Songs To Learn On Guitar
Want to know some great songs to learn on guitar? Here are a selection of easy guitar songs that you can start playing really quickly;
Sunshine of Your Love – Eric Clapton (Cream)
This song also shows you about string bending and power chords as well as being a great song to learn to play as a beginning guitarists. It goes on to show you some details about minor pentatonic and the guitar solos, too. For now, though, you may want to concentrate on learning the chords and playing along to the track. It will be a great learning experience for you as it is one of the best songs to learn on guitar.
Wonderwall – Oasis
It could be that you are into singing whilst also strumming a guitar and accompanying yourself at the same time. This one really is for you, if that is the case. You will build up your knowledge of both chords and strumming technique whilst enjoying a really great song. The thing is that this song is not really all that difficult to learn to play, but people love it, and they will be highly impressed when they see you perform it.
Most Beatles Songs
The early Beatles songs, in particular, are constructed from only three or four chords and they are fantastic songs to learn on guitar. Yes, their last songs had 10 or 12 chords in them as they had grown in their ability and confidence to write more complex songs. They were writing songs for a different audience in their early days and those songs were really pop and dance tracks. However, go back to their first two or three albums and you will find song after song that is really easy to learn but will sound fantastic.
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
I have included this because it is a great song for the beginning guitarist to learn if they are into guitar solos. The main riff really is not too difficult to learn to play and you will also learn how to pick alternately properly, too. This will become one of your favourite guitarist songs to play once you’ve got it into your head.
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
John Frusciante, the guitarist on this track. Is held in the highest regard by any players. The first verse in this song really is very easy to learn to play and the main chorus is constructed of the guitar chords C, G, Dm, and Am. In fact, some of the other songs from the Red Hot Chili Peppers are fairly easy to learn, too, so they are also worth checking out, as they are great songs to learn on guitar.
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Do you want to be a hit at parties? Then, this is the song to learn to play! Everybody knows the words to the song so you can even start a singalong session, if you want. The introductory lick is played on only two strings and you can learn it fairly easily. The important thing, though, is that it is a great song to learn for people who are learning guitar chords for the first time. In fact, the rest of the song is made of only the guitar chords of G, C, and D7.
I imagine at this point that you are desperate to get onto the internet and learn the chords for all of the above songs. I quite appreciate where you are coming from on this! I would just urge caution because I have found that the internet can be a very poor source of information when it comes to guitar chords. I don’t know what it is but I have found that the chords to any given tune can be quite wrong no matter which free resource you choose online.
I would wholeheartedly suggest that you go out and buy yourself a book with a lot of easy to play guitar songs. Go and get yourself either a guitarist busker book or something more specialised like the Complete Beatles songbook, or something similar. You should find that you can spot lots of tunes written with only a few fairly simple open chords that will help you learn your guitar chords really quickly.
Hopefully, you have learnt a lot in this guide about which songs to learn guitar. I have geared it especially towards the beginning guitarist so it is suitable for those who are just starting out learning to play the instrument.