Easy Guitar Chord Songs Beginners

Learning to play easy songs with guitar chords is great for beginners who want to level up their guitar skills. It gives you a way to practice chords, chord changes and strumming in a fun way: through making real music by the songs you love.

As you advance to an intermediate level, you can learn songs with more chords (even barre chords) and more complex strumming patterns.

This post will give you a large list of beginner-intermediate songs with chords you can learn. You will need 3 things to go through them:

  1. Know how to read chord charts - You will be seeing a lot of guitar chord charts on this page, and of course, you need to know how to decipher them.
    Here is a great video on how to read guitar chord charts if you need to learn to do so.
  2. Know how to strum - Strumming is key when it comes to playing songs with chords. Luckily, beginners can use very simple strumming patterns, and as you advance, you can get more creative.
    My Beginners Guide to Learning Guitar has a chapter dedicated to strumming, have a look.
  3. Have a capo - Someone once said: "Life is too short to live without a capo". Using a capo makes playing a lot of songs much easier since you don't need to use as many barre chords. I'm not saying you should avoid barre chords, just know that even performing artists use capos on stage... so why shouldn't you?
    If you don't have a capo yet, I recommend the Kyser Quick Change capo. It is cheap, works on both acoustic & electric guitars, and will last forever.

Enough talk though. Grab your guitar and have a look at my list of the best easy songs with guitar chords for beginners and intermediate players.

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One of the most famous guitar tutorial sites is Jamplay. After reading this JamPlay review, we decided to conduct a complete evaluation of the site, to determine the way in which guitar students can profit using their tutorials. About 2 hours into our Jamplay review, we were certainly pleased.

JamPlay.com

JamPlay.com review

The site is absolutely enormous. They have tons of lessons at all difficulty levels, addressing all styles. Jamplay also has several practical guitar tools, such as the online metronome, backing tracks, chord library, etc.

Browsing through the video lessons is also super easy, which is great, since simply finding the thing you would like to learn from the thousands of tutorials they have could alternatively be a real pain.

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I thought it would be interesting for everybody to see the journey a few of my online students took while learning to play the guitar on my site. Sort of mini case studies on how your peers get started on the guitar.

As you know, I provide personal support to all free and premium members on my site, and I've seen many students who have really advanced their skills in the time they've been a member. I asked 5 of them if they would answer a few questions for me, a case study on learning guitar, if you will.

guitar student case studies

I asked them a lot of questions, and will show you the most interesting bits below. I hope these guitar learning case studies will be an interesting read for many of you, and will motivate you to keep at it. 2 of them asked me not to post their picture, so I thought I would just post an image of everyone's guitar instead 🙂

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The guitar is the single most popular instrument in the world. It is played by millions of people in all countries, by all races, of all religions. On top of the millions who play it already, there are probably 10x more who want to learn the guitar, and are seeking the best beginner guitar lessons.

Learning Guitar?

Learning Guitar?

As with all popular commodities and services, the Internet has tons of guitar lessons for beginners, both free and fee based. Obviously free lessons won't be as high quality nor as structured as the paying tutorials, but that's another story.

The purpose of this post is to answer an interesting question that I get very often, specifically, whether you can learn guitar through online lessons, or not.

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How Long To Learn Guitar

The question lots of people ask me when they start thinking about learning to play guitar is, "How long will it take me?"

Well, it depends on several things, not just how talented you are. Sure, having a talent for music and a good ear will help you achieve results, but in the long run, the guitarist that practices diligently and in the correct way will win over the lazier, yet more "talented" musician. Why?

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After changing guitar strings, you will find that your strings get out of tune very easily for about 1-2 weeks, depending on how much you play and how often you retune. This is due to the fact that new strings stretch, causing them to go out of tune very easily. I want to share a little secret on how to overcome this problem, to save you the constant hassle of having to retune often.

Stretch it baby!

Stretch it baby!

When you put on new strings, you need to stretch them manually, otherwise they will keep going out of tune until they stretch by themselves. There is a very simple and straight forward method of stretching your strings after changing them, which most beginners don't know about, and therefore have to retune almost each time they pick up the guitar.

So get ready, here is a short guitar lesson for beginners on one of the secret tricks of the trade you'll want to carry out after changing guitar strings:
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Learning to play guitar, or any instrument for that matter, is amongst the greatest things you can do in life. Numerous studies have revealed that musicians are usually more sociable, get better results in school, and tend to be more open to the world. The guitar is a very popular musical instrument, hence many people choose to learn to play the guitar, instead of the violin for instance.

Learning...

Learning...

Learning to be a guitarist without the assistance of a live teacher is quite possible nowadays. Back when I learned, we had just books and tapes to learn through. The world wide web has honestly revolutionized music education and learning, which makes it simple to learn the guitar.

In the age of the net, the only thing you can't find information on is the one you don't do a search for. You'll come across an abundance of content for learning the guitar, everything from understanding how to read tablature, play chords, and even beginner guitar songs. The issue is actually with the abundance of info, because beginner guitarists generally don't stick with a given site and lesson program, but rather, skip between guitar lesson sites, and that is certainly not a really good approach to take.

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One of my online students asked me how I learned to play the guitar, and I thought this would make a nice post for all to read. It might motivate you, it might set you off, but anyhow, it will show you one thing most importantly: if I could do it, you can too. I was not born with a guitar in my hand, and I am not even very talented. I just loved it from the start, and stuck with it.

My Guitar Story

My Guitar Story

You see, anybody can learn to play the guitar. Be it, there are super talented guitarists, but unfortunately I am not one of them. If I was, you'd be watching me on MTV being harassed by hundreds of girls, not writing on my laptop 🙂

Ok, no more fantasizing, here is my guitar story...

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As a guitar instructor, a lot of people are extremely surprised after they discover how I learned to play the guitar. I am a living example and proof of the fact that it is possible to learn to play the guitar, without needing a private guitar teacher. If I could do it, anybody can, all it takes is dedication and work, and you'll be playing easy guitar songs in no time at all.

Learning Guitar

Learning Guitar

I have been playing the guitar for roughly 15 years now, and true, I did possess a musical background already, because I already played the piano as well as the trumpet. Even so, the guitar is completely unique, so even though I already knew how to read music, I had to train myself the guitar essentially from scratch. Plus it was not as easy back than, as it is today.

The Internet offers an overwhelming quantity of info on any topic, as well as guitar lessons. Lots of newbie guitar players type the phrase guitar instruction into Bing or Yahoo, and don't know how to proceed with the 10 million results the search engines provide them with. This is really a negative part of learning guitar on the internet, since beginners will usually go from one web page to the next, without actually learning anything.

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Chords are vital to playing guitar, and they can be a bit of a struggle learning at first. No need to worry though, it'll get super easy with time, all it takes is practice.

Of course, practicing the right way is key in shortening the learning curve, so here are some chord learning tips to help you teach yourself any given guitar chord you're having trouble with. Also, watch this video lesson on chords, and read this article on the most important beginner chords.

So here we go, this is a proven process tried and tested with many of my live students. Grab your guitar, and let's do it!

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