Last Updated on May 3, 2021 by Klaus Crow
If you are a beginner guitar player and you want to learn some easy guitar songs you’ve come to the right place.
I’ve put together a list of simple songs to play on guitar that are great to strum along with and a lot of fun to play.
Each song titles contains a YouTube link so you can listen to the song and there’s a “Chords” link next to it that will take you to the chords & lyrics of the song.
Some of the songs in the list below are played with a Capo.
The capo is commonly used to raise the pitch and change the key of a song while still using the same open chord fingerings, but a capo makes it also possible to play a different set of chords for a song which makes the song easier to play while still remaining in the original key of the song. This is a common thing in guitar playing and guitar players do it all the time, not just beginners.
Professional singer songwriters use the capo frequently so they can sing in a particular key but still use the beautiful sounds and possibilities of open chord fingerings.
Life is too short not to use a capo.
That being said you still want to improve your guitar playing once you can play these songs because the more you improve, the better it gets! The world of guitar playing is full of infinite discoveries that will make your life more awesome each time you get to the next level.
Enjoy the songs!
Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners
Easy Guitar Songs of the 60’s
Easy Guitar Songs of the 70’s
Knockin’ on heavens door – Bob Dylan – Chords
Working Class Hero – John Lennon – Chords
Hotel California – The Eagles – Chords
Have you ever seen the rain – CCR – Chords
Teach your children – CSNY – Chords
Easy Guitar Songs of the 80’s
Easy Guitar Songs of the 90’s
Easy Guitar Pop Songs of the Last Decade
Easy Guitar Fingerpicking Songs
Everybody hurts – REM – Video lesson – Tabs
Ain’t no sunshine – Bill Withers – Video lesson – Tabs
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley / Leonard Cohen – Video lesson
We’re going to be friends – White Stripes – Tabs
Are you with me – Eastin Corbin – Tabs
Easy Guitar Rock Songs
Easy Blues Guitar Songs
Kindhearted Woman Blues – Robert Johnson – Chords
Alberta – Eric Clapton – Chords – More Tabs
Little Red Rooster – Howlin’ Wolf – Tabs
Before you accuse me – Bo Didley – Chords
The thrill is gone – BB King – Tabs