Little Things – One Direction – (No Capo) Beginner Guitar Tutorial

by IanM on March 8, 2013

An easy beginner guitar tutorial to help you learn the song Little Things by One Direction 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.

STEP 1: WATCH THE GUITAR TUTORIAL


Click here to watch the video on YouTube

STEP 2: REFER TO TUTORIAL NOTES

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 the D, Am, Em and C chords with Dsus4, A7sus4, 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.

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CHORDS USED (5): G C D Am Em 

Easier Chord Options (5): G Cadd9 Dsus4 A7sus4 Em7

  • Tutorial Song Key: G
  • Original Song Key: G
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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).

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    Michelle Scheiber May 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    I love your Tutorials.
    Thanks!!

    :) :) :) :) :) :)

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    nina July 2, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Hey, could you please make a video with the song ‘we are young’ by FUN? That would be great. Great videos by the way

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