How To Play Hey There Delilah On Guitar: A Beginner-Friendly Guide

By Monica | Guitar Lessons

Jan 09
How To Play Hey There Delilah On Guita

How to play Hey There Delilah on guitar? Is this song too complicated for beginners and intermediate guitarists to learn? We'll find out the answers to these baffling questions by checking out this simple tutorial of mine.


The "Hey There Delilah" is a wonderful musical craft that is created by Plain White T's. The song itself is the icon that allowed the band to reach their current stature. It is a one hit record that was able to reach the platinum status in 2007 when it topped the Billboard Hot 100. The song also grabbed two nominations for the Grammy Awards. Therefore, you can always consider that these following feats have cemented their legacy.

Aside from "Hey There Delilah," the band is also famous for the hit singles "Rhythm of Love" and "1234." They were able to receive their respective platinum accolades, too. But of course, it is an inarguable fact that "Hey There Delilah" was the hit single that made the band famous. After all, the song has been featured on various television shows such as the "I Love the New Millenium" and "The Family Guide."

The song itself was created by the Tom Higgenson, the frontman of Plain White T's. If you know the works of Higgenson in the yesteryears, you would already expect from the beginning that the song would be soulful and mesmerizing. The melodies that it has is brimming with accentuated elements and rhythms that made them catch.

For many guitar amateurs out there, playing the song is quite their dream. The skill level that is required to play this craft is not that high, in the first place. So if you are a practicing guitar player, there is a good chance that you would esteem yourself from learning this song.

How to Play Hey There Delilah on Guitar

From the album "All That We Needed" the Hey There Delilah is an interesting piece that is heavily studded with various fingerpicking techniques. If your hands are quite adept or trained on this playing style, learning the song would become a walk in the park for you.

But just because the song is more about fingerpicking, this doesn't mean that you need to play it with a pick. I still recommend that you play the song with your bare fingers as it will allow you to produce the warm and natural tone that the song should have.

Other than this, you should have a mastery on how to play the different chords and notes of the guitar. In this way, you won't have any problems with the overall progression of this song? So, are you ready to learn about this piece?

Hey There Delilah Chords and Tabs

As you can notice, the entire song progresses quickly. But since the tempo of "Hey There Delilah" is not that fast, you can easily adapt to its pace. Don't pressure yourself too much. If you are still an amateur, just learn the song parts by parts. In this way, you can quickly inculcate the chords and pace to your head and hands.


Learning how to play Hey There Delilah on guitar is actually fun once you can get the hang of it. For me, it is a good practice song that will train your hands in fingerpicking style. It will also teach you how to switch from one chord to another without fail. Therefore, it would be great if you can add this song to your practice list. Trust me. You won't regret it.

Did you find this tutorial helpful? If you want to learn other guitar chords and tabs for your favorite song, just drop their titles in the comment section below. I will try to explore them by myself!


About the Author

Hi everyone! Im Monica and I am an avid lover of guitars and everything in-between. My current profession is not really music-related. It is quite discouraging but I just don't want to drop my zeal--especially not to guitars! I created GuitarTrance.Com so that I can keep up with my hobby. Of course, I want to engage with the community as well! Hope we can all get along!