Summary: Kids Anthem?

In our very first 'Songs For Your Kids' lesson, we will be taking you through the anthemic, Baby Shark! If you have kids there is a high probability that you spend half your time with them listening to this song, so why not wow them by learning how to play and sing it!

Chords: Open Chords

For the majority of the song (excluding the key change), you are playing 4 open chord shapes which we've shown below. Please feel free to use other positions if you prefer, or even just the basic versions of the chords (C instead of Cadd9 and Em instead of Em7) if you like. It'll still sound pretty perfect!

The Rhythm: Strum-along fun!

We've put together a basic but accurate strumming pattern for you to use through the entire song. Once again, if you feel as though another pattern fits comfortably and you enjoy playing it, please do so. This isn't an absolute must to get the song sounding correct.

Chords: Barre Chords

If you want to play along with the Pinkfong version of the track, there is a keychange. Everything steps up one semitone, so you'll either need to pop a capo on the 1st fret (very quickly!), or use barre chords. Here is an example of how you would play those chords.

    Keep Learning: Barre Chords

    Many thanks for watching this video and visiting the website. If you love this tune, but find some of the chords quite hard to follow, check out our barre chord course right here on our website. This will help you learn these difficult shapes, and really help strengthen your fretting hand, ready for more difficult chords. We also learn the theory behind the chords and apply them to some great tunes! You can check it out here: Barre Chords Guitar Course.

All done?


You've now completed Song Jukebox: Songs For Your Kids and taken a huge step forwards in your guitar playing journey.

Feel free to bask in glory for a while, or go ahead and try another course if you're hungry for more.