Are you trying to learn the guitar, but getting frustrated because you’re not making any progress? 9 times out of 10, this frustration is due to beginners taking on songs that are simply unsuitable for them. Finding the right song is difficult for most beginners, as they don’t know how to tell what song will be easy or which will be too difficult. Here are 9 easy songs to learn on guitar that are perfect for beginners:
1. Creedence Clearwater Revival: “Bad Moon Rising”
As CCR’s second gold single, this song has been recorded by at least 20 different artists, in styles ranging from folk to reggae. This song is a great start to learning some basic chords (D, A and G) and chord switching.
2.Foster the People: “Pumped Up Kicks”
This breakthrough hit and was one of the most popular songs of 2011. It’s simple to learn with one easy chord progression using downstrums on open chords.
3. Cracker: “Low”
You only need four chords (D, C, E and G) to get through “Low,” the 1993 single from Cracker. The song was a hit, reaching No. 3 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart the year it was released.
4. Sublime: “What I Got”
The 1996 single, “What I Got,” was included on Rolling Stone‘s list of “100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.” It only has two chords, D and G, through both the verse and chorus.
5. X-Ambassadors: “Renegades”
“Renegades,” was released as the second single from the band’s debut studio album VHS in 2015. It found its way inside the top 10 in 10 different countries. With just a few chords to learn, you’ll be playing it in no time!
6. John Legend: “All of Me”
This piano driven song became the second best-selling song of 2014 in the United States with 4.67 million copies sold. “All of Me” sounds equally fantastic on the guitar, and is simple to play. The intro and verse consist of just 4 chords (E minor, C, G, and D) with A minor coming in during the chorus.
7. Delta Spirit – “California”
This 2012 breakout single, earned Delta Spirit some of their first radio airplay. All it takes if four chords (A minor, C, G and D). If you’re looking for easy songs to learn on guitar, this is it!
8. Coldplay – “Clocks”
Coldplay’s massive 2003 hit, “Clocks,” won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Master your picking skills while playing this catchy piano melody on the guitar.
9. Bon Iver “Skinny Love”
If you’ve watched “The Voice” over the past few years, there’s a good chance that you’ve heard a contestant sing Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love.” The song’s beautiful old school sounds are easy to play while practicing 8th note strumming and switching between A minor, C, D minor and G/B.