sweet-sacrifice
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Hey guys can you recommend me some easy chord songs!

So far, i have;
Bob Dylan - Knocking on Heavens Door
Oasis - Wonderwall
The Cranberries - Zombie
and a few more that i can't remember...
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Collide by Howie Day
Outside by Staind
Everything Changes by Staind
You and Me by Lifehouse

Easiest songs I've ever played.
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Anything by Woody Guthrie. It's mostly major chords.

And some Elliott Smith songs are pretty easy. 2:45 AM was one of the first songs I learned to play.
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sweet-sacrifice
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hey guys thanks heaps!

Keep them coming.

Although i would prefer well known songs, as some of those listed i have never heard off.
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Those are well known...

I recommend looking up your favorite songs. If theyre popular, chances are someone has made an open chord tab that is pretty close.

There's some great Metallica open chords tabs like Fade To Black, Unforgiven, Mama Said.
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Try more Dylan, there is an inner Bob Dylan fan in all of us I tell ya!

Or, try open-chord versions of Beatles songs...they're USUALLY (not always) easy.
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prince of parties by flight of the conchords, I put a capo on two and dumbed down the strumming to make it less "busy" while I'm singing, but it sounds pretty good

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Quote by JezuzFingerz
prince of parties by flight of the conchords, I put a capo on two and dumbed down the strumming to make it less "busy" while I'm singing, but it sounds pretty good

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Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

It is a fairly simple song when you play only open chords. Then, later, if you wanna learn more than that you can learn the little transitions for the intro, and then after that if you want it more complicated then you can learn the little solos. That is one of the reasons I love this song so much. You can play it SO simple with only chords and it sounds amazing. You can play it with a little bit of flair and it sounds amazing...or you could make a full arrangement and it sounds amazing. it is a song that grows with your guitar skill.
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Ummm....

Good Riddance by Green Day? C'mon guys.....that should have been the very first one posted....
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Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd

It is a fairly simple song when you play only open chords. Then, later, if you wanna learn more than that you can learn the little transitions for the intro, and then after that if you want it more complicated then you can learn the little solos. That is one of the reasons I love this song so much. You can play it SO simple with only chords and it sounds amazing. You can play it with a little bit of flair and it sounds amazing...or you could make a full arrangement and it sounds amazing. it is a song that grows with your guitar skill.


This^^. Wish You were here is such a fun song to play.
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smells like teen spirit- nirvana
very simple chord progressiion and even though the verse isnt chords its soooooooooo easy
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Brothers on a hotel bed by Death Cab For Cutie, you need a capo, if you have one then it is very simple, I am teaching it to a guy I know who is just starting out and instead of teaching him every chord then playing songs, I am having him learn this song since the progression is so easy.

Others:
I Am The Highway- Audioslave
The Curse- Audioslave
So Far Away- Staind
and the list goes on and on....
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My first project was Jack Johnson - Bubble toes (the easy version) it's really cool and easy to learn...
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Ummm....

Good Riddance by Green Day? C'mon guys.....that should have been the very first one posted....

I agree the only kind of hard thing in that is the plucking at the start. That was one of the first songs i ever learned and i still play it at parties today and people absolutely love it + they thing it is hard to play by looking at it, but in fact it is really simple. lol
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How about blowing in the wind?
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I'd try Inside job out. Its' by Pearl Jam. You wont get the whole feel out of just an acoustic rhythm but you set the mood if you sing along with it.

Breaking the girl too, just skip through the solos.
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Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Two Suns in the Sunset - Pink Floyd
Call and Answer - Barenaked Ladies

Those three are all brutally easy.
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Turn The Page - Bob Seger
Welcome to the Machine -Pink Floyd-
Hey Joe -Hendrix, Dylan-
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World I know - Collective Soul-
Almost All CCR songs
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Breath -Pink Floyd-
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Quote by Natrone
Ummm....

Good Riddance by Green Day? C'mon guys.....that should have been the very first one posted....


Seconded. Ridiculously easy. I've also chorded my own version
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Mainstream? I'm Yours by Jason Mraz?

Or just look up Jason Mraz.
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Quote by ReChord
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
...
it is a song that grows with your guitar skill.

Yes! This song is great! And not too much complicated.

And I wonder why nobody mentioned Wild World by Mr. Big
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John Frusciante - The Past Recedes is an awesome acoustic song with a pretty easy solo.
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Californication - Chili Peppers

arpeggiated chords, and full on strummed chords... plus a cool solo
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Quote by manhangi
I'd try Inside job out. Its' by Pearl Jam. You wont get the whole feel out of just an acoustic rhythm but you set the mood if you sing along with it.

Breaking the girl too, just skip through the solos.

speaking of pearl jam, elderly woman behind the counter in a small town is a good song ( I think thats the full title)
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The Past Recedes - John Frusciante

I think it uses G, D, Am, Em, C, Dm
and there's a solo but you can skip that if you'd like

Edit: damn't someone already said it, well then check out:
Jumper - Third Eye Blind
Second Chance - Shinedown
Man on the Moon - REM
and I second Hard Sun - Eddie Vedder

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Hold my hand- Hootie and the Blowfish
High- James Blunt
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just about anything tom petty is easy to play on acoustic.
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