Enjoy these Smoke on the Water Chords by Deep Purple. This song requires regular tuning and a pick to play
[Intro] | D4 F4 G4 - | D4 F4 G#4 G4 | D4 F4 G4 - | F4 D4 - - |x6 [Verse 1] G5 /// G5 /// We all came out to Montreux G5 / F5 / G5 /// On the Lake Geneva shoreline G5 /// G5 /// To make records with a mobile G5 / F5 / G5 /// We didn't have much time G5 /// G5 /// Frank Zappa and the Mothers G5 / F5 / G5 /// Were at the best place around G5 /// G5 /// But some stupid with a flare gun G / F / G /// Burned the place to the ground [Chorus] C5 /// G#5 /// G5 /// G5 /// Smoke on the water, fire in the sky C5 /// G#5 /// Smoke on the water... [Intro] | D4 F4 G4 - | D4 F4 G#4 G4 | D4 F4 G4 - | F4 D4 - - |x6 [Verse 2] G5 /// G5 /// They burned down the gambling house G5 / F5 / G5 /// It died with an awful sound G5 /// G5 /// Funky Claude was running in and out G5 / F5 / Pulling kids out the ground G5 /// G5 /// When it all was over G5 / F5 / G5 /// We had to find another place G5 /// G5 /// But Swiss time was running out G5 / F5 / G5 /// It seemed that we would lose the race [Chorus] C5 /// G#5 /// G5 /// G5 /// Smoke on the water, fire in the sky C5 /// G#5 /// Smoke on the water... [Intro] | D4 F4 G4 - | D4 F4 G#4 G4 | D4 F4 G4 - | F4 D4 - - |x6 [Solo] |G5 ///|G5 ///|C5 ///|G5 ///| |G5 ///|G5 ///|C5 ///|G5 ///| |G5 ///|G5 ///|C5 ///|G5 ///| |G5 ///|G5 ///|C5 ///|G5 ///| |C5 ///|C5 ///|F5 ///|F5 ///| [Intro] | D4 F4 G4 - | D4 F4 G#4 G4 | D4 F4 G4 - | F4 D4 - - |x6 [Verse 3] G5 /// G /// We ended up at the Grand Hotel G5 / F5 / G5 /// It was empty cold and bare G5 /// G5 /// But with the Rolling truck Stones thing just outside G5 / F5 / G5 /// Making our music there G5 /// G5 /// With a few red lights and a few old beds G5 / F5 / G5 /// We make a place to sweat G5 /// G5 /// No matter what we get out of this G5 / F5 / G5 /// I know, I know we'll never forget [Chorus] C5 /// G#5 /// G5 /// G5 /// Smoke on the water, fire in the sky C5 /// G#5 /// Smoke on the water... [Intro] | D4 F4 G4 - | D4 F4 G#4 G4 | D4 F4 G4 - | F4 D4 - - |x6 [Instrumental Verse] fade out in the Intro, I mean a two-note chord played D4 is x55xxx F4 is xx33xx G4 is xx55xx G#4 is xx66xx.
Smoke On The Water Chords by Deep Purple
If you’ve never heard of “Smoke on the water” by Deep Purple, you’re in for a treat. This is one of the first songs many of us guitar players choose to play, based on its difficulty level being for beginners. You get confronted with learning some of the most basic chords, the power chords
This is a very important concept to grasp first, which is why many beginner guitar players gravitate towards songs that have mostly power chords. Power chords are easy. They help build up strength and muscle, and lay the ground work for everything bar chord and beyond.
With that being said, there are many other songs out there that use power chords, all really great for beginner guitar players. Many musicians start with the likes of Seven Nation Army, by the White Strips, etc.
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what the best way to go is about learning guitar, however if you’ve come out to this song, most likely you are a beginner. Our recommendation is to focus on getting this song to sound really really good before you move on to anything else, so that you can master the technique that comes with songs like these. Trust me, it’ll make learning other songs in the future mouth much easier.
If you have any questions about this song or about guitar in general, don’t hesitate to reach out and we’ll be happy to answer any questions or help you get better at understanding what’s behind a song like this, and what you need to do in order to fully master it
We hope you enjoy this page about the Smoke on the water chords and ask that if you know of any other musician friends who are learning songs like these that you share this chord progression with them. Thank you and good luck with guitar!