How to Play: Wonderwall Chords No Capo Version

Today is gonna be the day that you learn to play Wonderwall chords with no capo on your guitar. In this lesson, we are going to go over the full song including the strumming pattern, finishing off with a full set of lyrics. If you get stuck at any point make sure to use the video tutorial we’ve included below. We also have other no capo songs for beginners available here on our website if you want to learn to play similar pieces to this one. Let’s jump in.

Wonderwall Chords

Wonderwall is one of the biggest hits that Oasis ever released and is still popular almost thirty years later. It’s a song every guitarist wants to learn because of the unique strumming pattern. As you will see in the chord charts we’ve included above, to play this song with no capo you will be using the chords of E minor7, G major, Dsus4, Asus4, G#, F# and Cadd9. All of these chords will be played openly on your guitar which makes them a lot easier and beginner friendly.

Wonderwall Strumming Pattern

There are a few different versions when it comes to the strumming pattern for Wonderwall. The one we are using here is going to be the most accurate. In the pattern below, each D represent a down strum and a U represents an up strum. You should be able to play this pretty easily without too much trouble but if you do want a reminder, listen to the original track or refer to the video tutorial we included above.

D D D D U DU D D D U D U D D D U U U D U D U

Wonderwall Chords & Lyrics

Now that you have learned the individual chords that are involved with this song and the strumming pattern, you can start to put the song together. We would always recommend learning the chords first, then the strumming pattern to get the rhythm down. Next, take small sections of the song and learn it bit by bit. Eventually when you become confident with each section you will be able to join the whole thing together and play the entire piece from start to finish.

Below we have given you the full lyrics for the song. Above the lyrics are the chords. These chords are played exactly where they are played above the lyrics so this is how you will learn to play the song.

Verse 1

Em7 G

Today is gonna be the day

Dsus4 Asus4

That they’re gonna throw it back to you

Em7 G

By now, you should’ve somehow

Dsus4 Asus4

Realized what you gotta do

Em7 G

I don’t believe that anybody

D Asus4

Feels the way I do

Cadd9 Dsus4 Asus4

About you now

Verse 2

Em7 G

Backbeat, the word is on the street

Dsus4 Asus4

That the fire in your heart is out

Em7 G

I’m sure you’ve heard it all before

Dsus4 Asus4

But you never really had a doubt

Em7 G

I don’t believe that anybody

D Asus4

Feels the way I do

Cadd9 Dsus4 Asus4

About you now

Pre-Chorus

Cadd9 Dsus4 Em7

And all the roads we have to walk are winding

Cadd9 Dsus4 Em7

And all the lights that lead us there are blinding

Cadd9 Dsus4

There are many things that I would

G G/F# Em7

Like to say to you

G Asus4

But I don’t know how

Chorus

Cadd9 Em7 G

Because maybe

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G

You’re gonna be the one that saves me

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G

And after all

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G Em7 Asus4

You’re my wonderwall

Verse 3

Em7 G

Today is gonna be the day

Dsus4 Asus4

That they’re gonna throw it back to you

Em7 G

By now, you should’ve somehow

Dsus4 Asus4

Realized what you’re not to do

Em7 G

I don’t believe that anybody

D Asus4

Feels the way I do

Cadd9 Dsus4 Asus4

About you now

Pre-Chorus

Cadd9 Dsus4 Em7

And all the roads we have to walk are winding

Cadd9 Dsus4 Em7

And all the lights that lead us there are blinding

Cadd9 Dsus4

There are many things that I would

G G/F# Em7

Like to say to you

G Asus4

But I don’t know how

Chorus

Cadd9 Em7 G

I said maybe

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G

You’re gonna be the one that saves me

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G

And after all

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G Em7 Asus4

You’re my wonderwall

Cadd9 Em7 G

I said maybe

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G

You’re gonna be the one that saves me

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G

And after all

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G Em7 Asus4

You’re my wonderwall

Outro

Cadd9 Em7 G

I said maybe

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G

You’re gonna be the one that saves me (that saves me)

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G

You’re gonna be the one that saves me (that saves me)

Em7 Cadd9 Em7 G

You’re gonna be the one that saves me (that saves me)

Conclusion

That’s all you need to be able to play the Wonderwall chords with no capo on your guitar. Make sure to check out the rest of our website for more great guides on guitar music for both beginner and experienced players.

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