If you are new to guitar, a great way to get started is by learning songs. Songs are full of useful techniques and they allow you to get an inside view into what goes in to a song structure.
In this article, we will go over some easy guitar songs to learn.
The first thing you need to do before we get into the songs is take a look at your skill level. While these songs are very basic, some may be a bit out of your range for a few more months.
That’s okay; you need to decide whether you would rather work on them or take your time to build up your skills beforehand.
All of these songs should be learned with a metronome. This will allow you to develop a steady sense of rhythm for all future playing.
This is not only a classic song with superb writing, but it is extremely simple, as are most of The Beatles’ songs. This song will allow you to get acquainted with some basic chords and strumming patterns. It will also help you to learn to be part of a group, as the guitar isn’t the main voice throughout the song.
Our second acoustic song in a row, Mother primarily uses three chords throughout the song and has a very relaxed feel. This song will allow you to get a feel for how guitars can contribute in creating atmosphere, something that Pink Floyd were masters of. Not only is this one of the easiest song you will learn, it is like nothing else that has been written.
This is a heavy metal anthem, and it is one of the easiest heavy metal songs to learn. The introductory melody is tasteful and well written, and it is one of the most unforgettable melodies in metal history. While Judas Priest are known for faster and more complex guitar work, this song is more in the commercial direction and is a great introduction into heavy metal music.
Alice Cooper paved the way for dark music, bringing an element of theatrics into metal that bands such as KISS latched on to. Alice Cooper also wrote some of the catchiest tunes in the seventies and eighties. This is a great tune that will allow you to get a hand of using melodies combined with chords.
The last of our easy guitar songs to learn is a bit darker than the other songs on our list.
Marilyn Manson came on the scene and changed the world, not only through theatrics but through great song writing as well. This cover is a perfect example of how a simple riff can be turned into something completely new.
Now that you have some easy guitar songs to learn, go practice!
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