This post covers how to play Nocturne Opus 9, No. 2 by Frederic Chopin including chord charts and sheet music with guitar tabs. This is a beautiful classical guitar piece ideal for intermediate to advanced level guitarists. Grab your guitar and let’s get started!
How to read the chord charts
For the charts below:
- The top horizontal line of the chord chart represents the high E string and the bottom horizontal line represents the low E string.
- The vertical lines separate each fret.
- The numbers in the blue dots tell you which fingers to use on the fretting hand.
- The letters on the right of the charts tell you what notes you are playing on each string.
- Circles on the left represent open strings.
- Red X means to avoid that string.
You can check this link for more on how to read guitar notation symbols.
Nocturne by Chopin chords
Try the following chords one at a time until you feel comfortable switching between them. These chords will be written above the melody in the next section.
Here are some other resources on chords:
- How to play barre chords and 5 tips to get better at playing them!
- How to play the essential 7th chords on guitar
- How to play diminished chords on guitar
- How to play chord inversions on guitar
- How to play jazz guitar chords
Nocturne by Chopin guitar tabs and chords
This section shows you the melody of the song with guitar tabs and the chords written above the staff. The melody and chords are meant to be played as separate parts but you can check out this post to learn how to connect a melody and chords on guitar.
The numbers next to some notes on the top staff indicate which fingers to use on the fretting hand. You can refer to this simple guide to understanding music symbols if needed.
By the way, you can get all the PDF’s of this post below.
Want to learn more songs? Check out the sheet music with guitar tabs resource on this site.
All the best,
JG Music Lessons