The easy guitar songs for beginners on this page are supposed to be played with clean electric or acoustic guitar.
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The good news is that knowing basic open chords and number of finger picking, strumming patterns already allows to play modified but still correct version of almost any rock or pop song. Some songs are really simple and do not need any modifications though.
Check out easy songs below:
Zombie - Cranberries
It's indeed very very easy song for beginners.
Only four chords: Em - C - G - D are used throughout the whole vocal and almost all instrumental line. Somewhere in the instrumental part they just repeat only two: Em and C a few times. The strumming is really slow.
Hot - Avril Lavigne
Note that in the chorus, the chords are actually switched in the end of each text string.
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
The original song is recorded in F key and requires bar chords to play. Here is transposed to A key and a little modified version, in order to make it possible to play just with easy open chords.
Teardrops On My Guitar - Taylor Swift
Couple of slow downward strums per chord goes well with this song and this helps not to focus much on the strumming hand, while working out smooth chord changing.
You can substitute G - Em - C - D chord progression with the following slightly modified chords for more interesting sounding:
G - 320033 | Em7 - 022030 | Cadd9 - X32030 | D - XX0232
If you prefer to use arpeggiato instead of strumming, here is pretty good guitar tablature for this tune.
Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
Really easy guitar song to play with slow strumming. In the interlude in the middle of the song add extra G chord that is missed on the song's page:
Em - G - Em - G - Em - A - Em - A - [ G ]
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Hurt – Johnny Cash
The chord progression in this song is not that straightforward, there're minor changes between first and second part of the verses, but anyway nothing's really difficult.
Speechless - Lady GaGa
This is the most complicated song from these easy ones, and not because the chords are difficult, (in this simplified version they are not), but because the chords are changing too much.
Chord progression for INTRO actually is:
C - G - Am - - - F - - - G - - (break)
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