Little Talks – Of Monsters and Men – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on March 8, 2013

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men on guitar fast with easy chord 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.


Click here to watch the video on YouTube


Click Here for Chords & Lyrics on
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.


If you have trouble with chord changes, replace the D, Em and C chords with Dsus4, Em7 and Cadd9 respectively.

Using these chords make chord changes much easier for beginners and in some cases even makes the song sound better than if you just used the normal chords.

The original key of the song is C# so capo the 6th fret and use the chords below if you want to play in the same key as the original song.



Easier Chord Options (4): G Dsus4 Em7 Cadd9

  • Tutorial Song Key: G
  • Original Song Key: C# (Capo 6th fret)


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)

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!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Grace May 17, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Hi my name is Grace and I would just like to say I really like your tutorials. They are very simple and easy to follow. I also like how you’ve listed the instructions below aswell as explaining them in your video. You explain how to play it very well, which is very helpful for me, as I’ve only been playing for about a year and a half and am also visually impaired, so alot of describing and explanation is useful to me and I appreciate that very much, as some other guitar videos are quite hard to follow. Please could you do some more youtube lessons, as they are very good. Thank you very much for your lessons. I learnt how to play iris by the googoo dolls in one day from watching your video and I can sing it at the same time yaya! 😀 Have a great day take care:)


annabell March 24, 2014 at 4:13 pm

I’m so glad i came here thank you guys so much :)


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