How to Play Guitar Chords on Piano

Playing guitar chords on a piano can be achieved with a very little help from the internet and it isn’t a tough job at all. All you need are the basic equipments and basic knowledge regarding playing guitars and pianos. Following these simple steps, one can easily play guitar chords on a piano.

Things Required:

– A six string guitar (acoustic or electric, doesn’t matter).
– A Piano or electric keyboard
– A guitar tab


– Basic music knowledge
– Basic guitar skills
– Basic piano skills
– Basic math skills, adding subtracting


  • 1

    The first thing you need to do before doing anything else is to tune your guitar. In order to play guitar chords on a piano, you need to tune it to standard guitar pitch. Now take a dip in your memories and play any guitar chord from memory. Or you can even choose to use a good guitar chord chart. You can get that chord chart from any local music shop or you can simply download the manual from the internet.

  • 2

    Before progressing further, consult the guitar note chart and it would be a good idea to write down the notes you are working on in a notebook or a writing pad. The first thing that you will notice that there will be some kind of repetition on octave notes with some chords. However, such notes will be mentioned as optional and it is totally up to you to use them or not.

  • 3

    Now, the next thing you need to do is to consult the piano keyboard note chart. Once you have the note chart in your hand, set and locate the matching notes accordingly.

  • 4

    Once you have the required notes with you, start playing the notes on the piano. You need to play the chords in such a way that they are being played in a specific order and they are forming the chords. You can even choose to add octave notes if you want to add extra dimension to your work. However, you should keep one thing in mind before progressing further. Most chords only contain very few chords and there are usually three or four notes and on the piano, they are very closely spaced.

  • 5

    Another thing that you can do here is to write those piano chord positions in your writing pad for the future reference as it will make things a lot easier for you next time.

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