Smells Like Teen Spirit Chords (Guitar Lesson) – Nirvana

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If you are looking for ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ chords and landed here then go nowhere. In this post, I am going to show you the easiest way to play this song using only four chords.

‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ is undoubtedly one of the most iconic songs of the 90s that still has millions of listeners all over the world. Besides being a classic punk rock song it is also super simple to play it on the guitar. All we need is four simple chords and we are already halfway there.

Below you will find the chord progression and the strumming pattern you need to play this song.

Note: This is the simple tutorial of this song that uses a capo on the first . To learn it the right way you can refer to this lesson.


Smells Like Teen Spirit Chords ( Capo – 1 )


Song – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Artist – Nirvana
Chords – E-A-G-C
Capo – 1st Fret
Tuning – E A D G B E
Difficulty – Beginner
Key – E


[Intro]
E A G C x4

[Interlude]
E A G C x2

[Verse]

E        A           G
Load up on guns
C                     E
Bring your friends
        A       G
It’s fun to lose
        C        E
And to pretend
            A         G
She’s o-ver-bored
   C        E
Self-assured
       A        G         C      E
Oh no, I know a dirty word

[Pre-Chorus]

       A       G       C           E
Hello, hello, hello, how low
       A       G       C           E
Hello, hello, hello, how low
       A       G       C           E
Hello, hello, hello, how low
       A       G       C
Hello, hello, hello

[Chorus]

                  E
With the lights out
A           G
It’s less dangerous
C              E
Here we are now
A          G
Entertain us
C       E
I feel stupid
A       G
And contagious
C              E
Here we are now
A           G
Entertain us
C       E
A mulatto
A       G
An albino
C       E
A mosquito
A       G
My libido
C
Yeah

[Interlude]
E A G C x4

[Verse 2]

E        A          G C         E
I’m worse at what I do best
         A          G      C       E
And for this gift I feel blessed
         A        G        C             E
Our little group has always been
        A           G     C         E
And always will until the end

[Pre-Chorus]

       A       G       C           E
Hello, hello, hello, how low
       A       G       C           E
Hello, hello, hello, how low
       A       G       C           E
Hello, hello, hello, how low
       A       G       C
Hello, hello, hello

[Chorus]

                  E
With the lights out
A           G
It’s less dangerous
C              E
Here we are now
A          G
Entertain us
C       E
I feel stupid
A       G
And contagious
C              E
Here we are now
A           G
Entertain us
C       E
A mulatto
A       G
An albino
C       E
A mosquito
A       G
My libido
C
Yeah

[Solo]
E A G C x8

[Verse 3]

E    A    G            C        E
And I forget just why I taste
        A            G           C             E
Oh yeah, I guess it makes me smile
      A         G             C        E
I found it hard, it’s hard to find
         A         G          C        E
Oh well, whatever, nevermind

[Pre-Chorus]

       A       G       C           E
Hello, hello, hello, how low
       A       G       C           E
Hello, hello, hello, how low
       A       G       C           E
Hello, hello, hello, how low
       A       G       C
Hello, hello, hello

[Chorus]

                  E
With the lights out
A           G
It’s less dangerous
C              E
Here we are now
A          G
Entertain us
C       E
I feel stupid
A       G
And contagious
C              E
Here we are now
A           G
Entertain us
C       E
A mulatto
A       G
An albino
C       E
A mosquito
A       G
My libido
C
Yeah

[Outro]

       E    A     G    C
A denial, a denial
       E    A     G    C
A denial, a denial
       E    A     G    C
A denial, a denial
       E    A     G    C
A denial, a denial
       E
A denial