As a musician, learning songs for whichever instrument you are playing is one of the best exercises. Not only do you get to practice your chops but you also get to learn exactly how a particular song is played. As a beginner/intermediate guitar player, learning songs is all about knowing where to put your fingers on the fretboard, listening to the strumming patterns used, and taking note of any special techniques or chord combinations. Being aware of these things as you learn songs will help you become a better guitar player and composer.
However, as a new/intermediate guitar player, you may be looking for a list of easy songs to learn. That’s why I’ve compiled a list of the 100+ best easy guitar chord and tab songs.
I’d highly recommend using a piece of software such as Tux Guitar (free) or Guitar Pro (paid, however much more comprehensive) to open the Guitar Pro tab files below. Be aware that some GP tabs are for version 6 of Guitar Pro which won’t open in Tux Guitar.
Have fun, and happy guitar playing!
Easy Chord Songs
For this first section of easy guitar songs, the primary guitar portion of the tune consists of chords. They usually don’t have too much else in terms of riffs or picking – they are mainly strumming-based songs.
Easy Tab Songs
In this second section, I’ve included a list of tab-based guitar songs. These songs primarily consist of tunes that either have important riffs/licks within them or use power chord / regular chord variations that need to be tabbed out.
Hopefully, this list of songs has given you some ideas as to where to start in learning some of the best guitar-based songs I know of. Remember to try giving the Guitar Pro tab a shot if you need to get a better idea of how the actual tab should be played. Both Guitar Pro and Tux Guitar also have other important capabilities such as slowing down the tempo of the song, soloing/muting certain tracks, a ready to use chord chart available, etc.
Additionally, if you’re a beginner just starting to learn how to play guitar I’d highly recommend checking out the essential guides in the “Additional Resources” section as you learn through your first couple of songs. Not only will they help you in being able to play songs with greater ease, they will also contribute to helping you become an overall better guitar player.
If you have any questions or comments about any of the songs listed above or have any songs you think would fit in well, don’t forget to leave a comment below.