Here’s some Super Easy Guitar Chords and how to play Free Fallin’ Tom Petty Guitar Lesson No Capo
Yours truly! Will Ripley (Campfire Guitar Star)
Tom Petty is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. “Free Fallin’” was the title track to his debut solo album back in 1989 and is without a doubt, still his most famous song. It was written and recorded in just 2 days, and the lyrics reference a lot of places local to the San Fernando Valley in LA. This song still receives heavy radio play and has been featured in movies and has also been covered by many famous artists.
Looking at the chord charts above, you can see that they are all variations of the D chord. The rest of the chords all say “sus” after them. “Sus” is in reference to “suspended”. Listening to the sound gives you an unresolved or “suspended” feeling.
*Get a good angle on your fingers and make sure all your notes are ringing clear.
* To play in key with the original song, place your capo on the 3rd fret and transpose the chords accordingly.
*Once again, watch out for those “X” markings on the strings!
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