How To Play ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ By One Direction On Guitar

This song is so simple to learn how to play, and it is such a fun, happy song that is sure to kick-start any party and earn you a few well-deserved kisses on the cheek.

Basically, this song uses a D-G-A chord Progression.  Just like this:

How To Play The D Chord

How To Play The G Chord

How To Play The A Chord

Intro:
D G A (X2)

Verse 1:

D         G
You’re insecure

A
Don’t know what for

D              G                A
You’re turning heads when you walk through the door

D       G
Don’t need make-up

A
To cover up

D            G      A
Being the way that you are is enough

Pre-Chorus:

D        G           A
Everyone else in the room can see it

D        G        A
Everyone else but you

Chorus:

D           G           A
Baby you light up my world like nobody else

D             G            A
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed

D            G              A
But you when smile at the ground it aint hard to tell

D      G
You don’t know oh  oh

A
You don’t know you’re beautiful

D       G         A
If only you saw what I can see

D           G           A
You’ll understand why I want you so desperately

D          G         A
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe

D      G
You don’t know oh  oh

A                              D    G
You don’t know you’re beautiful  oh  oh

A
But that’s what makes you beautiful

Verse 2:

D   G
So c-come on

A
You got it wrong

D           G       A
to prove I’m right I put it in a song

D    G
I don’t why

A
You’re being shy

D           G              A
and turn away when I look into your eyes

D        G           A
Everyone else in the room can see it

D        G        A
Everyone else but you

Chorus:

D           G           A
Baby you light up my world like nobody else

D             G            A
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed

D            G              A
But you when smile at the ground it aint hard to tell

D      G
You don’t know oh  oh

A
You don’t know you’re beautiful

D       G         A
If only you saw what I can see

D           G           A
You’ll understand why I want you so desperately

D          G         A
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe

D      G
You don’t know oh  oh

A                              D    G
You don’t know you’re beautiful  oh  oh

A
But that’s what makes you beautiful

Bridge:

D        G        A        D        G       A
Na na na na na na na na na,na na na na na na X2

(Slow)

D           G           A
Baby you light up my world like nobody else

D             G            A
the way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed

D            G              A
but you when smile at the ground it aint hard to tell

D      G
You don’t know oh  oh

A
You don’t know you’re beautiful

D           G           A
Baby you light up my world like nobody else

D             G            A
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed

D            G              A
But you when smile at the ground it aint hard to tell

D      G
You don’t know oh  oh

A
You don’t know you’re beautiful

D       G         A
If only you saw what I can see

D           G           A
You’ll understand why I want you so desperately

D          G         A
Right now I’m looking at you and I can’t believe

D      G
You don’t know oh  oh

A                              D    G   A                             D   G
You don’t know you’re beautiful  oh  oh you don’t know you’re beautiful oh oh

A                               G
But that’s what makes you beautiful

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If you are starting to play guitar you should know that you only need to know a few key chords and practice those in order to pass as a proficient guitar player.  Most of us aren’t trying to become a top-level classical guitarist anyhow, so it makes sense to learn the basics so that we can enjoy impressing our friends and family and having a good time.

Here are a few other great articles that will hopefully help you in your journey to becoming a top-level guitarist.  I know I found them really helpful.

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Practice, practice, practice.  Not only does your brain need to learn how to play guitar, but also your muscles.  It is called muscle memory and the only way to improve it is by practicing every single day.  Do each drill perfectly and if you are careful about how you practice, you should become proficient more rapidly.  You don’t have to stay a beginning guitar player anymore than you really want to.

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