Landslide chords

by Fleetwood Mac

  • Landslide was written by Stevie Nicks from the band Fleetwood Mac.
  • The song was recorded in 1975 and featured on the album Fleetwood Mac.
  • Music: Key of E♭ Major in 4/4 time at 80 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: Eb, Bb/D, Cm7, Cm, F7/A, Gm, Gm7, Ebsus2, F5/C
  • Easier in C Major: Ideal for beginners
  • Chords in C Major: C, G/B, Am7, Am, D7/F#, Em, Em7, Csus2, D5/A

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Capo on 3 if playing with the video
Intro: 4/4
   𝄁  C  -  G/B  | Am7  -  G/B  |  C  -  G/B  | Am7  -  G/B  𝄁

  C          G/B                Am7   -    G/B    
1. I took my love I took it down
  C            G/B                      Am7   -  G/B    
   I climbed a moun-tain and I turned a-round
         C         G/B               Am7           G/B    
   And I saw my re-flec-tion in the  snow cov-ered hills
            C          G/B      | Am7  /  / G/B  |                       
   Till the land-slide brought me down____ (oh)

      C              G/B            Am   -   G/B    
2. Oh mir-ror in the sky___ What is love?
           C                G/B             Am7  -   G/B       
   Can the child with-in my heart___ Rise a-bove?
         C              G/B        Am7     G/B 
   Can I sail thru' the chan-ging  o-cean  tides?
         C           G/B      Am7   G/B  |   C  -  G/B  | Am7  -  G/B  |
   Can I han-dle the sea-sons of my life... ?
  C      G/B          Am7        D7     
   Mmm   Mmm____ Mmm  Mmm____

             G           D7/F#    Em 
Chorus: Well I've been a-fraid of chang-ing
                C        G/B          Am7  -  D7/F#  
       'Cause I built my life a-round you
            G              D7/F#         Em7
        But time makes you bold-er e-ven chil-dren get old-er
             C              G/B   | Am7  / / G/B  | 
        And  I'm  get-ting  old-er  too

Instrumental: | Csus2  - G/B  | D5/A  - G/B  | Csus2  -  G/B  | Am7  - G/B  |
              |  C   -   G/B  | D5/A  - G/B  |   C   -   G/B  | Am7  -  D7  |

             G           D7/F#    Em 
Chorus: Well I've been a-fraid of chang-ing
                   C        G/B          Am7   |  D7/F#  |
       'Cause I've built my life a-round you
            G              D7/F#         Em7
        But time makes you bold-er e-ven child-ren get ol-der 
            C            G/B    Am7 - G/B    C            G/B    Am7 - G/B
        And I'm get-ting old-er too___    Oh I'm get-ting ol-der too

      C              G/B          Am7  -  G/B
3. Ah ah____ Take my love take it down
      C              G/B                      Am7  -  G/B
   Ah-hah___ Climb a moun-tain and you turn a-round
              C         G/B               Am7           G/B
   And if you see my re-flec-tion in the  snow co-vered hills
            C               G/B       Am7  -  G/B
   Well the land-slide will bring you down

              C         G/B              Am7...        G/B  ...
   And if you see my re-flec-tion in the snow co-vered hills
            C               G/B       Am7  
   Well the land-slide will bring you down 
   G/B          C               G/B       Am
   Oh-oh___ The land-slide will bring you down...  

Chord Charts 🗝 C Major

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Notes:

  • Level Of Ease: Fairly easy once you get used to all the chords with bass notes. They all work well if you are finger-picking. For beginners that are not used to finger-picking, you can just strum the straight chord, e.g., instead of G/B, simply strum a G chord. The same applies to D7/F# - just strum a D7 chord. Replace D5/A with a D chord.
  • G/B means you play a G chord leading with a B note instead of the usual G bass note. I have used the most common variation of this chord... x20033. You can experiment with your finger positioning... you may prefer to use fingers 2, 3, and 4 instead of 1, 3, and 4 - you could even try fingers 2 and 4 where the 2nd finger plays the B bass-note while the 4th finger is used to play strings 1 & 2 (mini-barre).
  • The easiest way to play D7/F# is displayed on the chart, written as 200212... play a normal D7 with fingers 1, 3, & 4 (instead of 1, 2, & 3) and play the F# bass note with your second finger - string 6 fret 2.
  • Another way of playing D7/F# is to play a normal D7 chord using fingers 1, 2 and 3 and if you have a good hand-span or narrow guitar neck, you can use your thumb to play the F# bass note on the 6th string.
  • D5/A is a 5 chord leading with an A bass note...x0023x. A5 chord is a 2-note chord consisting of the 1st and 5th notes of the major scale which in this case are the notes D and A... because the chord is D5 we take notes from the D Major Scale which reads D-E-F#-G-A-B-C# with the 1st & 5th notes - D and A. Instead of leading with the usual D note, we lead with the A or 5th note as the chord suggests (D5/A)...x0023x equates to the notes x-A-D-A-D-x.
  • 5 chords are also known as power chords.
  • Song Key: E♭ Major... 3 flats - B♭, E♭, A♭
  • Song Key with Capo on 3: C Major - No sharps or flats
  • The hyphen between 2 chords means they share equal timing, e.g., | Am - G/B | means 2 beats on Am and 2 beats on G/B.
  • Where you see | Am7   /   /   G/B | - this means 3 beats on Am7 and 1 beat on G/B. The repeat sign (/) is used to repeat the previous chord within a bar... more help if you need it.
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