Playing guitar is one of the most profound pleasures life has to offer. But a lot of beginner guitar players get discouraged too quickly. The problem is that very often they are trying to learn guitar pieces that are just too difficult for them. If you are a beginner, then you need to learn guitar songs for beginners first. Here are three extremely easy songs you should start with:
1- A Horse with no Name – America
Without any doubt you know this song. It is the easiest song I can think of and my 9 year old son has played it on his very first day learning the guitar. It is very simple and there are only two chords to learn; E minor and Dadd6add9 (shown in the diagram bellow). Do not let the name of the chords scare you, both these chords only require two fingers to be played. Just in case you do not know how to read tablature, the first line represents the first string which is the high E and the last line the low E. The numbers represent which fret to play.
E minor – Dadd6add9
—–0———-2—– (ring finger Dadd6add9)
—–2———-0—– (middle finger E minor)
—–2———-0—– (index E minor)
—–0———-2—– (index Dadd6add9)
2- For What it’s Worth – Buffalo Springfield
This song is also made up of just two chords. These are E and A major. They are a little bit more difficult since you need three fingers to play them instead of two as in the previous song, but still, they are very easy to master. The x in the chart bellow means you do not play that string.
E major – A major
—–0———-2—– (ring finger A)
—–1———-2—– (index E, middle finger A)
—–2———-2—– (ring finger E, index A)
—–2———-0—– (middle finger E)
3- Feelin’ Alright – Traffic
Now the cool thing about this song is that you do not have to learn new chords. It is made up with the same two chords as in the previous song; E and A major.