Superman – Five For Fighting – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on March 2, 2012

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Superman by Five For Fighting 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: G D Em C

VERSE 1:
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
CHORUS 1:
  • G D Em C
  • G D C

[VERSE 2] (Same chords as Verse 1)

CHORUS 2:
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D C
  • G D
BRIDGE:
  • Em D C Em
  • D G D Em
  • C D

[VERSE 3] (Same chords as Verse 1)

CHORUS 3:
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • G D Em C
  • D C G
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:

If you have trouble with chord changes, replace D with Dsus4, Em with Em7 and C with Cadd9. These chords don’t require as much finger movement and is an easier alternative for beginners who want to play the song.The original key of the song is C so capo the 5th fret and use the chords below if you want to play in the same key as the original song.

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CHORDS USED (4): G D Em C

Easier Chord Options (4): G Dsus4 Em7 Cadd9

  • Tutorial Song Key: G
  • Original Song Key: C (Capo 5th fret)
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STRUMMING PATTERN

Down Strokes Only: (Recommended for beginners)
  • 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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Help Me Dude – I’m a COMPLETE beginner and still need help

  1. Check out the Free Beginner Guitar Course and Lessons  on the site to see if they help
  2. Send me an email through the contact form here and I’ll do my best to help answer your question (silly questions allowed).

Back to the song list!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Dominic March 29, 2012 at 3:51 am

You’re tutorials are amazing. I am a beginner and thankful that you make tutorials for beginner with no capo ( cause I don’t have one). I wish you could make a tutorial of billionare by bruno mars or nothing by the script. Keep up the good work.

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Sjye April 19, 2012 at 9:03 am

Hey Ian (I hope it’s correct), your tutorial really helps, especially for a beginner like me. Because my guitar lesson one hour weekly isn’t enough and that’s really slow learning. So I came across your website through youtube. Thank you! erm.. I would like to suggest you that maybe you could try some Korean Pop songs, only if that’s okay with you =) Such as FT Island songs =) and could you teach Wherever You’ll Go by the Calling? just a suggestion, hope it does not bother you! Cheers

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Fe October 18, 2012 at 7:32 am

Hey, first i wanted to thank you because you are such a great help! You inspire me to keep on playing more and more and be better everytime. Im sooooo glad to find your website !!!! Thank you once again and again!!! You are so awesome!!! im such a fan of you!! Keep it up!!!

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rex November 14, 2014 at 11:29 pm

fall for you ( second serenade) please and last time or it ends tonight

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