Simple and Easy Guitar Songs


Easy guitar songs for beginners are those songs that have few chord progressions and changes, as this presents the most trouble for those first starting out. Songs that have less than 4 guitar chords are considered easy guitar songs. So listen to the radio and find a song you enjoy playing, and start from there. Here are a few ideas on easy guitar songs.

Country Songs

The Chair- George Strait
Who You’d Be Today- Kenny Chesney
Suds in the Bucket- Sara Evans

Rock Songs

What It Takes- Aerosmith
Ain’t Even Done With the Night- John Mellencamp
Bring Me To Life- Evanescence


According to You- Orianthi
Don’t Trust Me- 3Oh!3

Easy Listening

Call Me Al- Paul Simon
New Kid in Town- The Eagles

There are many different songs, not just those listed above that offer a beginner a great place to start. Think about your favorite song, and listen to the chords being played and not the difference in the voice singing. Count out how many different chords are being played, and this will tell you how hard a song will be to play. If you count more than 4 chords, it will be a difficult song for you as a beginner. However, if you have a little time under your belt, songs with 5 chords are a bit easier to accomplish. If you are a guitar beginner and do not have too many problems changing chords regularly, you can try the harder songs. But be warned that if you learn the chord changes incorrectly you will not only make the song unrecognizable, but you will set yourself back trying to relearn the proper way.

If you need help learning how to play easy guitar songs there are many things you can do. You can seek help from a friend who plays the guitar or you can find a guitar instructor in your area who offers private lessons. Another great option is to look up some online guitar lessons geared toward easy guitar songs. Online guitar lessons are often free and they are available all over the internet. Taking online lessons can help you progress from beginner to intermediate where harder songs will not be as difficult to learn. Although many look down on these lessons, they are easy to fit into your schedule and do not have to be done outside the house.


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