#1
I just started playing acoustic guitar, and I suck so far. I can play the G, E, Em, A, Am, and C chords. Does anyone know any slow, simple songs using just some of those chords? I'm really just working on how to switch chords faster now, and i'm having a hard time with it.

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#2
To get better with changing chords, just sit there and play G E for ages until you get the transition nice and smooth. Then move onto G Em, or G A, G, Am, G C. Then do E G, then E, A then E, C and so on. Just every possible combination of the chords you can play. Once you are comfortable with changing between chords then move onto playing songs.
#3
Quote by Rhys_mz
To get better with changing chords, just sit there and play G E for ages until you get the transition nice and smooth. Then move onto G Em, or G A, G, Am, G C. Then do E G, then E, A then E, C and so on. Just every possible combination of the chords you can play. Once you are comfortable with changing between chords then move onto playing songs.



Why G to E? In most cases, she won't need to play a G then an E chord since they don't belong in the same key as each other. It would make more sense to play G to Em since they're the relative keys of each other.


If you learn D and Dmin, you can just play through this progression

C-G-Dm-Em
#4
Learn the D chord as well. Then you can play Knockin' On Heaven's Door.

Which would be......
G-D-C


#5
You can learn stand by me its an easy song I believe you just need one more note.. or if like spanish songs la camisa negra is lik a route it repeats lik stand by me
#6
what style of music do you like? newer stuff like hinder's "what ya gonna do?" are simple A G D A strumming patterns. let us know what you like to listen to, otherwise we'll just suggest songs you dont know or like
#7
cant go wrong with otis reddings's classic "sitting on the dock of the bay" G Bb(i know...B7 but for a beginner a Bb works better) C and A mostly. that'll give you strumming practice too.
#8
I agree with most of what everyone is saying. The first thing is, learn D and Dmin chords.
G C D and A D E are very common chord progressions in popular music.
Stand by me, Last Kiss (pearl jam), Picture (kid rock/Sheryl Crow) are all involiving G, C , D and Em
I guess I would actually concentrate on one progression at first. I know I enjoyed struggling through a song more than just trying to switch between 2 chords. I actually did a combination of the 2. I would switch back and forth between 2 chords and then try playing a simple song to break up the monotany.