Tom Petty's "Free Fallin" on guitar

Learn To Play "Free Fallin'" On Guitar

”Free Fallin'” is a song written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, and was first released on Tom Petty's debut solo album, Full Moon Fever, in 1989. The song references several areas of Los Angeles, including The Valley, Reseda and Ventura Boulevard. According to Petty, the song is not about any specific person, but rather the things he would experience in his daily commute through the streets of Los Angeles. The song has become a classic, especially for guitar players, and the song is known all over the world. It is probably one of the most played songs on guitar and a classic for those starting out their guitar lessons. The best way to learn guitar is by playing the music you are passionate about and learn how to play "Free Fallin´" on your guitar! Learn to play guitar now by taking guitar classes with us!

Listen to the song here:

How To Play The Song

These are the three chords you need to play the song. If you want to play the song in the same key as Tom Petty, put a capo on the third fret of your guitar.

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The songs uses the same three chords in the same sequence throughout, so once you've learned how to play the intro, you can play the whole song. Listen to the song in order to get a hang of the rhythm. Enjoy!



Verse 1

She's a good girl, loves her Mama
Loves Jesus, and America too
She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis
Loves horses, and her boyfriend too.

Verse 2

It's a long day, livin' in Reseda
There's a freeway runnin' through the yard
And I'm a bad boy, cause I don't even miss her
I'm a bad boy for breakin' her heart


Now I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah, I'm free, free fallin'

Verse 3

All the vampires walking through the valley
They move west down Ventura Boulevard
All the bad boys are standing in the shadows
All the good girls are home with broken hearts


Now I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah, I'm free, free fallin'

Verse 4

I wanna glide down over Mulholland
I wanna write her, her name in the sky
I wanna free fall out into nothin'
Oh, I'm gonna leave this, this world for a while


Now I'm free, free fallin'
Yeah, I'm free, free fallin'

If you need help getting the rhythm right, check out this great video:

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