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Im a beginner and all i have been learning are simple songs with nothing but power chords. I recently learned Riff Raff and i had alot of fun with it. I want to learn some more single note songs but i dont know where to start. Can someone recommend me some easy single note songs? Thanks.
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Fuel - Sunburn.

first song i learned straying away from power chords. lots of normal chords in the chorus though :P
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First off, Searchbar.

Instead of learning songs, try learning a scale or two. You'll learn far more.
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First off, Searchbar.

Instead of learning songs, try learning a scale or two. You'll learn far more.

do that.


and try fcpremix - the fall of troy. easier than it sounds
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Tough stuff for a beginner.

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They're not that difficult for beginners, I'd say after you have the basic techniques down you should be able to play them (MAYBE minus the solos)

Jazz is a pretty nice genre to play, some really weird chord formations in there, but if you're looking for more rock oriented stuff, you could try out some Metallica songs.
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Im a beginner and all i have been learning are simple songs with nothing but power chords. I recently learned Riff Raff and i had alot of fun with it. I want to learn some more single note songs but i dont know where to start. Can someone recommend me some easy single note songs? Thanks.

You're going backwards mate - you need to be learning proper chords if you want to progress from power chords.

There are no "single note songs" really, what you're thinking of is songs that have lead guitar riffs but usually they're in addition to, not instead of the chords. Also, the riffs themselves will tend to use a lot of the same notes that the chords contain so it's doubly imprtant to know your chords. Keep in mind that it's all just "playing the guitar" , there's no real difference between playing lead or playing rhythm, playing chords, power chords, riffs or solos - musically it's all the same thing, just presented differently.

If you want a few songs with pretty well known riffs to try though...

Walk This Way - Aerosmith
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
Wishing Well - Free
Smoke on the Water, Black Knight - Deep Purple
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
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They're not that difficult for beginners, I'd say after you have the basic techniques down you should be able to play them (MAYBE minus the solos)


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Iron Maiden - no question about it. Take a look at "The Trooper" , "Hallowed be Thy Name" and "Fear of the Dark".. basically any Iron Maiden song actually. They combine it all xP
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Learn some scales and chords so you can come up with your own riffs.
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Try some rock songs that use chords other than 5th chords (powerchords). Queen - One Vision is a very cool riff. Also, a lot of AC/DC songs use chords other than 5th chords.

Looks That Kill by Motley Crue uses 4th and 5th chords, which opens up a lot for your playing. I made up many of my own riffs just from learning that song because it really opens you up to all the many ways rock guitarists write riffs.

Just look around at a lot of classic rock, 80s rock, progressive, and modern rock songs to find a lot of riffs that use chords other than 5th chords. Try bands like Zandig, Motley Crue, AC/DC, etc.
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