Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley (original by Leonard Cohen) – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on November 24, 2011

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley (Leonard Cohen)(Shrek soundtrack) on guitar fast with easy chords options, no complicated theory and without a capo (if you don’t have one or don’t want to use one). Learn how to play and sing this song in 2 easy steps.

STEP 1: WATCH THE GUITAR TUTORIAL

Click here to watch the video on YouTube.

STEP 2: REFER TO TUTORIAL NOTES

INTRO:
  • C Am x2
VERSE:
  • C Am
  • C Am
  • F G C G
  • C F-G  Am F
  • G Em Am
CHORUS:
  • F Am
  • F C G C
Click Here for Chords & Lyrics on Ultimate-Guitar.com
Note: Chords on Ultimate Guitar may be different from the tutorial above due to being in a different key or because the author has simply used different chords from my version. Use the transposing tool available on their site to transpose chords to the key you wish to play in.
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BEGINNER TIPS:

Replace F Major with F7 if F Major is too difficult to play. The original key of the song is C# so capo the 1st fret and use the chords below if you want to play in the same key as the original song.

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TUTORIAL SONG KEY: C

CHORDS USED (5): C G Am Em F

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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only:
  • down down DOWN down down down DOWN down
Up and Down Strokes:
  • down down DOWN (down up) down down DOWN (down up)
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  1. Check out the Free Beginner Guitar Course and Lessons  on the site to see if they help
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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Dave November 5, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Cool site!

I enjoyed the Hallelujah lessons!

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ysia April 3, 2013 at 7:59 am

hello !! whaohhhh super !! i’m beginner and your tutos are easy and you learn well :) thanks a lot

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Playforfun January 14, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Just excellent – thanks for the time you put into each lesson and the clarity of your explanation.
Bravo!

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