10 Easy Guitar Songs You Should Learn


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Whether blues, jazz, metal, folk or country wets your whistle, if you are a beginner guitar player you have to start from somewhere. We made a list of 10 easy songs you should learn that are perfect for beginners. These songs can be found on the internet for free and you can play them on any guitar, be it acoustic, classical or electric. We hope that with the help of this list you will become the next Jimi Hendrix. Enjoy.

1. Silent Night

This Christmas song has always been on my list of easiest songs to play. The song only has three main chords but it still manages to sound beautiful. It’s a short and easy song but is also elegant sounding and sweet. It is enough to get you in the mood of learning more Christmas songs.

2. Where Did You Sleep Last Night? – Leadbelly, Nirvana and many others

Nirvana attributed the song to Huddie Leadbelly, in their MTV Unplugged in New York concert. But as a matter of fact, this classic folk song is even older. Nirvana’s interest in covering the song should provide enough proof that it lasted throughout the years very well. It’s a great way to introduce yourself to power chords, as well.

3. A Perfectly Good Heart – Taylor Swift

This is one of the best more modern pop songs that you can play on your guitar if you are a beginner. The song is pretty cool and it only uses a few standard chords. You can play it with a pick or without one, as well.

4. Complicated – Carolyn Dawn Johnson

This country song only has three chords. If you are a beginner, you only need a few hours to learn how to play the chords and you’ll have fun doing so. It’s a really good song and you will most likely impress all your friends if you sing it to them.

5. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

This 104 bpm song is very well-known. The tab for this song is very easy and it is one of the most beloved songs from The Beatles. If you’re a fan of the band, this is a super way to start playing their songs.

6. Amazing Grace

This very popular gospel song is one of the best ways to start playing guitar. The lyrics are well-known and truly powerful and you will probably be able to sing it along with any of your friends.

7. Circle of Life – The Lion King

This Disney song from the very popular movie “The Lion King” is one of the best songs you can learn to play if you have kids. The chords are very easy to play and it will be a hit with the little ones.

8. Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett

This piece is another easy one that features only three chords. You can add bass notes to the strumming and create a more ample sound. Learn this song properly and everyone will think you have been playing for a lot more time than you have.

9. House of the Rising Sun – The Animals and many others

House of the Rising Sun is another very popular song. This song uses a lot of fingerpicking so you can work on that when playing this song, also. The Animals made this song very popular in 1964, even though an acoustic version was recorded by Bob Dylan in his debut album in 1962.

10. Scarborough Fair – Simon and Garfunkel and many others

This is another very old finger picking song. This piece is important for any solo guitarist’s repertory. A simple version of the song can be found but there is another variation that uses basic open chords and single notes.

So there you have it. This was our list of 10 easy guitar songs you should learn if you are a beginner.

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