I'm searching for very easy melodies (things as easy as Yankee Doodle, but please, not those kind of songs..) with at most a little legato but no bending, to learn how to read tabs (especially how to read them faster and read them and play at the same time) and to improve my lead playing skills. Next to that, I'd like an exercise for improving my barre chords because they sounded awful, and now they sound less like awful but not quite as good as i'd like. And also an exercise for switching from open chords to barre chords cleanly.

Thanks in advance
carrying the jack johnson theme......

belle - i learned this a while back and found it kinda hard at first, but once you play it through a few times its actually pretty easy. Dont get discouraged. Its a loop with some singing, but you could drop the lyrics easily enough.