One of the most common questions asked by beginners on guitar is what are the easiest guitar songs? Well, actually there are lots and lots of them. Let’s begin by defining what an easy guitar song is. Any song which has just one strum pattern throughout and one repeating progression of no more than 4 chords is going to come under this list.
Fortunately there are lots of lots of these kinds of guitar songs and they are vital for providing an even learning curve from simply learning chords and into playing actual songs. Some of the easiest songs for beginners would include Stand by Me by Ben E. King, Please Mr. Postman by The Beatles and A Horse with No Name by America all of which are a firm favorite in guitar lessons everywhere.
Each of those songs has just one strumming pattern and a short repeating chord progression to cover the entire song.
The value of this kind of structure is that the beginner does not have too much to learn or master before being in a position to play the complete song.
I should say at this point that there’s really no such thing as ‘the easiest guitar song’ but rather there are a group of songs all of which are on a basic beginner level. From that group what you find easy another person may find difficult and vice versa, it’s all relative.
Now don’t be fooled by some songs having complicated chord names especially when it comes to Barre Chords. A good tutor will be able to transpose these into the simple open chords you are used to with a device called a guitar capo. With that done the song will become just as accesable to learn as the others.
If you don’t have a Capo I strongly suggest you buy one since it will allow you to play the maximum amount of songs available. Now go ahead and start to collect your own list of the easiest guitar songs you can find, why not share them with others when you’re done?