Guitar Songs for Beginners

Learning songs is an important aspect of learning to play guitar. It helps take the techniques you have practiced and applies them to “real” music. This is especially important for beginners. Below is a list of fairly easy songs for beginners to learn. Not all of these songs are intended to be the “super easy, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” type of songs, but are slightly more challenging songs that are good for beginners to work through.

  • Smoke on the Water (by Deep Purple)
  • Johnny B Goode (by Chuck Berry)
  • Nothing Else Matters (by Metallica)
  • Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) (by Green Day)
  • Iron Man (by Black Sabbath)
  • Free Fallin’ (by Tom Petty)
  • Wish You Were Here (by Pink Floyd)
  • House of the Rising Sun (by The Animals)
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit (by Nirvana)
  • Come As You Are (by Nirvana)
  • Day Tripper (by The Beatles)
  • Wild Thing (by The Troggs)
  • Knocking on Heavens Door (by Bob Dylan)
  • Hey Joe (by Jimi Hendrix)
  • Hotel California (by The Eagles)

Ultimate Guitar is a great resource to find guitar tabs.


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