Knocking on Heavens Door Guitar Chords - Riff Ninja

Knocking on Heavens Door Guitar Chords

Knocking on Heavens Door is a great song for beginners to start out with, because the chords are very simple, and it is in the key of G major. If you’ve already got a hang of the 6 basic guitar chords lesson, then this song is a good way to apply those guitar chords.

The Knocking on Heaven’s Door guitar chords are G, D, Am then G, D, C.

In the lesson, you’ll learn a little riff that you can put in between the chord changes too.

Knocking on Heavens Door was one of Bob Dylan’s big hits, and since then, many other artists have covered it as well. It really is one of the best easy guitar songs to get started with.

Knocking on Heavens Door Guitar Chords:

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Casper1544 Reply

WAAooouuu superb lesson , i am a beginner , and with that lesson I can play music , not just 1-2-3-4 …change and 1-2-3-4-

long life to your site , i will come back sure baby.

Ryu Reply


Big thanks from Russia!
It’s really helpful.

Need more 😀

Hollywood Reply

Love the shirt.

Bud Reply

Thank you. Not a beginner but I play like one.

ALAN Reply

Nice!! A great song and very well put over,cheers mate

Bojantruck Reply

Great stuff.  I only have one question?  Could you end in an A chord instead of an E?

Nitemale53 Reply

Very nice practice piece, allows a person to limber up his fingers to begin to play

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Erdoganessat897 Reply

thank you very much nice practice these lesson are great.

Bruce_collins Reply

Nice pentatonic scale  practice.  To use this in the A scale, start at the fifth fret where the root note is and repeat the scale. 
 E -- Fret 5 then 8
 A -- Fret 5 then 7
 D -- Fret 5 then 7
G -- Fret 5 then 7
B -- Fret 5 then 8
E Fret 5 then 8

the notes you are playing make the minor A scale 1 b3 4 5 7 or the notes are A, C, D, E, G

For E it’s E, G, A, B, D which equals 1, b3, 4, 5, 7 -- it works everywhere!!

Rienzie Ranatunga Reply

Thanks buddy, Fantastic contribution. We follow you…………
give us a few more of that killer riffs…………
Good luck!

ken Reply

thanks collin i”m73 and trying to learn guitar this lesson gave me hope ill be back for sure thanks.

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