Learning easy to play beginner guitar songs as soon as possible is one of the best things you can do to help you learn the guitar and advance your guitar skills. Why? Because when you start learning the guitar, you'll need to get your hands used to the specialties of playing. Your fingers need to get used to the strings, forming chords, and so on.

Start playing songs!

Start playing songs!

To get your hands used to the guitar, you'll need to practice a lot, but if you just do practice drills all the time, you'll quickly get bored of the guitar. I've seen this with lot of people, but it's logical actually. Most people pick up the guitar because they want to make real music, not just do drills up and down a scale for example.

This is where songs come in, and the earlier, the better.

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This week's new guitar lesson is on one of the most requested songs you've been asking for, Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles. I'm sure you know it, and rest assured that all your friends and family is familiar with this classic Beatles hit as well, which makes it a great song to learn and play to them!

Here Comes the Sun is an acoustic fingerpicking song, so you won't be need a guitar pick during this lesson, just your bare fingers 😉

Here Comes the Sun Guitar Lesson - The Beatles

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One of the best things about learning the guitar is the fact that there are loads of 3 chord guitar songs beginners can start playing almost immediately. By almost, I'm referring to the fact that you will have to be able to form basic chord shapes, and change in between them, but once you can, you'll be rocking with AC/DC, and twisting and shouting with the Beatles!

3 Chords Are A'Plenty

3 Chords Are A'Plenty

But first things first, learn those beginner guitar chords. They'll take you a long way, and are really the foundation to thousands, if not tens of thousands of really popular guitar songs. Also, being able to change in between these chords is very important, as once you start playing songs, you'll need to be able to move from one chord to the next, without much hesitation.

So without further ado, here is a list of really cool, yet really simple 3 chords songs to play on guitar:

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This week's new guitar lesson is on a superb Foo Fighters song called Times Like These (acoustic version).

Make sure you check out our video guitar lesson on Times Like These, since it is one of those rare songs that you can play along with the original track very, very quickly. Because of this, learning this song is an absolute must for beginners, but more advanced guitarists will have loads of fun with it as well, since it is just a perfect song, Dave Grohl is a really great musician and song writer.

Times Like These Guitar Lesson

Times Like These Guitar Lesson

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This weeks new beginner guitar lesson is on a very successful, probably the most successful Lenny Kravitz song, Fly away. Despite it's success, it will be one of the easiest songs you'll ever learn, so make sure you check it out our Fly Away guitar lesson.

The tutorial covers everything you'll need to be able to play along with the actual recording, including the Fly Away chords, strumming pattern, as well as a neat baseline you can play on your 6 string guitar.

Learn to play Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

Learn to play Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

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If you love playing cool, mellow blues, you're in for a real treat. This weeks new beginner guitar lesson is on a Tracy Chapman song, Give Me One Reason, which has got to be one of the coolest blues songs ever 🙂

The song is played in the key of F#, and is standard 12 bar blues, so it might help to brush up on your 12 bar blues before you have a go at this one.

Give Me One Reason Guitar Lesson - Tracy Chapman

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One of the best part of learning to play the electric guitar is that you can find world famous lead guitar riffs to play from virtually day 1 of picking up the guitar. Ok, maybe not day 1, but if you practice diligently for 1-2 weeks, I will be able to show you some very famous guitar riffs that you'll be able to play.

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Shredmaster Central

By watching our collection of electric guitar lessons on famous songs, you will, with enough practice and dedication, be able to play any song you want. I emphasize that it takes practice and time, you won't be the next Eric Clapton in 1 week, that takes years of practice. If you like the electric guitar, have a go at our solo guitar lessons. You'll be learning all the techniques you need to play the songs you love through practicing famous guitar songs from Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, and more.

Here are a couple of easy to learn lead guitar songs that you can play at a very early stage already, all of which will really develop your understanding and use of solo guitar techniques:

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This week’s new lesson covers the 1970 hit Have You Ever Seen the Rain, a real delight for all you acoustic players. It was released over 40 years ago, but it’s has really stood the test of time, everyone knows it even today (minus Bieber fans 😉 )

Have You Ever Seen the Rain Guitar Lesson - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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Learning guitar isn't easy, but there is no use in over-complicating it either. Learning easy guitar songs, or composing pop hits is even simpler. All you need to be able to play about 5,000 songs is 3-4 guitar chords. Most people I tell this are either surprised, or just flat out call me a liar... But I came across a great video on YouTube that demonstrates just this.

Have a go at this short flick and be amazed:

Pretty cool stuff there! If you just got the urge to compose the next hit of the century, grab a pencil and start writing the lyrics 🙂

Even if you weren't even being planned in 1969, you probably still  feel nostalgic when listening to this Bryan Adams Classic. It has extra special significance for all us guitar players, because of the "first 6 string" he got that summer. This week's lesson covers this super rock hit, hope you enjoy it:

Summer of 69 Guitar Lesson - Bryan Adams

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