Learn How To Play “Coming Home” With “Big” Chords and “Baby” Chords For Beginners

Written by admin on April 27th, 2011

Hey all. The video above shows how to play the P Diddy tune “Coming Home” It’s a song mainly with piano, drum machine and keyboards, but it is also do-able on Guitar. For this lesson, I break down the song into two areas: One for the guitarists who can play full open position chords and full barre chords; and one for those who are just beginning to play guitar or those who have small hands/fingers.

Coming Hpme - "Adult" CHords

Coming Home - "Adult" Chords

Even though I refer to the chords below as “baby” chords, they aren’t really baby chords at all. Triads, or three note chords, are the foundation of harmony and melodic invention and should be treated with the respect given other more demanding chords. That being said, they do allow younger students to play popular tunes without having to resort to the “big” chords…:)

Coming Home "Baby" Chords

Coming Home "Baby" Chords

I hope you enjoy this lesson and if you did, please feel free to leave a comment or subscribe to my youtube channel. It would be greatly appreciated. Take care and Ciao!

LR

 

4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Allison Younge says:

    WOW!! THAT WAS SO COOL. I FOUND YOUR CLIP ON YOUTUBE AND LOVED IT. SO EASY AND THOSE BABY CHORDS WORK REALLY WELL FOR MY SMALL FINGERS. THANKS SO MUCH!

    • Chuck J. says:

      Surprisingly, I found this post to be quite informative. I could see a use for the “baby” chords even if you could play the full blown “adult” chords. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Robert Kaplan says:

    Thanks for this easy lesson. I was able to learn the song AND teach it to my 7 year old daughter who is just beginning guitar. She appreciated it as well :)

  3. Justin Durning says:

    Thanks LR. I actually play some of the baby chords and some of the big boy chords and it sounds good. Cool job dude.