Beginner Guitar Songs are fun and easy to play on the guitar. When you have the chords down pat, the first thing you will want to do is get some tablature for actual songs. The best songs to begin with are the ones with fairly simple chords. Beginner guitar songs are those that have just a few chords. This will allow you to play real songs faster without going through a lot of headaches. It also sets the foundation for learning music that is more complicated.
While many new guitarists are tempted to jump right in and try playing their favorites, unless you have a great talent for playing by ear, this can be more discouraging than encouraging. Start with the easy stuff and work your way up to the harder stuff. Besides, some of the easiest songs to play are actually great songs.
The Following are some of the simplest songs to learn from folk, classical, rock and country music styles. Some of these use two chords. None uses more than four.
Beginner Guitar Songs for Folk Music
- Skip to My Lou
- Rock-a My Soul
- Yellow Rose of Texas
- I Shall Not Be Moved
Beginner Guitar Songs for Classical Music
- El Conde Olinos by J.H. Montoya
- Greensleeves by Anonymous
- Romance by Mozart
- Andantino by Carcassi
- Andantino1 by Kuffner
- Allegro by Guiliani
Beginner Guitar Songs for Rock Music
- Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple
- Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana
- Who’ll Stop the Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
- Brain Damage/Eclipse by Pink Floyd
- Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Beginner Guitar Songs for Country Music (traditional and contemporary)
- Take Me Back to Tulsa – Bob Wills
- Honky Tonkin’ – Hank Williams
- I Walk the Line – Johnny Cash
- Have Mercy – The Judds
- Drive – Alan Jackson
- Everywhere- Tim McGraw
Once you have mastered three to four chord beginner guitar songs, find some more advanced songs in the music genre of your choice.