Korean Guitar Songs

Some of you guys may wonder why are we writing this articles every week. Sometimes this articles overlap, sometimes the topic may be odd if not bizarre. There is a very simple reason behind this and this reason is that we have to write an article as a being a part of one program.

At this point, you might wonder why the heck am I tell you all this? The answer is that I have to write an article and I couldn’t think of something smart. That is why we are going to look into the Korean songs THAT YOU CAN PLAY ON GUITAR! How awesome is that?! Bazinga, pretty lame I know.

Anyways, if you are a huge fan in Korean culture, especially songs; if you love to play guitar and want to play something new; if you think that playing Korean songs on guitar can help you easily pick up Korean girls (don’t ask me I haven’t tried); or whatever other reason you want to play them, here is a few songs that you might consider.


  1. 조개껍질 묶어

Ok this song, apparently is not that famous among the younger generation. To the best of my knowledge, this is the song that is typically played in a camp by a campfire.

If you google the chords for this song you would typically get the chords above. As you can see it is one of the easiest song you can find. However, I came across another version of this song with the same sheet music although chords are in one tone lower.

So the latter version is a bit more complicated for the beginners due to the F and G7 chords. Although, it seems more appealing to me as sounds a little bit more colorful. However, you can try both and choose the one you like more.

You can listen to the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6M9xXc-hJQ&feature=youtu.be

A simple strumming pattern “↓ – ↓↑ – ↑↓↑” fits well into this song. At least it works for me.

I found a translation here: http://mylovetvxq.blogspot.kr/2015/08/lyrics-tvxqdbsk-ft-smtown-shell-necklace.html and it appears to be somewhat a love song called “A Shell Necklace.”


  1. 너에게 나에게

This song, however is far more famous among the younger generation. The closest translation of its name is “I am yours.” If you are interested in the full translation of the lyrics check out this page: http://kreah-craze.com/no-e-ke-nan-na-e-ke-non-you-to-me-me-to-you/

Let’s look at the chords first:


This song seems quite easy even for beginners (except for that Bm part due to Barre). However, the strumming pattern seem pretty complicated and requires some practice before you can play it.  Although, I discovered an easier way of playing it. You can use “↓ – – – ↓ – – ↑ – ↑↓ – ↑ – – -” pattern. Note that this pattern is 16 beats long. However, you should use syncopation, in other words to play “↓ – – -↓ – -” for one chord and the remaining “↑ – ↑↓ – ↑ – – -” for the next one. If that doesn’t make any sense to you, try asking YouTube, it will be able to explain.


  1. 여행을 떠나요

This is a quite positive song that which name translates as “Let’s Go On A Trip!” For the full translation of lyrics you can either look here: https://kpopchanted.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/lets-go-on-a-trip-%EC%97%AC%ED%96%89%EC%9D%84-%EB%96%A0%EB%82%98%EC%9A%94-smtown/, or watch this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22yXJmUnFbA.

As you can see, this song is super easy. Note that the strumming pattern here is “↓ – ↓↑ – ↑↓↑↓ – ↓↑ – ↑↓↑” (“↓ – ↓↑ – ↑↓↑” twice) for each chord.

I hope you found this article interesting and you would enjoy playing this songs!


Article by Pavel from Russia

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