Learning Easy Guitar Songs

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Once you have the chords and basic notes down on your acoustic guitar, the next step most beginners try is to find easy guitar songs to play and practice on. These easy guitar songs for beginners usually involve some basic notes and chords that you would have just learned and a tempo that is not too fast to keep up with, creating a good practice song for you to start helping you put notes and cords together into melodies.

A Horse with No Name

A Horse with No Name is performed by America, and it is a very popular song for beginners to use when looking for easy guitar songs to learn to play. One of the best things about A Horse with No Name is that, for beginners, there isn't much moving around on the neck of the guitar. This is because the four simple chords used in this song, D6/9, Dmaj9, Em9 and Em, are played on only one fret, making it extremely easy for beginners to get the hang of.

Feeling Alright

Another of the great easy guitar songs for beginners is Feeling Alright by Dave Mason. Also very simple for those who are just learning to get songs together on the guitar, this song uses two chords, including C7 and F7 and only two frets. This song is on the very beginner side of this skill level because it is so very simple, even simpler than A Horse with No Name.

Wild Thing

Wild Thing has been performed by dozens of people, but the one that is among the easy guitar songs for beginners is the one that is performed by the Troggs. This song incorporates four simple chords along with a "stop" chord to create this simple melody. This is also simple as far as easy guitar songs go because the A chord uses only one finger, D chord uses two, E uses one again and the G chord is the thumb. The "stop chord" does not mean there will be any strumming, just muting the strings with your fingers.


Johnny Cash performs Hurt, one of his more beautiful and later songs in his lifetime, which is also extremely popular among beginner guitar players. Among easy guitar songs for beginners, Hurt uses five chords with simple patterns, but it is also considered to be closer to an intermediate level rather than a beginner one. The chords are Am, C, D, F and G put together with different frets to make the melody. Online acoustic guitar lessons take special time to teach this one to beginners, but once a few of the aforementioned songs have been learned it can be accomplished by higher level beginners of all kinds.

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This article was published on 2010/12/23