Guitar Lesson: “We Will Rock You” by Queen

Few rock & roll songs are as iconic and universally known as “We Will Rock You” by Queen. Every school kid knows how to stomp-stomp-clap on the gym bleachers as the masses chant along. This song works splendidly for a newbie guitar player to learn to transition between three chords in a changing chord progression. The “clap” portion of the rhythm allows for a natural break where the student can move his/her hands from one chord to the next without stopping the flow of the song. It’s always fun for a newbie to play a recognizable song for friends and say, “What song is this?!?”

“We Will Rock You” fake sheet (Google Docs format)