Easiest Guitar Songs to Learn

Easiest Guitar Songs to Learn

Get your six string guitar tuned and ready because you will now be seeing a classified list of guitar songs to learn. Strum along as we explore some of the easiest songs ever.
Thanks to its simplicity, size and versatility, guitar has become very popular with musicians all over the world. And anybody who plays it or has listened to its melodious musical notes knows, how it can arouse deep emotions in you, be it joy or sadness, hope or despair.

A great number of artists have used the guitar to different effects and have created unique styles and methods of playing. The three basic types of guitars used in popular music nowadays are acoustic, electric and bass.

The guitar has indeed come a long way and continues to evolve and inspire a great number of enthusiasts everywhere.

Guitar Tabs for a Beginner

Guitar tabs are nothing but step-by-step diagrams that help understand how a certain song should be played. They contains the chords or notes that you should use along with the order in which they should be played. You could call it a simplified form of musical notation, except that they don't give you the tempo or timing of the notes, and you have to figure that out yourself.

Nevertheless, it is an easy way to learn simple riffs and when you get used to reading it, you could even learn some songs. In the tabs, strings are given and the numbers, are nothing but the fret that you are supposed to press that string on. If the notes are vertically one above the other, then you have to hold them together. Tabs are read from left to right. These are simple, but really popular riffs that you should learn to play.

From rock to punk to heavy metal and even pop, here is a list of easy guitar songs, for you to pick from.

Smoke on the Water: A classic guitar riff by Deep Purple which is fairly simple to play and has an amazing amount of power to it. It uses fifth chords or power chords to get that driving sound and feel.

E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G--------3----5--------------3-----6--5------------3---5--------3------------|
D--5----3----5--------5-----3-----6--5-------5---3----5-------3------5----|
A--5-------------------5-----------------------5-------------------------5------|
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Iron Man: Black Sabbath came out with this catchy riff, that was an excellent intro to their song. It is easy to play and can be used on a bass guitar as well.

E----------------------------------------------------------------|
B----------------------------------------------------------------|
G----------------------------------------------------------------|
D----------------------------------------------------------------|
A-----5---5h7---7---10\9--10\9--10\9---5---5h7---7--|
E-7------------------------------------------------------------|


Come as You Are: It's a popular song from the grunge gods, Nirvana. The intro in this song, is a hauntingly melodic riff, that immediately caught everybody's attention, when it released. You might need to listen to the song, a couple of times to get this absolutely right.

E-----------------------------------------------------------|
B-----------------------------------------------------------|
G-----------------------------------------------------------|
D-----------------------------------------------------------|
A------------------0----0-------------------2----------2--|
E-0---0---1---2-----2-----2---2---1---0-----0---0----|


Some Easy Guitar Songs

Now that we know a few guitar riffs, let's move on to some easy guitar songs to play. The songs given below require you to know just a few chords and are mostly strummed. These are the easiest guitar songs ever. Chords and chord theory are better understood, if you begin to use them in songs and also know how they are melodically related.

Teardrops on my Guitar: This is a song by Taylor Swift which is pretty easy to play. It also has the word guitar in it, what else do you want?

e|------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------|
G|-5-3-2-3--55-3-2-3--55-3-2-3--------------------|
D|-----------------------------33--1--------------|
A|------------------------------------5-3-1-------|
E|------------------------------------------------|


Knockin on Heaven's Door: This classic has been redone a number of times by all kinds of artists and can be played with just the major relatives of each chord. Though it does use Am7 in some parts, it can be safely substituted with the C chord. It has a very simple beat and a catchy chorus that will have everyone singing along.

Tuned half step down

fill 2 (used on intro and verses)
G5 D C
e|-3---3--------------2-0-------|-----------------0--------------------|
B|-3-----3---3------3-----3---3-|----------1--------------1------------|
G|-0-------0------2---------2---|-0------0---0----------0---0-0------0-|
D|-0------------0---------------|-0h2----------2------2-------0h2------|
A|------------------------------|------3---------------------------3---|
E|-3----------------------------|--------------------------------------|

fill 1 (used only in verses)
G5 D Am
e|-3--------------2-------2-0-------|-0-------------0----------------------|
B|-3---3-------3--3-------3-------0-|-1----0h1-------------1---------------|
G|-0---0-----0----2----2-------2----|-2--2-----2---------2---2------0---0--|
D|-0---0-----0----0----0------------|-2----------2-----2-------0h2----2----|
A|----------------------------------|-0------------------------------------|
E|-3--------------------------------|--------------------------------------|


Hero: To play this song, you just need to know the basic chord relatives of G and one minor (Em), one of its minor chord relatives. The beat is pretty easy to follow and can be played by almost anybody. It's a slow romantic song to start with and has pretty easy lyrics to go with it too.

Intro Tabs:
e|-------3--------3--------3-------3--------3-------3--------3-----|
B|---------3--------3--------3-------3--------3-------3--------3---|
G|---(0)-----0--------0--------0-------0--------0-------0--------2-|
D|--------------------------------------------------------0--------|
A|---------------------------------------3-------------------------|
E|-3----------(3)-------0------------------------------------------|
[Enrique Whispers] (Let me be your hero)

Verse Tabs:
e|-------3--------3--------3---------3--------3---------3--------3---------3-----|
B|---------3--------3--------3---------3--------3---------3--------3---------3---|
G|---(0)-----0--------0--------0---------0--------0---------0--------2---------0-|
D|------------------------------------------------------------0--------(0)-------|
A|-----------------------------------------3--------(3)--------------------------|
E|-3----------(3)-------0--------(0)---------------------------------------------|


Country Roads: A classic country tune by John Denver that could be the easiest song to play on guitar. It's a real golden oldie, and is always a hit with the old folks. You can also try 'Annie's song' and 'This Old Guitar', few other John Denver classics.

intro
e|---------------------------|
B|-------5----------5--7-----|
G|---6h7--------6h7------6---|
D|-------------------------7-|
A|---------------------------|
E|---------------------------|

Almost Heaven, West Virginia
e|----------------------------------------|
B|--------5--7--------------5--7/9--------|
G|-----6----------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|----------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------------|

Blue ridge mountains, Shenandoah River
e|------------7--------------------------7-5-7-5-7-5-9-----------|
B|---------------9--7--5-----------------------------------------|
G|------------------------7--6---------------------------7-7-6---|
D|------------------------------7------------------------------7-|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|


So, go ahead and have fun learning these songs, and do try to challenge yourself by trying harder songs everyday. Make sure you understand scales and chord intervals. Keep practicing!
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