The Beatles 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' Guitar Lesson // chords & how to play

Here’s how to play ‘I wanna hold your hand’ by The Beatles on acoustic guitar (it’s the same for electric guitar too!)

This song uses simple chords. But interestingly, it changes key in the middle 8 (on the lyrics “And when I touch you I feel happy inside..”). Learning the chords that occur in common musical keys is essential if you are to progress beyond being a beginner – so take the time to learn more about musical keys!

‘I Wanna Hold your Hand’ chords

Verse & chorus

These chords are all in the key of G major.


This section of the song changes key because the chords here are in the key of C major.

‘I Wanna Hold your Hand’ original song

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