Without You Guitar Lesson – Harry Nilsson

In this Without You guitar lesson video, I will show you how to play all of the chords to this beautiful song by Harry Nilsson.

I have arranged all of these chords, that where originally performed on piano, for acoustic guitar in standard tuning.

Originally released by the band Badfinger on their 1070 album No Dice, Harry Nilsson made "Without You" an international hit with his cover version in 1972. Of all of the cover versions of this song out there, the Harry Nilsson one is my favorite so that is what I am basing this lesson off of.

Because it was originally performed on the piano, we will inevitably encounter many barre chords throughout the song. However, if you can play basic barre chords, I don't think you will have much trouble performing all of the chord changes.

I will go through each section of the song in the order that it appears.

I hope you guys enjoy learning this beautiful song as performed by the great Harry Nilsson!


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Without You Guitar Lesson - Harry Nilsson


  1. Jonathan D Sweeney on July 12, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    I love Harry. More Harry Nilsson songs would be great, Carl!

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