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 created a 2-part series of the 100+ best easy guitar chord and tab songs. This is the first part of the series and includes 50+ awesome guitar chord songs. If you’re more interested in learning songs with licks which are more guitar tab-focussed, check out part 2 of the top 100+ easy guitar songs. In the song list below, you’ll notice that for every song I’ve included a link to the:
- Song/Artist (linked to YouTube)
- Ultimate Guitar Chords/Tabs
- Guitar Pro Tabs
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 the first part of this easy guitar songs list, the guitar portion of the tune primarily consists of chords. They usually don’t have too much else in terms of riffs or picking – they are mainly strumming-based songs.
Check Out Part 2!
If you liked part 1 of this series, you’ll likely also want to check out part 2 which includes another 50+ easy guitar tab songs. The songs in part 2 may be a bit more challenging as they tend to require more picking and faster finger movement but if you’re up for the challenge check it out.
If you have any questions or comments about any of the guitar chord songs listed above or have any songs you think would fit in well, don’t forget to leave a comment below.