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#1
Hi
I'm in despearate need of a very easy song to learn, and I mean a full song, not only a few parts. Can some of you please post some very very easy songs to learn?
And maybe post some songs that are easy, but will also enhance my skills in strumming/fingerpicking/practicing my fretting hand in changing chords.

Oh, and one more thing, I've been playing for about 5-6 weeks now, and I know the following chords: E, A, D, G, C, Em, Am and D7. I'm not really fast when it comes to switching between them. So what do you guys think I should start learning next?(not only chord-wise, but in general). I'm really lost...

Thanks a lot in advance.
#2
Songbird-Oasis
Only 2 chords in it (G and Em). As you progress you can add the G/F# (which is taking off your first two fingers from where they are and putting your first finger on the second fret of the first string) in between the G the Em.
#3
There are not amazingly easy ofcourse, otherwise they would not hace become major hits. But i found them fun to play when i only had played guitar for about two months.

Wonderfull tonight - Eric claption

Let it be - The beatles

House of the rising sun - The animals
#4
The rest of the open chords, and chord changes. The site I used to practice chord changes was
http://members.iinet.net.au/~pgt/startingtoplay.html
It has nice little diagrams that helps you develop different strumming patterns while learning your chords and chord changes.

Oh, and as for an easy song. Check out www.justinguitar.com look in the tab and songs page he has some good youtube lessons for very simple songs.
#5
It depends what music you're into as to what songs to learn next. I always found it easier to play along to songs I like. If you can't find any songs you like, just play different progressions using the chords you know, until you can switch between them easily and quickly. The first you few months of guitar is getting your hands to move in the right ways, and building up their strength.

You could then also try fingerpicking the chords, which can be tricky to begin with for some players, but definitely worth learning.
#6
What kind of music do you like? Start there and just look around the site at tabs. You'll find something that is your speed. It's better to play songs by bands you enjoy - that way you won't get bored and quit.

Keep working at changing between open cords, learn barre chords, keep trying new songs, and don't give up. You don't become Van Halen overnight. I've been playing for 15 years and there's still some days that I really suck. Still can't play a decent solo to save my life. I prefer playing rhythm guitar anyway.
#7
A other easy song is whole wide world by WRECKLESS ERIC from the movie Stranger Than Fiction the chords are just E and A
have fun
#9
Try CCR songs (Creedence Clearwater Revival). Their songs are pretty easy to learn and you will be able to practice that chord changing quite well. Listen first and play then. And some of their songs also include fingerpicking.
#10
If You're Into It - Flight of the Conchords
2 open chords in the whole song.
#14
knockin on heavens door by bob dylan

ehhh most dylan song could do if u can get the changes down if you like his music
#16
Wish you were here by Pink Floyd shouldn't be too hard except maybe the solo. The intro is fairly easy and the chords are basic and easy.

Good Riddance by Green Day
Dust in the Wind by Kansas. It is finger picked though, but it sounds ok if played in chords (just look the chords while searching for the song).

Polly by Nirvana is easy and its just a couple of Power chords. Either the unplugged or album version is fine with acoustic.
#17
The Superbowl Is Gay - Andy Milonakis
Sincerely, Chad.
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#18
What I Got - Sublime
Let Her Cry - Hootie and the Blowfish
Delicate Few - O.A.R.
If I Could Be Like That - 3 Doors Down
"Why do my eyes hurt? Because you've never used them before."
#19
Remember to breathe - Dashboard Confessional. This is the whole song:

eb|-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-
Bb|-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-
Gb|-4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4-
Db|-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-
Ab|-4-4-4--0-0-0--x-x-x--0-0-0-
Eb|-x-x-x--x-x-x--4-4-4--x-x-x-
#20
How about Hey Ya by OutKast. gggggggg cccccccccccccccc dddd eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all open chords. Listen to song for strumming pattern. Also that good liven with you song by Better than Ezra song is the same chords only gg g dd d e ee ee e cccccccc. If you dont have the songs in your collection try youtube.
#21
one republic - apologize
avril - nobody's home
Nelly furtdao - all good things come to an end (am C G F) all the way through the whole song
FANTASY , EVERYBODY HAS ONE
#22
Quote by tom183
Remember to breathe - Dashboard Confessional. This is the whole song:

eb|-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-
Bb|-0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0-
Gb|-4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4--4-4-4-
Db|-2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-
Ab|-4-4-4--0-0-0--x-x-x--0-0-0-
Eb|-x-x-x--x-x-x--4-4-4--x-x-x-


Do that into standard A major chord open, it is lyk emo on mah acousticz!

I bet you could pull scene chicks with those two chords as a progression.
#23
Other Pink Floyd tunes:

Is There Anybody Out There -- an intro to fingerpicking in Am
Goodbye Blue Skies -- simple to play, sounds awesome
#24
Scouting For girls

G-G-C-C-Am-Am-D-D

Or Search up on here Some KT Tunstall Songs There SOOO Easy

Or The Acustic Version of The Girls by Calvin Harris
#25
Thanks everybody, you guys really helped me

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one republic - apologize
avril - nobody's home


I would definitely want to learn those two if they're easy
#27
one note song - tenacious D
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Your username... it's amazing.



Yup.
#28
Quote by el rulfo
Wish you were here by Pink Floyd shouldn't be too hard except maybe the solo. The intro is fairly easy and the chords are basic and easy.

Good Riddance by Green Day
Dust in the Wind by Kansas. It is finger picked though, but it sounds ok if played in chords (just look the chords while searching for the song).

Polly by Nirvana is easy and its just a couple of Power chords. Either the unplugged or album version is fine with acoustic.


Wish you were here solo is easy, apart from the bends can be a pain in the arse depending on your finger strength and your string gauge.
Let me tell you about heartache and the loss of god
Wandering, wandering in hopeless night
Out here in the perimeter there are no stars

Out here we is stoned
Immaculate.
#29
Yellow submarine is pretty easy, mostly G and D..

Yeah most Bob Dylan is easy..

Folsom prison blues, alot of johnny cash songs I guess..

Greenday - Good riddance..

Most nirvana songs are 3 or 4 power chords...
#30
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#31
Quote by Roookie
Hi
I'm in despearate need of a very easy song to learn, and I mean a full song, not only a few parts. Can some of you please post some very very easy songs to learn?
And maybe post some songs that are easy, but will also enhance my skills in strumming/fingerpicking/practicing my fretting hand in changing chords.

Oh, and one more thing, I've been playing for about 5-6 weeks now, and I know the following chords: E, A, D, G, C, Em, Am and D7. I'm not really fast when it comes to switching between them. So what do you guys think I should start learning next?(not only chord-wise, but in general). I'm really lost...

Thanks a lot in advance.

Good Riddance by Green Day
It's just G C D and then EM D C G

Actually most Green Day songs are easy because they are basically all 3-4 chord songs.
Last edited by GNRAGE_2010 at Feb 13, 2008,
#32
american pie is easy but it's quite long and you need to switch between chords sorta fast but it's a good song to practice to
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#33
Some good songs that I like that are pretty easy are...

Hang-Matchbox 20
3 am-Matchbox 20
Push-Matchbox 20
Back 2 Good-Matchbox 20
Semi-Charmed Life-Third Eye Blind
How's it Going to Be-Third Eye Blind
True-Ryan Cabrera
You and Me-Lifehouse
The Scientist-Coldplay
It's not over-Secondhand Serenade
Somewhere out there- Our Lady Peace
Wanted Dead or Alive-Bon Jovi

That should start you out if you like that Genre of music...
#34
Quote by markyboy101
Songbird-Oasis
Only 2 chords in it (G and Em). As you progress you can add the G/F# (which is taking off your first two fingers from where they are and putting your first finger on the second fret of the first string) in between the G the Em.


Therefore, the song is 3 chords, coulda saved you some time

Edit -- Time of your life "Green Day" is easy to learn, also it will help you with picking the strings (was one of the first i learned)

On the subject of Oasis - Try champaign Supernova, once again, not hard finger positions and will help you pick strings
"When was the last time god played to 250,000 fans."(Noel Gallagher, Knebworth, 96)


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http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/oasisrocks/

If you love Oasis, come on in and join...
Last edited by badladoasis at May 18, 2008,
#35
wonderwall oasis
songbird oasis

would not try everlong thinks thats abit to hard for beginners like us
#36
white stripes - were going to be friends, and hotel yorba (really fun to play)

pink floyd - is there anybody out there
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#37
Mother - Pink Floyd
Tangerine - Led Zeppelin
Thats The Way - Led Zeppelin
Those are some simple songs.
#38
Slide, by the goo goo dolls, easy and fun
It'll be a Breeze, by the long winters
Save Tonight by Eagle Eye cherry. (great song)
Angel, Matt Nathanson
Of Angels and Angles, The Decemberists
#39
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl. One of the first songs I learned, it's really easy. Only 4 chords, G, C, D, and Em. It's a fun song to play if you're into the old-skool stuff!
#40
maybe try hurt by nine inch nails? that's got a bit of stuff for picking practice and some chords
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