Easy Songs For Beginner Guitarists

Introduction

Getting a guitar is an exciting step in our journey as musicians. While I strongly recommend rooting yourself in a method book, learning some popular songs can both encourage you and strengthen your chords.


Song List

  • Back In Black” - AC/DC

{E - D - A}

  • Ball & Biscuit” - White Stripes

{G - C - G - D - C - G}

  • "Bad Moon Rising" - Creedence Clearwater Revival

✦ . {D - A - G - D - D}

  • "Better Together" - Jack Johnson

✦ {G - Em - D - C - Am - D}

  • Centuries” - Fall Out Boy

{Em - G - C - C}

  • "Closing Time" - Semisonic

✦ {G - D - Am - C - G - D - Am - C}

  • "Cringe" - Matt Maeson

✦ {C - G - D - Am}

  • "Fire And The Flood" - Vance Joy

✦ {G - C} // {Em - C - G}

  • "Flowers In Your Hair" - The Lumineers

✦ {G - C - G - D - C - G}

  • Gold On The Ceiling” - Black Keys

{D - C - G}

  • "Good People" - Jack Johnson

✦ {G - C - Am - D}

  • Happier” - Marshmello

{Em - D - G - C}

  • If I Lose Myself” - One Republic

{Em - C - G - D]

  • I’m Yours” - Jason Mraz

{G - D - Em - C}

  • "It Ain't Me" - Kygo

✦ {Em - G - C - G - C - G - D} // {C - G - D}

  • Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” - Guns N Roses

{G - D - Em}

  • Little Lion Man” - Mumford & Sons

{Am - C}

  • Mary Jane’s Last Dance” - Tom Petty

{Am - G - D - Am}

  • "My Ex's Best Friend" - MGK

✦ {C - Em - D}

  • "Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster The People

✦ . {Am - C - G - D}

  • "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons

✦ . {Em - G - D - A}

  • Riptide” - Vance Joy

{Em - D - G - G}

  • Shake It Off” - Taylor Swift

{Am - C - G}

  • Sweet Home Alabama” - Lynyrd Skynyrd:

[C - G - D]

  • "Tennessee Whiskey" - Chris Stapleton

✦ {G - Am}

  • Thinking Out Loud” - Ed Sheeran

{G - C - D}

  • "Who Will Save Your Soul" - Jewel

✦ . {Am - C - G - D}

  • With Or Without You” - U2

✦ . {G - D - Em - C}




NOTES:

These songs are transposed to fit within the basic chords {C - A - G - E - D}. To play in the original key, a CAPO and/or additional chords may be required.

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