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How to Learn Any Instrument

(even as a total newbie)

Already know a few chords?

Plug them into the search tool below to find loads of songs that use the exact chords you enter.

But....

If you're an absolute beginner, click here.

Beginner Dashboard

Search Songs by Chord

Find the Perfect Song to Play

Find Easy Songs (Fast)

Bored Playing the Same Songs?

No Theory. No Drills. Just Music.

Add your chords to the search bar below.
Discover songs that only use those chords.

Tired of playing the same songs over & over?
Add all the chords you know to the tool below.
You’ll find songs you could be playing instead.

Type chords here or import from My Library

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"Finding songs that have only the chords I know is HUGE for a beginner."
- Jason S

"Its a great idea. In 25 years of playing in bands (I'm a drummer) I've never seen this concept before."
- Dan P

"Easy access to songs you can play at your level....whatever that level is."
- Nico

Learn Your First Chords (and Songs)

I've only made chord diagrams for the guitar, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin. But if you play another instrument, you can still find lots of easy songs with 1, 2, and 3 chords.

Click any of the colored sequences below to see what that looks like.

Dashboard Chords

1-Chord Songs with C major

Click any song below to play along with the video.

  • American Woman - Lenny Kravitz - 1998 - (Sounds better with Cm but works with C. Also, this song modulates.)

To see chord diagrams for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo, click here.

2-Chord Songs with C & F

Click any title to see the chords and notation.

Click any artist for a video.

  • Chewing Gum - Annie - 2004 - I don't have music notation yet.

There are also lots of folk tunes & nursery rhymes with these 2 chords.

To see chord diagrams for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo, click here.

1-Chord Songs with D Major

Click any song below to play along with the video.

To see chord diagrams for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo, click here.

2-Chord Songs with D & G

Click any title to see the chords and notation.

Click any artist for a video.

There are also lots of folk tunes & nursery rhymes with these 2 chords.

To see chord diagrams for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo, click here.

1-Chord Songs with G Major

Click any song below to play along with the video.

  • Everyday People - Sly & the Family Stone - 1969 - (Slightly out of tune.)
  • U.S. 41 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - 2010

To see chord diagrams for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo, click here.

2-Chord Songs with G & C

Click any title to see the chords and notation.

Click any artist for a video.

  • The Bum Song - Harry "MAC" McClintock - 1928 - I don't have music notation yet.
  • Sodeo - Raffi - 1977 - This song is similar to the folk tune - "Shortenin' Bread."

There are also lots of folk tunes & nursery rhymes with these 2 chords.

To see chord diagrams for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo, click here.

1-Chord Songs with A Major

Click any song below to play along with the video.

  • Joy - Lucinda Williams - 1998

To see chord diagrams for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo, click here.

2-Chord Songs with A & D

Click any title to see the chords and notation.

Click any artist for a video.

  • TB Sheets - Van Morrison - 1967 - I don't have music notation yet.
  • Countdown  - The Black Keys - 2002 - I don't have music notation yet.

There are also lots of folk tunes & nursery rhymes with these 2 chords.

To see chord diagrams for guitar, ukulele, mandolin, or banjo, click here.

Once you can play 3+ chords, you’re ready to use the Search Songs by Chord tool.

If you found this resource helpful, please share it with others.

Thanks. And happy strumming.

-Austin