We all have to start playing guitar somewhere, so why not start with the Easiest Guitar Songs? You may be amazed at just how well some of the simplest guitar songs sound – you do not need to start out with anything difficult, believe me. Here are some simple and easy guitar songs which you may want to consider learning first:
Knocking On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan then Guns N Roses, later
No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley
Wonderwall by Oasis (This is a great song to learn the importance of using a Capo)
Running Down a Dream by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple
Roll over Beethoven by Chuck Berry
I Saw Her Standing There by the Beatles
House of the Rising Sun by the Animals
Where Did You Sleep Last Night by Nirvana
Silent night- Classic Christmas
Now, let’s take one of those songs and show you how easy it is. Take a look at Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple. It simply consists of A C D A C Eb A C D C A played six times in a row. That’s right, it’s an incredibly wonderful song that everybody knows and you can impress anybody simply by playing those notes and you will sound great. Add it to your collection of the Easiest Guitar Songs
that you can play.
House of the Rising Sun by the Animals is another great one to learn because it sounds so awesome. It takes a little bit more time that you can crack this one pretty easily and sound awesome. The chords are: Am, C, D, F, Am, E, Am which are fairly simple to learn and need to be in your repertoire in any case. Now, have a listen to the original recording and you will hear that the guitarist is simply playing an arpeggio across the strings starting at the root note. In other words, he is just slowly strumming each chord in time to the music. Learn the chords, play along to the recording and you’ll be good to go.
Bob Dylan’s Knocking On Heaven’s sounds like it is such a complicated thing to play but the chords are only G, D, Am7 played over and over again. You wouldn’t have thought so, would you? Just think, all you have to do is learn G, D, Am7 and practice playing along to the recordings by either Bob Dylan or Guns N Roses and you’ll be sounding impressive.
Remember to play along to every song that you want to learn to play because you will then learn not only the strumming pattern but also the feel of the song. You will also start to pick up small nuances from the original recordings to include in your playing. Even the Easiest Guitar Songs can have a note here or there added in to the chords which makes them sound even better.
Go pick up a copy of a compendium of easy to play guitar songs from your local bookseller, or even a second-hand one from your local charity shop, and you will find that there are dozens of simple and straightforward guitar songs that you can learn with just a few chords. Not only will you enjoy playing the easiest guitar songs but you will also be laying the foundations for better quality playing later in your guitar playing career.