Learning to play the guitar is no easy task, it is one people often start and then quickly give up on. You most likely know someone who has attempted to play the guitar, if not you yourself have tried to learn, while playing an instrument is not meant for everyone there are a few things you can do to make the process easier on yourself. First, we recommend that you have professional lessons. Trying to teach yourself to play guitar can be a tedious and frustrating process. If you can afford to, having a teach will make the entire experience much more pleasant. Next, take it slow. You will not become an instant guitar master overnight. People study music for years to become excellent at it, learning to play guitar will take some time. Rest assured though, once you have mastered a few chords and are able to play a tune you will be over joyed and no doubt proud. Another great tip is to learn simple songs at first, do not attempt any songs that are out of your skill range, you will only frustrate yourself more. A lot of songs are easier to play then you make think, they are comprised of simple chords and with few changes. Here are a few of the easiest songs for beginners to learn and practice, you’ll be playing them by heart in no time.
Sweet Home Alabama
Written and performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet Home Alabama is an American classic, as well as a beginner guitar player classic. It is one of the easiest tunes to play and people will instantly recognise what you are playing, and no doubt sing along, making it great for playing gat parties or around the campfire.
Another American classic rock song, Hotel California by The Eagles is a step above Sweet Home Alabama but still easy enough to learn as a beginner guitar player. You will quickly master the song and be playing form memory in no time.
Stir It Up
A step away from the American classics, this reggae song, by Bob Marley is a basic three chord classic that is both fun and easy to play. Great for days spent at the beach or park, enjoying good food and good company.
Moves Like Jagger
For those who want to learn a song from this generation this is a great start. Moves like Jagger, by Maroon 5 is a two-chord song, making it simple to play and easy to learn. A crowd pleaser for sure, you’ll have friends and family dancing along in no time.
Learning to play the guitar should be an enjoyable experience, one that you look forward to and want to grow in. By sticking to these simple and easy to learn songs you will enjoy the process and be wanting to show off to your friends and family in no time. Whether you want to learn just for fun or to fulfil your dreams of joining a bad these songs are the best place to start.