Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. If you’re dating a geek, you can easily win his or her heart by playing this song if you know guitar. Jonathan Coulton’s Code Monkey is a familiar tune in the geek circles and although the original is done in full gain, the acoustic version is exactly what you need for a night of binary romance.
The chords are here. but I have outlined the tablature progression with my ugly handwriting here. I hope you enjoy. It’s really easy to play as most if it is just in E and basic chords with some variation follow. The tablature chart I made at the end is easy to follow. If you’ve been playing guitar for a while, you can easily figure the whole song out. That’s the beauty of Jonathan Coulton’s music — very melodic, very simple to play and most of all, very geeky!
Watch and listen to the song over and over again and you’ll get it in no time. The tricky part is the timing when you slide your fingers from E upwards but you’ll soon get it with enough practice. There’s a lot of time till Valentine’s Day so make it count!