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Good beginner guitar songs with video lessons

In order to improve your guitar playing, you have to practice playing songs! This is my collection of guitar songs for beginners. Their difficulty level is graded from a beginner's perspective. They are in alphabetical order according to the artist's/group's name. A lot of them have video instruction. Even though you may not listen to all of the artists below I strongly recommend you to learn some of the songs. Good luck, and remember to have fun playing!

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Very easy guitar songs

Amazing Grace
America - A Horse with no name
The Beatles - The Ballad of John and Yoko
The Beatles - Twist and Shout   
The Beatles - Let it be 
Bill Haley - Rock around the clock
Bill Withers - Ain't no Sunshine
The Beach Boys - Surfin USA 
The Black Keys - Lonely Boy
Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the wind 
Bob Dylan - Knockin' on heaven's door   
Bob Marley - Three little birds 
Bob Marley - Stir It Up
CCR - Bad Moon Rising 
CCR - Up around the bend 
Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's 
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
Elvis Presley - Hound Dog 
Elvis Presley - Stuck On You 
For he's a jolly good fellow
Gary Jules - Mad World 
Happy birthday to you (B-day song)   
Hokey Pokey
Jack White - Love Interruption
Jerry Lee Lewis - Great Balls of Fire 
Justin Bieber - Baby 
Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues 
Kumbayah my lord
Nirvana - Where did you sleep last night 
Pearl Jam - Last Kiss   
Queen - Fat Bottomed Girls
The Proclaimers - 500 miles 
Row row row your boat
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Sam Cooke - Wonderful World (don't know much about history)
Staind - Outside 
Taylor Swift - Speak Now
Taylor Swift - Teardrops on my guitar
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me
The Troggs - Wild Thing   
This little light of mine
Tom Petty - Free Falling 
Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down
Tom Petty - Listen to her heart
Tom Petty - Runnin' down a dream
UB40 - Red Red Wine
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl 
Weezer - Island in the sun 


Very easy kids songs for guitar
Christmas songs for guitar
Guitar love songs

Easy guitar songs

AC/DC - Highway to hell 
The Animals - House of the rising sun   
Backstreet Boys - As long as you love me
Beck - Lost Cause
Blink 182 - First Date
The Beatles - Eleonor Rigby (Lonely people)
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Norwegian wood   
The Beatles - Yellow submarine
Bob Marley - No Woman no cry 
Bryan Adams - Summer of 69 
Bryan Adams - When you're gone
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
The Calling - Wherever You Will Go
The Clash - Should I Stay Or Should I Go
CCR - Long as I can see the light
CCR - Lodi
CCR - Susie Q 
CCR - Who'll Stop the Rain 
Coldplay - Yellow 
Coldplay - Clocks
Coldplay - Don't Panic 
Coldplay - Fix you
Coldplay - Lost! 
David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
Deep Purple - Smoke on the water 
Don McLean - American Pie
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud
George Ezra - Budapest
Green Day - Good Riddance (Time of your life)
Gotye - Somebody that I used to know
Hank Williams - Hey Good Lookin'
Iggy Pop - The Passenger
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah 
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe 
Jack Johnson - Taylor
Jack Johnson - Sitting Waiting Wishing
Jason Mraz - I won't give up
Jimmy Buffet - Cheeseburger in Paradise
John Denver - Leaving On a Jet Plane
John Denver - Take me home, country road (West Virginia)
Johnny Cash - Hurt 
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire 
Johnny Cash - Walk the line 
John Legend - All of me
Justin Bieber - Love Yourself
Kings of Leon - Wicker Chair
La Bamba 
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama 
Lumineers - Ho Hey 
Lukas Graham - 7 years old
Magic! - Rude
The Monkees - I'm A Believer 
Oasis - Wonderwall 
Passenger - Let her go
Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
Pink Floyd - Comfortably numb
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Scar Tissue
Rise Against - Swing life away
Simon and Garfunkel - Me and Julio down by the Schoolyard
Somewhere over the rainbow
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
REM - Losing My Religion
Tom Dooley
Tom Petty - Learning to fly 
U2 - Desire
U2 - With or Without you
Vance Joy - Riptide
The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army

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Intermediate level guitar songs

Beck - Girl
Ben E King - Stand by Me
The Beatles - Eight days a week
The Beatles - A hard day's night
The Beatles - Drive My Car
The Beatles - In my life 
The Beatles - I will 
The Beatles - With a Little Help From My Friends
The Beatles - While my guitar gently weeps
The Beatles - You've got to hide your love away
Billy Joel - Piano Man
Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier
Bob Marley - Could you be loved
Bob Marley - Redemption Song 
Bruno Mars - When I was your man
Coldplay - Trouble 
Coldplay - The Hardest Part
Coldplay - The scientist
Daft Punk (feat Pharrell WIlliams) - Get Lucky
David Bowie (Nirvana) - The man who sold the world 
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Dire Straits - Romeo and Juliet
Eagles - Hotel California
Eagle-Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Ed Sheeran - The A Team 
Elvis Presley - His latest flame
Elvis Presley - Love me tender 
Flight of the Conchords - Carol Brown
Fools Garden - Lemon Tree
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Goo Goo Dolls - Slide
Green Day - Boulevard of broken dreams
Guns n Roses - Sweet Child o' Mine
Jack Johnson - Flake
James Blunt - You're Beautiful

Jason Mraz - I'm yours 
John Lennon - Imagine 
John Denver - Annie's Song
John Denver - Follow Me
Kansas - Dust in the wind
Nirvana - About a girl
Nirvana - Come as you are
Nirvana - Polly 
Nirvana - Rape Me
Oasis - Cast no shadow
Oasis - She's Electric 
The Pixies - Where is my mind
Radiohead - Karma Police
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
Ronan Keating - When you say nothing at all
Semisonic - Closing time
Simon and Garfunkel - Mrs Robinson
Smashing Pumpkins - 1979
Sting - Fields of gold
The Troggs - Love is all around (I feel it in my fingers) 
Third Eye Blind - Jumper
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Into the great wide open 
Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
The Who - Substitute

Difficult guitar songs

The Beatles - Blackbird
The Beatles - Yesterday
Crash Test Dummies - Mmmh mmmh mmmh mmmh arpegio
The Eagles - Desperado
Eric Clapton – Layla
Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters - arpegio 
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven - arpegio 
Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Stone Temple Pilots - Plush
Pearl Jam - I am mine
Plain White T's - Hey there Delilah - arpegio

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I do not own the right to any of these songs, however they are my own interpretations in terms of the chords and are not directly copied off any chord books. I have used as a lyrics resource for the songs.

If you as an artist feel that you do not want to have your lyrics published on my site for one reason or another , then please send me an e-mail to marcus (at) I will respect your wishes.

I believe that the chords published are the correct ones. If you find any inaccuracies, please send me comments to my e-mail adress as stated above.

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