Easy Songs To Play On The Guitar

Obviously people learn to play guitar because they want to play songs, right? Well, just like learning chords and other basics, you need to start slow and play the basics to build a good foundation of how to play. You need to pick some easy songs to play on the guitar first and then move on to the advanced songs that require more advanced techniques. These basic guitar songs are great for getting used to playing songs and structures. There are tons of songs out there that are easy to play. If you’re new to guitar playing then you may not realize it at this point but many, many songs are simple to play. Countless songs are only three chords and there are even a lot that are only two chords. There are plenty of easy guitar songs no matter what genre of music you play.

[two_third]If you’re into the classics then you can easily learn songs like:

  • Sweet Home Alabama (D,C,G)
  • Brown Eyed Girl (G,C,D)
  • Honky Tonk Women (G,C,D,A)


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Those are some examples of some easy songs to play on the guitar that everyone can sing along to. There’s a longer list at the bottom of this page to help give you some ideas of other easy songs to play.

But the even better news is how simple a lot of the classics actually are, especially if you look at The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Elvis,Bob Dylan, etc.


Easy Songs To Play

Let’s take a look at some easy guitar songs, these are some samples of some easy songs to help get you started:

“Let It Be” by The Beatles

25 Easy Rock Songs

“Bad Moon Rising” by CCR



[one_half]Here are some other song ideas for you:

  • Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver
  • Free Falling – Tom Petty
  • Lost – Coldplay
  • Knocking on Heavens Door – Bob Dylan
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • With or Without You – U2
  • Zombie – The Cranberries
  • Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
  • Other Side – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Have You Ever Seen The rain – Credence Clearwater
  • Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Wonderwall – Oasis


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These are some basic and easy to play guitar songs that can get you started and help give you some ideas. Here is a very good link that will show you how to play a variety of easy guitar songs such as Taylor Swift, Ed Shereen, Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, and many more. Try THIS SITE or HERE.



Here are some other important topics you may want to cover:

Standard Guitar Tuning

Alternate Guitar Tuning

Drop D Tuning

Beginner Guitar Chords




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