Here are a couple easy beginner guitar songs. It doesn’t get much easier than this. This first songs chords can be played with two fingers.
One thing I want to point out when playing chords your thumb should be in the center of the back of the guitar neck.
You might have to keep reminding yourself to be aware of this, I always had to and still do when a chord doesn’t sound good.
If you let your thumb come up to the top of the neck it will make your fingers mute strings you want ringing out.
There are times when you will play this way but this isn’t one of them
Here are the chords for the first two songs
With the Em6 chord you might want to mute the 6th string on this song.
This is a Beatles song words and music written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Here is a link for an mp3 download of this song in case you want to add it to your collection
The Beatles songs don’t have mp3 downloads for some reason but this will take you the CD its on. You can preview it too if you don’t know the song.
Here is a link for the Revolver album which contains Eleanor Rigby
Revolver Album – Eleanor Rigby
Here’s a sheet music download link. Opens a new window.
The Beatles – Eleanor Rigby Sheet Music (Digital Download)
Some of the chords names may sound complicated but they are easy to play. Just take your time and listen for the time to change chords.
When playing beginner guitar songs don’t worry about playing in time until you can switch chords without any mistakes.
When playing a song you have to think ahead a little bit so you are ready to change, the music won’t wait for you.
Intro C Em Ah look at all the lone-ly peo-ple C Em Ah look at all the lone-ly peo-ple Verse 1 Em E-lea-nor Rig-by picks up the rice in the church C where the wed-ding has been lives in a dream Em Waits in the win-dow wear-ing the face that she keeps C Em in a jar by the door Who is it for? Chorus Em7 Em6 C All the lone-ly peo-ple where do they all come from? Em7 Em6 C Em All the lone-ly peo-ple where do they all come from? Verse 2 Em Fath-er MC-Ken-zie writ-ing the words of a ser-mon C that no-one will hear no-one comes near Em Look at him work-ing darn-ing his socks in the night C Em when there's no-body there what does he care? Chorus Em7 Em6 C All the lone-ly peo-ple where do they all come from? Em7 Em6 C Em All the lone-ly peo-ple where do they all come from? Verse 3 Em E-lea-nor Rig-by died in the church and was bur-ied C a-long with her name nobody came Em Father Mc - ken-zie wip-ing the dirt from his hands C Em as he walks from the grave no one was saved Chorus and End Em7 Em6 C Em All the lone-ly peo-ple where do they all come from? Em7 Em6 C All the lone-ly peo-ple where do they all come from?
This is one of the easier beginner guitar songs because you aren’t trying to make it sound like the recording.
This is the basics of the song. All songs can be reduced to the bare elements for learning.
As you get better at chord changing and other aspects of playing you can make songs a little fancier
It’s the orchestra that gives this song its complex sound
You will play this differently than the recording. The string section in the song is choppy, you want to play it smoothly and slower than the recording, like a laid back love song.
This song was written by Hank Williams. He wrote a lot of country songs in his day.
This song is also know as On the Bayou.
This is a classic country song that all guitar players should know. A good song for everyone to improvise on.
Here’s a link for an mp3 download of this song in case you want to add it to your collection or listen to it.
Here’s a sheet music download link.
Jambalaya (On the Bayou) Sheet Music (Digital Download)
Many country songs are good beginner guitar songs.
More Beginner Guitar songs
Verse NC C G7 Good bye Joe me got to go me oh my oh C Me got to go pole the pi-rouge down the bay-ou G7 My Y-vonne the sweet-est one me oh my oh C Son of a Gun we'll have big fun on the Bay-ou Chorus C G7 Jam-ba-la-ya and a craw-fish pie and fil-let gum-bo C Cause to-night I'm gon-na see my cher a mi o G7 Pick gui-tar fill fruit jar and be gay-o C Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the Bay-ou Verse G7 Thi-bo daux Fon tain eaux the place is buzz-in C Kin folk come to-see Y vonne by the doz-en G7 Dress in style and go hog wild me oh my oh C Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the Bay-ou Chorus C G7 Jam-ba-la-ya and a craw-fish pie and fil-let gum-bo C Cause to-night I'm gon-na see my cher a mi o G7 Pick gui-tar fill fruit jar and be gay-o C Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the Bay-ou End when you want
The French pronounce words with eaux in them as an oh.
Where I have the Chord symbols is close but they may not be exactly where you change chords. Listen to the song and go by your ear.
All the other verses and choruses use the same chords in case I missed one.
This is one of the better beginner guitar songs for improvising on fiddle, banjo, guitar and other Creole instruments.
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