On October 27th 2013 rock legend Lou Reed passed away at the age of 71. While starting his career as a member of the Velvet Underground in the late 60s, he went on to have a long solo career. Lou Reed is probably best known for his song “Walk On The Wild Side” from his 1972 solo album “Transformer”.
In this video guitar lesson I’m going to show you how to play the chords and strums to “Walk On The Wild Side” from Lou Reed.
- This is one of 20 songs that can be found in my “70s Rock Strumming” course.
(Video Guitar Lesson)
Download the music seen in the video guitar lesson lower on this page where you see the “Guitar Lesson Downloads” heading.
Walk On The Wild Side Chords – Studio
In the video guitar lesson I talk about 2 different sets of guitar chords that can be used to play the song “Walk On The Wild Side”. Here is one set that is used in the studio version of the song. The studio version was played in the key of C.
Walk On The Wild Side Chords – Live
When Lou Reed would play “Walk On The Wild Side” live he would often play the song in a different key than the studio version. Live he would play the song in the key of D. Here are the chord for the live versions of the song.
Guitar Lesson Downloads
Below is a PDF file you can print out with the music and chords for “Walk on the Wild Side”. Both the studio version and the live version chords.
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Have fun playing the guitar chords and strums to “Walk On The Wild Side” by Lou Reed.
Walk On the Wild Side – Studio Version
Here is the recording of the song for some inspiration.
Walk On the Wild Side – Live Version
And a live version of the song.