How to Play Tom Petty’s Free Fallin’ on Guitar

Tom Petty is a favorite at ChordBuddy, and we were excited to see a request for a Free Fallin’ guitar lesson come through! Though is it easy to learn how to play Free Fallin’ guitar tabs, it is a bit more of an advanced song, as you do play two strings at once. However, Free Fallin’ in a great song to learn for beginners looking to take their skills to the next level.

Watch the video below to see how Travis, the ChordBuddy creator, plays the Free Fallin’ chords, step-by-step. In addition to learning how to play Free Fallin’ guitar tabs, you’ll also learn a little bit about adding your own personal style to your music!

Step-by-Step Directions for Playing Free Fallin’ Chords

Step One: Press the blue button (the G string) and strum.

Step Two: Press on both the blue button and the green button (the C string) and strum.

Step Three: Release the green button so that you are only pressing on the blue button and strum.

Step Four: Press the red button (the D string) and strum.

Though the guitar chords for Free Fallin’ remain the same, your strumming pattern will change throughout the progression of the song. This is what adds to the song’s flow. As you learn how to play Free Fallin’ on the guitar, we encourage you to try adding your own elements to the song, just like Travis!