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20 Easy Songs To Learn On Guitar

Posted on February 25, 2019

Pick up your electric or acoustic guitar and get learning. These songs are all level 1-5 on the Yousician app and are super easy to understand and follow for beginner guitar learners. You can enter the song in practice mode in the app and even slow down the tempo and practice the songs at your own rate.

These 20 simple songs will help any beginner become a master of the guitar. Switching between chords and stretching your fingers to far away notes will become natural for your fingers. You will start to notice your fingers are really starting to hurt! This is good — it means you are building up some calluses on the tips of your fingers, which used to be soft. By practicing the guitar at least 10 minutes a day (I’m not joking, it’s that easy!) you’ll start to notice at the end of the week that your fingers don’t hurt anymore. (Tip: Try not to pick off your calluses, it’ll just make it worse! They’re your battle scars, wear them proudly.) I find the easiest way to practice 10 minutes per day is using the Guided Lessons or find the path you want to master in the Guitar Syllabus on Yousician.

Sometimes you need a capo for a song. Caps are a cheap but an essential accessory for any beginner guitar player. They raise the pitch and change the key of a song while still using the same chord fingerings you have learned. Just count from the start of the capo instead of the beginning of the guitar to play your chord or melody. Capos are great if you like to sing along with your guitar playing because you can adjust the song to be whatever pitch or key you want.

If you love a song below, the chances that we offer a lesson in bass, ukulele, piano or singing is pretty high too! You and your friends can finally get together and create that band you always wanted! We add new songs to the Yousician App every week. The best place to find new songs is the Yousician Songs Library. Below are some short example videos 10 easy songs to learn on the guitar using the best music learning app – Yousician!

 

Sweet Home Alabama

Made Famous By Lynyrd Skynyrd

Cowboy Chords (D, C, G)

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The Scientist

Made Famous By Coldplay

Cowboy Chords with a Capo (Am, F, C, G)

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Ain’t No Sunshine

Made Famous By Bill Withers

Cowboy Chords (Am, Em, G, Dm)

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Under The Bridge

Made Famous By Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Basic Melody

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Seven Nation Army

Made Famous By The White Stripes

Main Riff

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Mississippi Queen

Made Famous By Mountain

Basic Power Chords (A5, E5)

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Brown Eyed Girl

Made Famous By Van Morrison

Basic Melody

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California Dreamin’

Made Famous By The Mamas & The Papas

Melody

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Losing My Religion

Made Famous By R.E.M.

Basic Riff

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Vulkanik

The Yousicians

Very simple, slow rate, easy to follow melody. Beautiful lyrics by one of our own Yousician singers.

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The Excalibur

The Yousicians

Similar style to Bohemian Rhapsody. Very simple melody with faster background music.

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A.R.E.T.H.A.

The Yousicians

Upbeat, funky sound. This one is great because it has your fingers moving around a bit more. It repeats so you can get the riff down and then just repeat it. It also has chords, so you get to practice holding chords and switching back to the melody. Try playing in practice mode a few times before hitting play.

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Fight For It All

The Yousicians

Great for learning power cords for beginners. robotic, modern sounds.

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The Dirt

The Yousicians

Power chords, a bit faster and more changes than the song above.

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Cat On The Loose

The Yousicians

Very easy song using, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd fret. Silly lyrics and repeating verses.

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Try This At Home

The Yousicians

Combination of melody and power chords. More punk/rock sounding song

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Wolf

The Yousicians

Slow, easily repeatable verses. Complexity increases as the song continues.

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Helsinkification

The Yousicians

Practice your hammer-ons with this song. Playing a bit further down the fretboard and a bit faster than the rest.

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The Inseparable

The Yousicians

Metal song for beginners. Uses 1st, 2nd and 3rd fret, slow enough perfect for beginners.

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