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#2
I'd say the song most people learn first is smoke on the water, although there are easier songs I think this one is easy to learn.
#4
Basically anything by Green Day lol, that's what I played when I started playing guitar. Then I realized they sucked and started listening to good music such as Opeth.
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#6
blitzkrieg bop by the ramones or brain stew by green day
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#7
maybe smells like teen spirit
it was the easiest song i've ever learned
the smoke on the water riff is easy
for a begginer the solo can be a little hard
#8
easiest song to play on guitar HAS to be beans by nirvana http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ePBP2PKhFXc&feature=related

If someone can find a more simle song to play on guitar they can have all of my internets.
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Basically anything by Green Day lol, that's what I played when I started playing guitar. Then I realized they sucked and started listening to good music such as Opeth.


awwwww yeeaaah. opeth kicks almost too much ass

cherry cherry by neil diamond

3 chords but it challenges you with the strum pattern
#16
OMG i think Beans wins, holy crap what a song!!!!

Smells liek teen spirit is kinda hard for beginers, and dont say Come As You As cause that song is hard!!!!! it took me like an hour to learn, everyne thinks its so easy but its not!!!

i started with classical music, so the easyiest was Ode To Joy, a part of the song, it was easy. umm either that or lol i song i wrote its so easy, lol.
#18
Through the fire and flames! XD
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#19
Free Fallin' by Tom Petty:
Open D chord, Open A Chord, Open G Chord = Whole song.

This is true for about 10 million other songs though, this one is just cool.
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#20
bob dylans version of knocking on heavens door. And that is a song that is not just easy as hell to play (open G, open D, Open C) but youll actually want to play it for the rest of your life
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#21
free falling...i dont remember the artist but it was like what 2 or 3 chords?
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#28
I'd say that Pink Floyd - Wish you were Here is very easy. I learned the whole song within 2 weeks of playing guitar.
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#29
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blitzkrieg bop by the ramones

One chord shape, two positions, four chords in total, sounds better if you mess up the strum pattern a bit anyway. Personally, I'd rate this as an awful lot easier than three-chord-trick strummy accoustic pieces, because despite the simplicity of I-VI-V on open chords, they do require a reasonable level of precision to get to sound good, and chord changes involve different shapes.
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#30
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people who have never picked up a guitar could play the opening to nothing else matters

That gets tougher later on though.

Also, I can't imagine a beginner playing the solo in Smoke On The Water. Minus the solo it's pretty simple though.

But what about Californication?

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Where Is My Mind, no question. It's 3 notes. Horse with no name is really easy too.


Any song including full barrés can't be the easiest song ever.
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#31
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That gets tougher later on though.

Also, I can't imagine a beginner playing the solo in Smoke On The Water. Minus the solo it's pretty simple though.

But what about Californication?

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Any song including full barrés can't be the easiest song ever.

I agree with you, I'm not sure why people say "Smoke on the Water", or "Iron Man" for that matter as well. I consider a song easy only if the WHOLE song is easy. Smoke on the Water's solo is most definetely not for a complete beginner. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd on the other hand, that's pretty easy and you can just play the rhythm track instead of a solo.
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#32
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Tenacious D- one note song

One note song is insanly hard man it even has string bends lmao
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#34
^You forgot Lover. And that solo is certainly not the easiest ever. Far from it, actually.
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#35
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bob dylans version of knocking on heavens door. And that is a song that is not just easy as hell to play (open G, open D, Open C) but youll actually want to play it for the rest of your life

well its no bob's version it is bob's song

i would have to say smoke on the water, paranoid
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#36
The easiest song to play, eh? It's probably this nifty little song called "Nothing". It's by Nobody. To get a good sound for it, turn all controls to I think 0, and just stand there with your guitar. Beautiful sounds will be ommitted, and it's all very simple.
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#37
What's with the bump?
Anyway, my vote goes for Black Sabbath - Electric Funeral, or Modest Mouse - Head South.
#39
Old McDonald had a farm.
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#40
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free falling...i dont remember the artist but it was like what 2 or 3 chords?


Artist is Tom Petty I believe

Anyway Im gonna say smoke on the water
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