While My Guitar Gently Weeps Chords

The ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ chords make for a very cool progression to play on the guitar. This is one of those guitar songs that has quite a melancholy / minor tone to it, which I personally find quite expressive and great for soloing in.

Anyways, in this video lesson, my friend Colin is going to teach you the ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ chords. The song is in A minor, though it goes to A major during the chorus.

You’ll learn a few different ways to approach the song, depending on your skill level. Probably the hardest is to finger pick it all, but that also sounds best. If you’re not up to speed on the finger picking though, Colin has a few tricks to help you still play the song so it sounds good.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps has been done by quite a few artists over the years, most recently by Santana. Jeff Healey did a great version of the song, and of course there’s the original by George Harrison & Eric Clapton.

The guitar chords in this song use a lot of bar chords, so if you need a touch up on those, you can check out my lesson on bar chords.

If you’d like more of Colin’s lessons, you can find him at RiffNinja.com.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps Chords

Watch the lesson on Youtube.

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11 Responses to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps Chords”

  1. Walt Peters March 6, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    Good Lesson Colin……..Thank You….I`ve always liked
    that Song…..
    Still have work to do on the Bar Cords…Workin` on it..

    Wal of the`RAPIDS“CEDAR`that is…LATERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

  2. Joanne March 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    Hey that was really good tHanks Enjoyed the lesson Joanne in Australia.

  3. curran March 7, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    seen a boatload of ways to do this, i was close thanks, this was a great way to get it together

  4. Roger March 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    good lesson. Thanks for all your help.Your lessons help me so much. Ive been playing for a long time but you put refreshing ideas witch help me play different styles and songs.

  5. Cat Albers March 8, 2011 at 10:59 am #

    I can’t see what you are doing is there tab for this?

  6. Tom Yanello March 26, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    Is that a Dumble or ceriatone Amp head?Describe your rig,please!Thanks!

  7. Albert Anglo March 31, 2011 at 3:56 am #

    I’m afraid that I lost interest due to the amount of chat before any playing took place. I kept wishing that he would GET ON WITH IT! Stop talking!

    • rhstrat77055 August 16, 2013 at 10:34 pm #

      I agree with you 100%.

  8. ro May 25, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    talkn helps me to catch on-cool lesson-thank you

  9. Lewis January 25, 2012 at 12:13 am #

    Interesting lesson but, far to advanced for me. I was having troubles seeing your finger positions and as you explained what you were doing, your voice was drowned out buy your guitar playing. Again the lesson may have been more enjoyable to me if I was further advanced in my playing skills. Thanks you for what you do.

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