Free Guitar Chord Image Library

Free Guitar Chord Image Library

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Images again!

After I shared a free collection of notation images a couple of months ago, a music teacher at a P-9 school here in Melbourne – suggested that I create a collection of guitar chord diagrams. He spends quite a bit of time creating lead sheets and presentation-style documents that feature guitar chord diagrams alongside lyrics. He also suggested I include ukulele chord diagrams as well, but I’ll have to save that for next time!

[UPDATE: you can find the ukulele chord diagrams here]


About the chord diagrams…

In the end, I decided to include chords I, ii, IV, V and vi in a range of keys. The keys represented are: C, D, E, F, G, A, B, B flat, E flat and A flat.

Of course there are multiple ways to play each of the chords and just one option has been shared here. I have included a blank fretboard image though so you can create your own diagrams, or you can distribute it to students so they can write out their own chord diagrams (a good learning/reinforcement experience in itself!).

Also included in the collection are two generic power chord diagrams – one on the E string and one on the A string. You can let students know which fret they should use for the power chord shape.

Each chord diagram has a transparent background so you can use it on coloured documents and presentations.

Empty diagram

Generic power chord on A string

Generic power chord on E string

A few examples of use

4 chord pop song

12 bar blues in the key of G

Amazing Grace lead sheet

7 Ways to use your guitar chord diagrams

Free download 36 guitar chord images

1. To create leadsheets using Word or Pages

2. To create a guitar chord quiz

3. To create posters for your music classroom

4. In your interactive whiteboard software

5. To make a “play-along” Powerpoint or Keynote presentations (each chord of a song on a separate slide)

6. To make guitar chord flashcards

7. To use in screencasting/whiteboard apps on the iPad

Download the guitar chord library

Click on the button below to download the guitar chord library.

Download free guitar chord images

How will you use the guitar chord images?

I hope you find them useful! If you’ve used them to create your own resources, let me know how in the comments below. And if you haven’t downloaded the Big Free Notation Image Library yet, you can find it here.

Ukelele chord image library

Download the ukelele chord library here.

By |2018-09-07T01:43:46+00:00August 19th, 2013|Chromebooks, Free and Low-Cost Tech, iPads, Macs and PCs|31 Comments

About the Author:

I love to simplify technology for music teachers. I help teachers from all around the world through the Midnight Music Community - an online professional development community where teachers can take online courses, ask questions and receive personalised help for the music tech goals.


  1. Jennifer Rose August 20, 2013 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Thank you! I am so grateful for you and your site! I feel like I have discovered a lost treasure. I will be taking advantage of those replay passes soon as your courses are at 3:00 am my time. So thanks again!

    • Katie August 20, 2013 at 11:49 am - Reply

      You’re welcome Jennifer. I love the “lost treasure” analogy!

  2. Valerie August 20, 2013 at 11:26 am - Reply

    Thank you so much for going to all this work an dthen sharing so freely. I appreciate it!

    • Katie August 20, 2013 at 11:48 am - Reply

      Thanks Valerie!

  3. Jane August 20, 2013 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    This looks terrific Katie. I am really looking forward to the uke ones. Thanks so much!

    • Katie August 23, 2013 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Thanks Jane!

  4. Ros Burkett August 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Thanks Katie, The guitar chords are great and timely for my program.

  5. Ryan rana mgr December 25, 2013 at 2:54 am - Reply

    I love it’s!!

  6. Marcus February 14, 2014 at 12:46 am - Reply

    Thank you very much!

    • Katie February 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome!

  7. Daniel Rhim March 20, 2014 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Thank you Katie! These are so useful for creating lyric videos with chords in them.

    Do you have G/B and D/F# as well? I’ve noticed they’re used quite often and was wondering if you could post them if you have them.


    • Katie March 28, 2014 at 10:33 am - Reply

      Hi Daniel – thanks! Will get on to creating the extra ones you mentioned ๐Ÿ™‚ Katie

  8. guru post August 16, 2014 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    […] Free Download – Guitar Chord Image Library | Midnight Music again! After I shared a free collection of notation images a couple of months ago, my husband – a music teacher at a P-9 school here in Melbourne – suggested that I create a collection of guitar chord diagrams. […]

  9. a.y November 21, 2014 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    looking faward to meeting, nice platform i love it katie

  10. Ma Fea January 23, 2015 at 10:59 am - Reply

    You are SO generous! All of your libraries are so useful–thanks very much!

    • Katie January 24, 2015 at 5:02 pm - Reply

      Thank you Ma! I’m glad you find them useful ๐Ÿ™‚
      – Katie

  11. Padmo July 20, 2016 at 4:30 am - Reply

    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

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  13. Bernadette August 29, 2016 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Thank you, Katie! I will upload a photo after I’m done putting them all up and tag you somehow!!

    • Katie August 30, 2016 at 4:18 pm - Reply

      Thanks Bernadette!

  14. rudy September 26, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    thank you your chord library helped me som much i started playing guitar for 2 1/2 yaers ago and now because of your library i am pr fessional

    • Katie October 2, 2016 at 10:25 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome Rudy ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Jonathan Tsai February 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Hi Katie, your guitar chord images are outstanding! Thank you so much for creating these and sharing them freely.

    I used them on the new website I just launched, Maskil:

    • Katie February 19, 2017 at 2:19 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Jonathan! And I’m happy to see them put to good use ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. eille lee manni September 2, 2017 at 2:45 am - Reply

    hi your guitar chard is good. thanks for help

    • Katie September 4, 2017 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      You’re welcome Eille!

  17. tony October 4, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply


    • Katie October 7, 2017 at 12:44 pm - Reply

      Thanks Tony!

  18. Frank P Chapman July 30, 2018 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    Thank you Katie! These are perfect. I am working on a new personal project. If you create any more chord diagrams, please let us know!

    Thanks again,


    • Katie August 2, 2018 at 4:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks Frank!

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