Playing songs with complex chords and strumming patterns can be disheartening to a beginner guitarist. It leaves one thinking that they will never be good enough to play that song and they eventually choose to stop playing the guitar altogether. As a beginner, you need to start with the easy songs and then as you build up your skills you can tackle the more intricate ones. Songs with fewer chords and easy strumming not only help you learn the basic techniques of playing the guitar but also encourage you to keep playing.
Today, we have picked up 10 songs that you can easily play as a beginner guitarist:
1. The Kingsmen by Louise Loiuie
Chord progression – GCDC
2. Bad Moon Rising by CCR
Chord progression – DAG
3. The Joker by Steve Miller Band
Chord progression – GCDC
4. Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus
Chord progression – AE
5. C’mon Everybody by Eddie Cochran
Chord progression – GCDCG
6. Wild Things by The Troggs
Chord progression – ADED
7. Knockin on Heaven’s Door
This song was originally done by Bod Dylan but there is also a Guns and Roses version.
Chord progression – GDAmGDC
8. Working Class Hero
This song was created by John Lennon in the 1970s but there is also a version done by Green day.
Chord progression – AmGD
9. I’d Rather Go Blind
This was recorded by Etta James in 1967 and uses two simple chords.
Chord progression – Gam
10. A Horse with No Name by America
The second chord of this song has a long name but it basically involves placing your first finger on the thickest string of your guitar while your second finger rests below it on the third string.
Chord progression-Em, D6/9/F#
These easy songs will help you learn how to play the guitar faster and with little pressure. As you can see most of the selected songs have an average of 2 to 3 chords and this may leave you wondering how you will progress with such limited chords. This should not worry you at all. You see, there are a handful of chords you can learn but you will only use a fraction of them. A good beginner player is one who masters the two or three chords presented to him and learns all the techniques he or she can utilize using the chords to produce the best quality sound.
These songs will help you build momentum, so memorize them and play along with their original tracks. After that, you can try out other songs with complex chords to expand your knowledge and experience. We usually like to advise anyone wanting to play the guitar to always go for the best beginner guitar in the market as this also helps to monitor progress. Low quality guitars normally produce a bad sound and the worst part is this never changes despite your skill improvement. This can be discouraging.