#1
Hi. Can you guys suggest me some easy songs using only the basic major and minor chords. Just to practise chord switching and some rhythm and strumming. I strangely enough can't think of any. It would be nice if the songs would be somewhat known

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#2
"pretty woman" by Roy Orbison (?) i like the bridge chord changes he does, not to hard for a beginner and not to easy to sound like everyone else.
#3
Lost Highway - Bon Jovi

To be honest, any of the later Bon Jovi stuff. A lot of it uses acoustic guitars now with those sort of chords.
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#4
Bruce Springsteen - The River
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Creedence - Bad Moon Rising
The Beatles - Let It Be
Neil Diamond - Solitary Man

There are obviously so many, but those are some classic songs with simple chords.

Check Marty Schwartz on YouTube, I think it is "martysongz", he has many videos with simple beginner songs you can strum.
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#5
Behind Blue Eyes - The Who

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#8
RHCP has some good ones. californication is a great song, centered around Am, C, Dm, G, etc

other good ones that i like to play

skylar grey "love the way you lie"
smashing pumpkins "disarm"
damien rice "volcano"

there are of course millions, but these are some of my favorites
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#9
White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
Outkast - Hey Ya
Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah
Radiohead - Street Spirit
The Libertines - Don't Look Back Into The Sun
The Fratellis - Whistle For The Choir (Mostly Barre chords)
#10
Jane's Addiction - Jane Says
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go

I sometimes just play the chords of songs I like (non-metal) like Hotel California or Radiohead.
#11
Any of holdsworths songs


In all seriousness. 99% of pop and rock songs that get radio play will be based on very simple chords in simple progressions.

Johny Cash - Hurt.
#13
Buy the Justinguitar.com beginner's songbook from the Justin guitar website, 100 songs and suggested strumming patterns. I've found it really useful there is a real range of songs from Johnny Cash to Foo fighters!