Having some easy to learn guitar songs will help build your playing ability and confidence as you learn the basics of music.
This is how everybody starts off learning their first songs. Every guitar player was at this point at one time, no matter how good they are today. They just kept learning and practicing.
This is a good way to get started actually playing and developing your sense of rhythm on the guitar as you learn the guitar basics.
Start slow and learn the chords first before trying to play the song.
Practice changing from one chord to the next first without keeping time. You just want to be able to move your fingers from one chord to the next.
It will get easier and there are many other easy guitar songs out there using the same chords.
After you can change fairly easy try playing each chord for 4 beats each just the way you tap your foot to a song on the radio.
These are good easy to learn guitar songs for beginners or even someone who has been playing and can add some fills or fancy chord changes.
These chords that I am going to show you are in the 1st position. These are fairly easy chords but if this are your first encounter with chords you may want to go check out the guitar chord diagrams page.
This page will show you the basics of chord diagrams.
Guitar Chord Diagrams
If the barred F chord is too hard to finger now try the short version. You will be able to later on.
There are some extra chords here that aren’t in any of the songs. I had some extra space, try them out.
The B♭ chord is also hard to get good clear notes in the beginning. If you practice these chords up around the 10th fret they will be easier to play. You will have to work them down the neck a little at a time.
More Easy to Learn Guitar Songs
What I am going to do is list a song and the chords for it. It will be up to you to learn when you change chords.These are easy guitar songs to learn. The songs will be popular ones that you have heard before. I will give you some tips if necessary
This will be the beginning of your ear training. You will listen to music in a whole new way.
Easy to Learn Guitar Songs – Tips
1st – listen to the bass if you have trouble hearing when a chord changes.
2nd – Play Slow, Don’t try to play the song at full speed until you can make the chord changes smoothly.
3rd – Listen to your chords, you want good clean sounding notes.
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Here is an easy to learn guitar song. This might not be where you want to start if your a metal head(no offense intended) but the women love songs like this and that’s what matters.
This isn’t what I would call one of the easiest guitar songs to learn but it moves slowly and there are only 4 chords.
This song calls for a different D chord than the one above. I’ll show you all the chords for this song.
Use this D when it follows the G chord and use the other D from up above after the C chord.
The reason for this is the bass line goes from G to F sharp to E.
Here is a link for an mp3 download of this song in case you want to add it to your collection
Wonderful Tonight – mp3
Wonderful Tonight – Tab (Opens New Window)
Wonderful Tonight -Words and Music – Eric Clapton
Intro Chords G D C D //// //// //// //// G D C D //// //// //// //// Verse 1 G D C D It's late in the eve - ning she's won-dring what clothes to wear G D C D She puts on her make - up and brush-es her long blonde hair C D G D Em And then she asks me Do I look al-right? Em C D And I say Yes You look won-der-ful to-night Just Chords G D C D //// //// //// //// Verse 2 Same Chords as Verse 1 Chorus 1 After 2nd Verse G - 4beats G C D //// I feel won-der-ful be - cause I see the love G D Em C light in your eyes Then the won-der of it all D C D G is that you just don't re-al-ize how much I love you Just Chords G D C D //// //// //// //// G D C D //// //// //// //// Verse 3 Same Chords as Verse 1 plus Em C D Oh My Dar-ling You were won-der-ful to-night Just Chords Ending G D C D G //// //// //// ////
This is a popular Eric Clapton song. These are the only chords in the song.
Sympathy for the Devil
Here is another one of those four chord easy to learn guitar songs. Music doesn’t have to be complicated to write a good song.
Here are the Chords from up top for this song.
Here is a link to this song in case you don’t have a copy.
Sympathy for the Devil
Easy to Learn Guitar Songs
Written by Keith Richards and Mick Jagger
Chords E, D A B
Intro - Starts off with drums playing a Jungle-like rhythm verse 1 E D A E Please al-low me to int-ro-duce my-self I'm a man of wealth and taste E D A E Ive been a-round for a long, long year stole ma-ny a mans soul and faith E D A E And I was round when Jes-us Christ had his mo-ment of doubt and pain E D A E Made damn sure that pi-late wash-ed his hands and seal-ed his fate Refrain 1 B E Pleased to meet you hope you guess my name E B E But whats puzz-ling you is the na-ture of my ga-me Verse 2 Same Chords as verse 1 Refrain 2 Same as Refrain 1 Verse 3 Chords the same as Verse 1 Refrain 3 Same as Refrain 1 Verse 4 Same chords as Verse1 Refrain 3 Same as Refrain 1 B E Pleased to meet you hope you guess-ed my name, um yeah B E But whats puzz-ling you is the na-ture of my ga-me um mean it, get down Ending Repeat the Refrain chords and ad lib like the recording
The ending is just E D A E verse chords and vocal improvising.
The guitar lead in the middle is just a verse without the B to E Refrain.
Some very good lyrics. They studied some history for this song.
I couldn’t find a direct link to an mp3 of this song. The Beatles recordings aren’t available in mp3 format although their individual solo work is.
This song was written for John Lennon’s son Julian who was named after John’s mother Julia. She played a major role in getting John and Paul into music.
I do have a link where you can get CD’s of their albums
Beatles CD’s Hey Jude – Tab (Opens New Window)
Easy to Learn Guitar Songs
Here are the chord diagrams for this song.
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Chords in Song – F, F7, Bb, C, C7, Gm7, Eb
Verse 1 F C Hey Jude don't make it bad C7 F Take a sad song and make it bet-ter Bb F Re-mem-ber to let her in-to your heart C7 F Then you can start to make it bet-ter C Hey Jude don't be a-fraid C7 F You were made to go out and get her. Bb F The min-ute you let her un-der your skin C7 F Then you be-gin to make it bet-ter. F7 Bb And an-y-time you feel the pain hey jude, re-frain Gm7 C7 F Don't car-ry the world u-pon your shoul-ders F7 Bb For now you know that it's a fool who plays it cool Gm7 C7 F By mak-ing his world a lit-tle cold-er. F7 C7 Da da da da-da da da da da verse 2 Same Chord changes as Verse 1 Verse 3 Same Chords as Verse 1 Ending Repeat last verse line F Eb Bb F Na na na na na na na na na na na -Hey Jude Repeat the above line as long as you want
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