#1
Basically, I'm a total newbie to guitar...
I can play some basic riffs...

smoke on the water - deep purple
breaking the law - judas priest
sign of the cross - iron maiden
trust - megadeth
heartbreaker - led zeppelin
exo politics - muse
iron man - black sabbath
carry on my wayward son - kansas
another one bites the dust - queen
in a gadda da vida - iron butterfly
simpsons theme....dont ask me why...
the thin line between love and hate - iron maiden
enter sandman - metallica (not a real metallica fan though...)
random nursery rhymes, etc...

problem is...i need to some actual songs to break into chords...
my mum has told me that she will give me the money for an electric guitar if i can learn a song all the way through...

obviously, i dont have an electric guitar...and my acoustic only has 12 frets, so 'dont fear the reaper' is out really...

im into classic rock and some kinds of metal; like iron maiden, judas priest, etc...

any help will be greatly appreciated!!

EDIT: ive already tried 'bad moon rising'....
#2
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Very easy song, breaks into chords and stuff.
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Basically, I'm a total newbie to guitar...
I can play some basic riffs...

smoke on the water - deep purple
breaking the law - judas priest
sign of the cross - iron maiden
trust - megadeth
heartbreaker - led zeppelin
exo politics - muse
iron man - black sabbath
carry on my wayward son - kansas
another one bites the dust - queen
in a gadda da vida - iron butterfly
simpsons theme....dont ask me why...
the thin line between love and hate - iron maiden
enter sandman - metallica (not a real metallica fan though...)
random nursery rhymes, etc...

problem is...i need to some actual songs to break into chords...
my mum has told me that she will give me the money for an electric guitar if i can learn a song all the way through...

obviously, i dont have an electric guitar...and my acoustic only has 12 frets, so 'dont fear the reaper' is out really...

im into classic rock and some kinds of metal; like iron maiden, judas priest, etc...

any help will be greatly appreciated!!

EDIT: ive already tried 'bad moon rising'....




All those songs listed contain chords, except perhaps the Simpsons theme
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Really easy ?

Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

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My first chord song was Lynyrd Skynyrd - All I Can Do Is Write About It, which is all chords. Try The Who - Behind Blue Eyes and Green Day - Good Riddance after that to help with your arpeggiated chords.

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easy:
Wish you were here by pink floyd, the whole thing is practically a G,C,D, and am,
and you don't have to learn the solo, since there is always something playing over them
#11
Well since you like classic rock...Hey Joe by Hendrix, just play(without getting technical) C,G,D,A,E...I'd highly recommend learning it note to note as well on acoustic
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All those songs listed contain chords, except perhaps the Simpsons theme


im pretty sure what he means is...he can play the riffs, and/or intros to those songs...

yes?

if he could play them all the way through, he'd have his new guitar...
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#16
If you are looking for a _really_ easy song, like almost embarrassingly easy, try "Horse with No Name"....it only contains two chords for the whole song. Also they are really easy chords. Plus, if you Google "Horse with no name" they basically tell you every piece of information there is on playing the song. The site I am thinking of tells you how to play it in it's watered down extremely basic form. Then, if you want to get more advanced, you just keep reading and it will give you info on strumming patterns, then, if you wish to go even further it will tell you how to add a bassline as well, which makes it seem more complicated than it actually is.

Anyway, it is an extremely easy beginners song. If you add all the parts over the basics (which isn't really necessary, but easy enough to do) then it seems more impressive for little effort, and if you feel confident enough, go ahead and sing with it.

Easiest song to just start and go to the end with.
#17
The scientist. I know, its coldplay, but seriously, its four piss easy chords (or maybe five, i don't remember) and its just strum down, strum down, keep on going, all with a consistent rhthym. i've been playing only since march and i learned it in ten minutes.