make sure you open the 'Help' Tab and click on 'Transpose FAQ'... here you will find answers to all your questions.
  • a great site and an excellent service.

Be Creative...

We don't dissect each song so that you play it exactly like the artists, although if that is your preference, there are loads of sites that can instruct you and help you do this. Our philosophy has always leaned towards developing your 'Creative Side'. We give you enough tips to get by so you can play along, enjoy each song, broaden your horizons and maybe add some personal touches... you may be pleasantly surprised!

Help Pages

Writing Chords - learn how to write a chord, e.g., x00232... handy to know.

Song charts - help with reading the song charts on this site for anyone that finds them a little confusing

Basic guitar chords - the essential chords for beginners

Basic guitar chords for left-handed players - essential chords for left-handed beginners

Building Chords - Chord construction using Scales and Formulas

Guitar Strings - strings, names, types, gauges

Guitar Notes - all notes on the first 12 frets ( LH & RH)

Guitar Tuning - differeng methods of tuning your guitar

You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and read the downloads on each song page which are in a pdf format. You can get Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).

Please Note: All the song charts on this site represent our interpretation of each song, in a format aimed at teaching guitarists and musicians in general. No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, if it does exist. It is to be used for Informational and Educational Purposes Only. For a comprehensive representation of the songs, we recommend you buy the sheet music. If you like playing these songs, we encourage you to support the artists and buy their music.

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