Play Every Bob Dylan Song (With Only 5 Chords)

Play Every Bob Dylan Song (With Only 5 Chords)

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Can you play G, D, Em, C and A7? Great! That means you can play almost every Bob Dylan song ever! If you’re learning guitar, you may already know that it only takes a few chords and couple strumming patterns to play thousands of songs. Today let’s look at the ones by iconic singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and use our capos to make sure we only need a few chords!

Blowing in the Wind
This widely covered song is originally in the key of D, so slap a capo on the seventh fret and best strum?your way through the whole thing.

I:G ? IC ? ?IG ? ?IG ? ? I
IG ? ?IC ? ?IG ? ?ID ? ? I
IG ? ?IC ? ?IG ? ?IG ? ? I
IG ? ?IC ? ?ID ? ?ID ? ? I
chorus
IC ? ?ID ? ?IG ? ?IEm ?I
IC ? ?ID ? ?IG ? ?IG ? ?:I
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Another one with the best strum! If you’re up for it use the?best-bass?strum to add a little something and throw the capo on the 9th fret for the original key of E. This one also uses a G7.
IG ? ?ID ? ?IEm IEm ?I
IC ? ?IC ? ?IG ? ?ID ? ? I
IG ? ?ID ? ?IEm IEm :I
IA7 ?IA7 ?ID ? ?ID ? ? I
Chorus
IG ? ?IG ? ?IG7 ? IG7 ?I
IC ? ?IC ? ?IA7 ? IA7 ? I
IG ? ?ID ? ?IEm ?IC ? ? I
IG ? ?ID ? ?IG ? ? IG ? ?:I
The Times They Are A-Changin’
No capo needed for this one but it is in 3/4 which can be tricky so I’ve included a video for this one (below).
IG ? ?IEm ?IC ? ?IG ? ?IG ? ?I
IG ? ?IAm ?IC ? ?ID ? ?I
IG ? ?IEm ?IC ? ?IG ? ?IG ? ?I
IG ? ?IAm ?ID ? ?ID ? ?I
ID ? ?ID ? ? ID ? ?ID ? ?I
IG ? ?IG ? ?ID ? ?IG ? ?I
Mr. Tambourine Man
Hey Mr. Tambourine Man play this song in G!?(best strum / basic strum)?
IG ? ?IA7 ? ID ? ?IG ? ?I
ID ? ?ID ?Em IA7 ? IA7 ? I
ID ? ?IG ? Em IA7 ? ID ?G ?ID ? ?I
A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall
From ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’, this one is in E. That means a capo all the way on the 9th fret. This song is also in 3/4 so use that same strumming pattern from ‘The Times, They are a Changin’.
Intro
I:G ? IG ? ?IC ? ?IC ? ?:I
Verse
I:G ? IG ? ?IG ? ?IG ? ? I
IG ? ?IG ? ?IG ? ?I
IG ? ?IG ? ?IG ? ?ID ? ? I
ID ? ?ID ? ?ID ? ?I
Bridge
I:C ? IC ? ?ID ? ?IG ? ? I
IG ? ?IG ? ?IG ? :I(a bunch of times)
Chorus
IG ? ?IG ? ?ID ? ?ID ? ? I
IG ? ?IG ? ?IC ? ?IC ? ? I
IG ? ?IG ? ?ID ? ?ID ? ?:I

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