Practicing the guitar as a beginner can be made more fun when you’re learning songs you love to play and recognize. Below, you will find a list of 30 easy guitar songs for beginners. Learning these songs will allow you to get better at guitar playing, while making your practice sessions less monotonous. And if you think a song is appropriate, it might be a fun idea to teach it to your child if they are also learning the instrument.

Here are the list of Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners:

  1. “Judas” by Dover

This is the Spanish rock band’s most well-known song, which you can jam with just two chords.

Chords:

A Minor

G Major

  1. “Lady in Black” by Uriah Heep

The inspiration for the song was the vision of a little girl and the “Lady in Black” myth from England and Texas.

Chords:

A minor

G major

  1. “She Will be Loved” by Maroon 5

In “She Will be Loved,” the lead singer of Maroon 5, Adam Levine, tells a story of a girl in a troubled relationship. It is super catchy and one of the easiest guitar songs for beginners.

Chords:

A minor

C major

G major

  1. “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James

This song by Etta James is a Southern blues classic about a woman who didn’t want to see her lover go. Like most simple guitar songs on the list, it only requires two chords.

Chords:

A minor

G major

  1. “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley

This is one of the most iconic songs in music history, and it’s sung by the legendary Bob Marley. You can play this tune with just three simple chords.

Chords: 

A major

D major

E major

  1. “Family Affair” by Mary J. Blige

This was a chart-topping single on the Billboard Hot 100, and you can easily play it on your guitar once you’ve learned the A minor and E minor chords.

Chords:

A minor

E minor

  1. “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” by The Doors

It only takes two chords to play this classic song from the first album released by The Doors.

Chord:

D major

E minor

  1. “Fallin” by Alicia Keys

“Falling” by Alicia is piano-heavy, but it can also be played on a guitar with two chords, making it one of the best beginner guitar songs to learn.

Chords:

A minor

D minor

  1. “Lively Up Yourself” by Bob Marley

You can play this song in various ways, but the most accessible version has two chords: D major and G major.

Chorus:

D major

G major

  1. “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars

Although it might take some practice to nail this chart-topper by Bruno Mars, you can consider yourself an experienced beginner when you do.

Chords:

A sharp

D minor

F Major

  1.  “Born in the USA” by Bruce Springsteen

This is another easy two-chord song to play, and it is also one of Springsteen’s most recognizable songs.

Chords:

B major

E major

  1. “Marry You” by Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars’ reggae and R’n’B infused single is a smash hit, especially at weddings.

Chords:

D major

E minor

G major

  1. “All the Small Things” by Blink 182

This single by American rock band Blink 182 was featured in many teen comedies in the early 2000s. It has an easy riff that makes it one of the more simple guitar songs to master.

Chords:

C major

F major

G major

  1. “When You Say Nothing At All” by Alison Krauss & Union Station

In 1995, this song was sitting at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It is a cover of a song by Keith Whitley. It has a relaxed country vibe and is not too complicated that a beginner can’t master it.

Chords:

A major

D major

G major

  1. “Give Peace a Chance” by John Lennon

This song is played in various ways, but the easy guitar songs for beginners uses the C and G chords only.

Chords:

C major

G major

  1. “Boys ‘Round Here” by Blake Shelton

“Boys ‘Round Here” is a hit song by country musician Blake Shelton that peaked at number one on the US Country Airplay and Canada Country charts.

Cords:

A major

D major

  1. “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Although this song can get complicated, there is a three-cord version for beginners that sounds just as great.

Chords:

C major

D major

G major

  1. “Songbird” by Oasis

“Song Bird” can easily be played with just two chords, and it will allow you to practice strumming.

Chords:

E minor

G minor

  1. “Tomorrow Never Knows” by The Beatles

The Beatles have several easy guitar songs, and this is one of the most memorable ones.

Chords:

A sharp

C major

  1. “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles

This Beatles song has a natural and relaxed rhythm, which you can play with only the C and Em chord.

Chords:

C major

E minor

  1. “When Love Comes to Town” by U2

Most beginners don’t know that you can play this energetic U2 song quite easily.

Chords:

A major

E major

  1. “Everyday People” by Sly and the Family Stone

You’ve likely heard this one before and know it packs a great message. You can also play it with just the C and G chords.

Chords:

C major

G major

  1. “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol

Chasing Cars is a love ballad by Snow Patrol’s from their fourth album “Eyes Open.” It was released as the second single and became famous when it was featured in the second season finale of Grey’s Anatomy.

Chord:

A Major

D Major

E Major

  1. “Royals” by Lorde

At only 16 years old, Lorde, a New Zealand singer, released “Royals.” The song quickly became the anthem for millennials.

Chords:

C major

D major

G major

  1. “Paperback Writer” by The Beatles

Another great Beatles song that beginners can play using on the C and G chord.

Chords:

C major

G major

  1. “505” by the Arctic Monkeys

This song is from Arctic Monkeys’ second album, “Favourite Worst Nightmare.”

Chords:

D minor

E minor

  1. “Feelin’ Alright” by Joe Cocker

The Joe Cocker version of “Feelin’ Alright” is perhaps one of the easy guitar songs to riff to as a beginner.

Chords:

C major

F major

  1. “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus

“Achy Breaky Heart” is the song that made Billy Ray Cyrus famous. It was his debut single, and it quickly became a smash hit.

Chords:

C Major

G Major

  1. “I Got a Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas

Three cords are all it takes to bring this Black Eyed Peas banger to life with your guitar.

Chords:

C major

E minor

G major

  1. “I Have a Dream” by Abba

Abba’s “I Have a Dream” can be played with three chords, and it is also easy to sing along to.

Chords:

A major

D major

E major

As you can see, most of the easy songs on guitar contain 2-3 chords. Some of these easy songs for beginners are just for your practice. However, some of the other songs can easily be played with your child. And if you want your kid to learn kid-specific guitar songs, BYJU’S FutureSchool can teach them some great tunes. Our research-based music curriculum incorporates fun and engaging interactive challenges and projects that broaden their musical skills and creativity. 

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