Free Color Coded Sheet Music for Guitar Notes

The following free color coded guitar sheet music songs are reproduced with the permission of Don't Fret Productions™, makers of guitar learning products that are designed to work well with color coded sheet music. Don't Fret Productions™ has developed a unique guitar fretboard "note map" that really makes learning to play guitar songs and guitar scales fun and easy. It's one piece, goes right on your guitar fret board, uses no glue or adhesive and is easy on, easy off. These Note Maps create a no-miss visual guide of guitar note locations on your guitar fretboard.
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Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out | Blues in G | Amazing Grace | When the Saints Go Marching In | Scarborough Fair | C.C. Rider
Oh Suzanna | San Francisco Bay Blues | Hava Naguila | Sloop John B | House of the Rising Sun
Tennessee Waltz


Color coded easy guitar sheet music for "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out"

Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out color coded sheet music

Once I lived the life of a millionaire
Spending my money, with never a care
Takin' all my friends out for a good time
Drinkin' high-priced liquor, champagne and wine;
Then I began to fall so low;
Didn't have a friend, and noplace to go
If I ever get my hands on a dollar again
I'm gonna squeeze it, until the eagle grins, cause

Nobody knows you when you're down and out.
In your pocket, not one penny
And your friends -- you find you haven't any.
But as soon as you get back on your feet again
Everybody wants to be your long-lost friend
It's might strange, without a doubt
Nobody knows you when you're down and out.

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Easy guitar sheet music for "Blues in G"

This five note Blues in G uses a very basic blues scale. Start slow, get familiar with where the notes are and then have some fun trying diffent tempo's.

Color coded sheet music of Blues in G

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Easy guitar sheet music for "Amazing Grace"

This version of Amazing Grace is played in three four time which means there are three beats to each measure.

Color code sheet music of Amazing Grace

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Easy guitar sheet music for "When the Saints Go Marching In"

easy guitar sheet music for when the saints go marching in

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Easy guitar sheet music for "Scarborough Fair"

This easy beginner guitar version of Scarborough Fair contains one sharp, has three beats per measure and contains "dotted" notes. The dot adds one-half of the time value of the note to itself. For instance, one half the value of a half note is a quarter note. Therefore, a dotted half note equals the time value of a half note plus a quarter note.

Color coded guitar sheet music of Scarborough Fair

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Easy guitar sheet music for "C.C. Rider"

Originally known as "See See Rider", this song is also known as "C.C. Rider", "See See Rider Blues", "Easy Rider" and "Easy Rider Blues". The song is most likely traditional in its origin and has no known author. The first recorded version in 1925 was done by the great blues singer Ma Rainey. Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels took their version to number one in the US in 1965. The next year the Animals topped the chart with their version.

Color coded guitar sheet music for c.c. rider

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Easy guitar sheet music for "Oh Suzanna"

This song features a unique color coded guitar tablature. Follow this link for more.

color coded guitar sheet music of oh suzanna

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Color coded sheet music of "San Francisco Bay Blues" for guitar notes.

San Francisco Bay Blues is a fun old Blues tune. Written by Jesse Fuller, and first recorded by Fuller in the mid-1950s', this song has been around for a long time. Recorded by many famous musicians such as The Weavers, Richie Havens, Eric Clapton, The Flatlanders and Janice Joplin, SFBB has been a staple in many genres of music.
This song is presented by request and is a little more involved than most of the others posted on this page. We suggest listening to a recording (like Clapton's version on the "Unplugged" album) to get a feel for how to play this one.

Color coded sheet music for San Francisco Bay Blues

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Color coded guitar sheet music for "Hava Naguila"

This easy version of Hava Naguila is a classic rendition of the traditional Klezmer song. Listen to a recording of this song to get a feel for how it's played.

color coded guitar sheet music for hava naguila

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Color coded sheet music of "Sloop John B." for guitar notes.

The John B. was an old sponger boat whose crew was in the habit of getting notoriously merry whenever they made port. It was wrecked and sunk at Governor's Harbour in Eleuthera, the Bahamas, in about 1900. The song was originally a traditional West Indies folk song, possibly recorded earliest by The Weavers under the title "Wreck of the John B".

Color coded sheet music for Sloop John B.

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"House of the Rising Sun" color coded sheet music for guitar notes.

This version is the original Blues rendition and inspiration for the version that Eric Burdon and the Animals made famous in the sixties, (pay special attention to the first, third, fourth and fifth verses). This song sounds great when played slowly and evenly in 2/4 time, like a ballad. If you're wondering why the reference is mainly female, it is because the Rising Sun was a brothel as well as a gambling house.

Color coded sheet music of House of the Rising Sun

Additional lyrics for House of the Rising Sun

If I had listened to what mama said,
I'd be at home today.
But being so young and foolish poor girl,
let a gambler lead me astray.

My husband is a gambling man,
he goes from town to town.
And the only time he's satisfied,
is when he drinks his liquour down.

The only thing a gambling man needs,
is a suitcase and a trunk.
And the only time he's satisfied,
is when he's on a drunk.

Go tell my baby sister,
never do like I have done.
To shun that house in New Orleans,
they call the Rising Sun.

It's one foot on the platform,
and the other on the train.
I'm going back to New Orleans,
to wear the ball and chain.

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"Tennessee Waltz" color coded sheet music for guitar notes.

easy color coded guitar sheet music for tennessee waltz

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