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Stairway to Heaven Guitar Chords

Chances are, you’re here because you’re a Led Zeppelin fan. Lucky for you, you’re in good company! 

Whether you just picked up a guitar for the first time or you’re a seasoned professional, everyone can benefit from knowing how to play Stairway to Heaven on guitar. Let’s get to it.

The guitar chords you’ll want to know for this song are: 

Am, E+, C, D, F, G, Dsus2, Dsus4, Cadd9, and Em. 

The only trick thing you may run into is the E augmented chord. One way to play it is to place your first finger on the G string of the first fret, put your second finger on the B string of the first fret, and place your third finger on the D string of the 2nd fret. 

Start with this intro and play:

Am E+ (augmented) C D F G Am 

Then you’ll head into the first verse and fingerpick essentially the same thing but repeat it twice. 

Verse 1:
Am E+ 

C D 

F G Am (2x)

Once you get to the oohs, you’ll play:

C D F Am C G D.    

The second verse has the same chord progression you played in the first verse, and you’ll play it twice:

Verse 2:
Am E+ 

C D 

F G Am (2x) 

Play a short interlude using the same chord progression as the intro: 

Am E+ (augmented) C D F G Am 

Things change a bit in the chorus. Now you’ll play the following chord progressions:

Chorus:
D Am Em D C D

D Dsus4 D Am Em D C D

When you get to the third verse, you’ll play these chords two times with an extra C G Am interlude at the end:

Verse 3:
C G

Am 

C G F Am

C G 

Am

C G F Am (2x)

Interlude:

C G Am 

You’ll go back to the chorus and play the same chords: 

Chorus:
D Am Em D C D

D Dsus4 D Am Em D C D

After this, you’ll go into the fourth verse, playing:

Verse 4:
C G 

Am

C G F Am 

C G

Am

C G F Am

Add this interlude at the end: 

C G Am

Am D Am Em D C D

During the oohs, you’ll play:

Am

D Am Em D C D

For the fifth verse, you’ll play:

Verse 5:

C G Am

G

C G Am

C G Am

C G Am

Then you take a quick trip back to the chorus chord progression, but only once. 

D Am Em D C D

Play the same chords in verse 6 as you did in verse 5. 

There’s another interlude before the final verse. Here, you play these chords two times:

D Dsus2 D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D Dsus4  C Cadd9 C Cadd9 C (2x)

Verse 7 stands out from the rest. The chords are:

Verse 7:
Am G F G/Am

G F G/Am (7x)

G F

And the last line you’ll play:

F G Am

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