Most Common Arabic Guitar Chords


We have created the below "Cheat Sheet" which shows the most common guitar chords used in playing Arabic songs.

Feel free to share this with others and print it so it is easily available!

For explanations on how to read the diagrams, check the post  how to read chords diagrams.

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Most common Arabic guitar chords used in arabic songs
Bilal Kouzi says:
on 2011/10/05 at 9:24 pm

but i didnt undetrstand what is the different between A and Am?? plz some help?? and for example we have in D (Dm) we have 3 chords? what is the D or the Dm??

on 2014/07/23 at 7:25 am

m= major

emad_ik says:
on 2011/10/05 at 11:20 pm

D is D major
Dm is D minor- same chord with a different twist to it (one half musical degree less than the Major)
A is A major
Am is A minor -same chord with a different twist to it (one half musical degree less than the Major)

each same chord can be played different ways , thats why you see 2 to 3 drawings for each chord. You choose the way to play the chord by choosing which chord (drawing) best fits the song and goes in tune with the other chords in the song.
for example look at the G chord above. you can play either the first or second drawings and you should get the same tune. The third one (one to the far right) , you should only play if other chords you are playing are close to the tenth Fret (that is the number 10)
kind of the same if you are playing the piano, try playing the same notes on different octaves , the tune is the same, but with different pitch.
hope this helped and did not confuse you

Bilal Kouzi says:
on 2011/10/08 at 8:19 pm

thx :) :D:D

Mah8090549 says:
on 2011/10/13 at 10:02 am

ممكن استفسار كيف طريقة عزف الكورد بالصبط بصراحة انا مبتدء ع الجيتار وحاب اعرف طريقة عزف الكورد بالتفصيل ياريت تساعدوني

Guitarabia says:
on 2011/10/28 at 11:36 am

Hi, we will be adding more comprehensive lessons soon, please check this it should help you read the diagrams

mokkatsheeno says:
on 2012/04/10 at 7:21 pm

مفيد جدا الموضوع ده هاحاول احفظهم

asmaaabozaid says:
on 2012/11/27 at 6:05 pm

انا مش فاهمة حاجة خالص علشان انا لسة مبتدئة ممكن حد يساعدنى علشان افهم الكلام ده

al-saher says:
on 2012/12/05 at 1:45 pm

hello..can You please teach me how to figure out the chords by the tab? is this possible..?? is there any links or websites about this thing? I hope you can answer me as soon as possible..thanks alot

Guitarabia says:
on 2012/12/05 at 5:31 pm

hello al-saher, check this lesson on youtube, it shows you how to figure out the chords of any song:
hope you find it helpful

on 2013/01/08 at 11:05 pm

hey admin :D am new 1 here !
bs momen a3rf mn wain nbda fi el chordat !? y3ni el pic feha alots of chords ! o had most7el la mobtd2 yblsh feh ! lazm n3rf nbda bl major wla bl minor wla keef !
plz help

Guitarabia says:
on 2013/01/09 at 5:38 am

مرحبا محمد,

ممكن تبدأ بالكوردات الاكثر استعمالا, هاي الصفحة راح تفيدك كتير :

25 أغنية سهلة تعزف بخمس كوردات جيتار أو أقل

أهم كوردات هي Am, C, F, G, Dm, E

msayed says:
on 2013/01/29 at 6:06 am

hi, i am a beginner in guitar stuff, but i have a question, what does it mean when the same finger no. (1, 2, 3 or 4) can be at the same fret but in different string at the same time and there is a symbol of arc. for example chord C minor (alternative one) the finger (no.1) in (fret 3) is in two places (A string) and (High E string) and there is an arc between them???!!!...thanks in advance

Guitarabia says:
on 2013/01/29 at 12:11 pm

Hi, it means you have to extend the index finger accross the fretboard (this is called barred chord)
check this video or simply google Cm chord to see an example:

hope this helps

on 2013/03/18 at 11:04 am

مشكووووووووووووووووووووووووووووووووووووور ^_^

medo_soon says:
on 2013/12/24 at 10:35 pm

بعد اذنكم انا مش فاهم حكاية Ea Fg و الحاجات دى ارجوا ان حد يساعدنى

on 2014/07/23 at 7:28 am

hey , how can i add some songs notes in here ?

Ss says:
on 2017/01/07 at 2:41 pm

Hi when you find out how can you let me know !cheers(:

Ss says:
on 2017/01/07 at 2:38 pm

I need links to advance arabic guitar tabs

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