Just The Way You Are Guitar Chords – Billy Joel – Acoustic

In this Just The Way You Are guitar chords lesson, I will show you how to play this great Billy Joel classic arranged for acoustic guitar.

The tuning is standard tuning, E A D G B E.

The song was mostly played on a Fender Rhodes piano on the original recording. It can always be a bit tricky to play the same chord progressions on the guitar while making the chord voicings sound similar yet also reasonably playable.

I would put this arrangement around the intermediate level for guitarists due to the liberal use of barre chords and chord voicings that might not be very familiar to the beginning guitarist.

I have also transcribed the opening piano riff that occurs a few times throughout the song. It requires you to move around the fretboard pretty rapidly, but I think once you get it down, anyone hearing it will instantly recognize the song.

Have fun learning this acoustic guitar arrangement of a beautiful Billy Joel classic.


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Just The Way You Are Guitar Chords - Billy Joel


  1. Jory Winward on September 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Do you have tabs I can purchase for this song?

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