Easy Guitar Songs: Can’t wait to get started on your very first ever guitar song? Well then, that’s a really great thing because we will be learning three very simple songs that only use super easy guitar chords that you can pull off with no sweat at all. These songs are great classic favorites and you’ll definitely love singing along with it. So, here goes our three very easy guitar songs to play on the guitar using only those easy, basic open chords.
1. Knocking on Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan
The first of our three easy guitar songs uses four very basic beginner chords, and (you can smile now) no bar chords at all. It also has a very doable strumming pattern that is also easy to follow once you get the hang of it. While you are still starting out, you can just play the chords without the extra arpeggio and other “frills”, but once you start getting comfortable, you can start doing the chords variations on the Am chord and the C Major and try to arpeggio pluck the chords instead of strumming. If you are up to it, you can even start practicing the solo.
Chords to Use: G Major, A Minor, C Major, D Major
Verse: G – D – Am – C – D – C
Chorus: G – D – C
Strumming Pattern: D D DU D D DU UDD
2. Free Falling – Tom Petty
This is another very easy song using only three very easy beginner guitar chords that are just easy to pull off as well. It’s kind of fast in terms of chords transition, but it will help you practice that skill so you can pick up your speed in playing the guitar. As a beginner you can do the major chords first, once you are comfortable, you can start then start doing the chord variations. For starters, you can do the beginner version first, and soon, you can try the other versions.
Note: Capo on 2nd Fret (or 3rd Fret)
Chords to Use: G Major, D Major, and C Major
Verse: D – G – D – A
Chorus: D – G – D – A
Strumming Pattern: D D UDD D D UDD
3. Wild Thing – The Troggs
This is one of my favorite songs, and it still uses three very easy chords, and again, (thank, God) no bar chords, so this is really very, very easy. Another reason that I like this song very much is that the strumming pattern is really very simple. You really don’t have to do any extra fancy strum if you are a beginner, so you can do strums that go down. Try it.
Chords to Use: A Major, D Major, E Major
Verse: A – D – E – D
Strumming Pattern: D D DD D D DD
So there you go, those three very simple songs will definitely go a long way once you try it out for yourself. This really perfect for beginners and even when I was starting out, these were one of the very few easy guitar songs that I first learned to play on the guitar. Enjoy!