Welcome to my “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” chord chart. The chords are G, D, Am and C. I’ve included some voicings to play the vocal background part on the guitar. This is a great song for beginner guitar players to start with. That being said, it’s also a really good tune to jam on for players at any level. 


The strumming pattern has a sixteenth note subdivision. Accent beats 2 and four when playing it

1 &   2  &a  3 &  4 &a  


There is also a guitar part that is arpeggiating the chords as well. Look for the lesson video, on this page, to see how that is done. 

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  This file is the author’s own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It’s intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.