11 Easy β€˜Adele’ Songs You Can Play on Guitar

In this lesson, you are going to find 11 easy songs by Adele that you can play on guitar. Most of the songs listed below consist of 4 chords.

The four most common chords that you will find in these songs are G-D-Em-C. These are all basic open chords and I am sure you know how to play these chords. If not, you can learn it here.

The good thing is you can play these songs with or without capo. Below each song I have mentioned its chords, strumming pattern and a video lesson to make your work easier.

Note: Before you jump on the songs make sure you learn these songs one by one. If in case you find it hard to remember the chords then play the song slowly until you nail it in the original speed.

The 4 most common chords in songs by β€˜Adele’

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So, here are the 11 easy β€˜Adele’ songs that you can play on guitar

1. Someone Like You

It’s been 9 years since this song has released but it doesn’t get old. Though the whole song is piano based, you can easily play it on guitar. To sound exactly like the original song, you have to clip the capo on the second fret and use the chords and the strumming pattern mentioned below.

  • Chords – G-D-Em-C-Am-Bm
  • Strumming Pattern – DD-UU-DU
  • Key – G
  • Capo – Second Fret
  • Lesson

2. Rolling in The Deep

This song starts with a palm-muted acoustic intro in Am that sounds awesome. To keep the chords super simple for this song you can use a capo on the third fret. If you are a complete newbie then it can take some time to learn the strumming pattern of this song but I promise it will be worth it. For those of you who are well versed with the palm muting technique, this song is going to be full of fun to play. Here are the chords and strumming pattern;

  1. Chords – Am-Em-G-F-E7
  2. Strumming Pattern – DD-DD-DD-DD
  3. Key – Cm
  4. Capo – Third Fret
  5. Lesson

3. Chasing Pavements

This is the first song by β€œAdele” that entered into Billboard Hot 100. Adele wrote this song after getting inspired by one of her real-life incidents where she found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. ( Read the full Story here ). In this song, you are going to find some good chord variations. The chords and the strumming pattern are mentioned below;

  1. Chords – C-Em-G-F-Am
  2. Strumming Pattern – Lesson
  3. Key – Eb
  4. Capo – Third Fret
  5. Lesson

4. Set Fire To The Rain

This one is the third single from her second studio album ’21’ that you can play on guitar. To avoid the bar chords you can clip the capo on the 5th fret. The song is in the key of A minor and below are the chords and strumming pattern. Here is a cool lesson by Guitar Jamz that you can refer to in case you need a breakdown of this song.

  1. Chords – Am-C-G-Dm-F-Em
  2. Strumming Pattern – D-DUD-D-DUD
  3. Key – Am
  4. Capo – Fifth Fret
  5. Lesson

5. Skyfall

In 2011, Adele was invited by Eon production to record a theme song for the popular James Bond movie named same as this song. This is how she wrote β€˜Skyfal’ along with producer Paul Epworth. If you have heard this song then you know how dark and moody it sounds. By the way, the chords for this song are;

  1. Chords – Am-F-D7-Dm-Asus2-E
  2. Strumming Pattern – D-DDU-D-DDU
  3. Key – Cm
  4. Capo – Third Fret
  5. Lesson

6. Make You Feel My Love

This song is originally written by Bob Dylan. Adele covered it and included in her debut album ’19’. At first she didn’t wanted a cover song in her debut album but later changed her mind. The song is completely piano based but it can be easily played on an acoustic guitar.

  • Chords – G-D-F-C-Cm-A7-D7-B7
  • Strumming Pattern – D-DU-D-DU
  • Key – G
  • Capo – Third Fret
  • Lesson ( with Capo)
  • Lesson (No Capo)
  • Lesson (Fingerstyle)

7. Daydreamer

If you love unplugged songs then you are going to love this one. The song starts with a finger-picking intro which is very simple and beginner-friendly. Here is a great lesson by Drue James where he explained everything in detail. Here are the chords for this song;

  1. Chords – A-D-D7-Ab-E
  2. Picking Pattern – Lesson
  3. Key – A

8. Don’t You Remember

This song is the fourth track from her second album ’21’. The song starts with an acoustic intro that sounds beautiful and very simple to play. I don’t recommend this song for complete beginners as it has some complicated chord progressions but you can definitely give it a try. To sound like the the original song you have to clip the capo on the first fret. The chords and the strumming pattern of the song are;

  1. Capo – First Fret
  2. Lesson
  3. Cover Video Lesson

9. Hiding My Heart

This song was originally written by Brandi Carlile. Adele did a cover version of it for her album ’21’. This song was also used on the soundtrack of the South Korean movie β€˜Secret Love’. The song is completely acoustic guitar-based and one of the perfect songs that you must learn on guitar. The chords are;

  1. Chords – C-Fmaj7-G-Am-Asus2-Dm-F-Em
  2. Picking Pattern – Lesson
  3. Key – C
  4. Capo – No Capo
  5. Lesson

10. Hello

Hello is the lead single from her third studio album ’25’. Though it is a piano ballad, many guitar teachers recommend this song to learn on the guitar. The great thing about this song is you can play it using only 4 chords. To sound like the original song you must use a capo on the first fret and use the chords mentioned below.

  1. Chords – G-D-C-Em
  2. Strumming Pattern – Lesson
  3. Key – Em
  4. Capo – First Fret
  5. Lesson

11. When We Were Young

This is the second single from her third studio album ’25’. Along with Tobias Jesso Jr, Adele co-wrote this song. The chords for this song are pretty simple and the strumming pattern is also beginner-friendly. Here is a great lesson by Kurt Berg of this song. In this lesson, he briefly explained bit by bit how to properly play this song.

  1. Chords – Am-Em-F-C-Dm
  2. Strumming Pattern – Lesson
  3. Key – Cm
  4. Capo – Third Fret
  5. Lesson

Summary

Though you can learn all the songs one by one mentioned in this list but the three main ones that I recommend are Rolling in the deep, Someone like you, and Skyfall. I have linked each song with its best lesson available so that it will be easy for you to learn them. I hope you liked these 11 easy adele guitar songs, if you do then don’t forget to share it.