Lean on me was written by Bill Withers and released in 1972. This song was actually the first and only song to reach number one on both the Soul singles and Billboard Hot 100 charts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked this song at number 205 on their “500 Greatest Songs of All Time” list. You can learn more about this song over at Wikipedia.
The chords you will need to know for this song are all pretty easy and they are: C Major, F Major (Follow this link for an easy version of the F Major Chord), E Minor and G Major.
Learn more about this song including the strumming pattern and all the cool embellishments that Marty teaches by watching the video lesson below. Enjoy!
Lean on Me Video Guitar Lesson from YouTube
A big thanks to Marty Schwartz for sharing this awesome video lesson. Marty is an amazing guitar player and one of the best guitar instructors online. If you are serious about your guitar learning, you should definitely visit his Website here. I can’t recommend Marty’s Website enough.
As Performed by Bill Withers