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The Most Awesome Beginner Songs To Learn On The Guitar…

There are tons of resources online that house chords/tabs to songs.  Simply google the names of your desired song/artist/band/singer followed by the words chords or tab and you’ll likely find what you’re looking for However… sometimes those songs are geared more towards non-beginner players.

Sooooo… below is a list of songs that I’ve taught over the years.  Many of them are great for beginners.  Right now, it’s just a list, but I do have the tabs, lyrics, and chords for these…it’s just gonna take awhile to get them all linked up online.  Check back later or (if you see a song that you really really like), just shoot me an e-mail and I’ll hook you up!


AC DC – Dirty Deeds
AC-DC – Back in Black
Adele – Skyfall
Adele – Someone Like You
Aerosmith – Dream On
Aerosmith – Walk this Way
Alabama Shakes – Hang Loose
Alabama Shakes – Hold On
Alanis Morissette – Hands
Alanis Morissette – Ironic
All-American Rejects – Gives You Hell
Alter Bridge – Rise Today
Alter Bridge – Watch Over You
Anna Kendrick – Cups
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Awolnation – Sail
Beach Boys – Little Saint Nick
Big Head Todd – Bittersweet
Bill Withers – Lean on Me
Black Sabbath – Iron Man
Blind Faith – Can’t Find My Way Home
Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley – One Love
Bob Marley – Redemption Song
Bob Seger – Night Moves
Bobbie Gentry – Ode to Billie Joe
Bonnie Raitt – Guilty
Bonnie Raitt – Love has no Pride
Brad Paisley – Whiskey Lullaby
Brook and Dunn – My Maria
Brooks and Dunn – Neon Moon
Bruce Springsteen – Brilliant Disguise
California Dreamin’
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call me Maybe
Coldplay – The Scientist
Concerning Hobbits
Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
Crosby, Stills, and Nash – Southern Cross
Dawes – When My Time Comes
Death Cab for Cutie – I Will Follow you into the Dark
Deck the Halls
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
Derek and the Dominoes – Layla
Dispatch – The General
Do You Like Waffles
Doe a deer
Drive by Truckers – When the Pin Hits the Shell
Eagles – Take it to the Limit
Edward Sharpe – Home
Elliott Smith – Miss Misery
Elliott Smith – Say Yes
Elton John – Your Song (Lead Melody)
Eric Clapton – Tears in Heaven
Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
Fall Out Boy – My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark
Flight of the Conchords – Business Time
Flo Rida – I got a Good Feeling
Frosty the Snowman
Fun – Some Nights
Fun – We Are Young
Gary Allan – A Showman’s Life
Gary Allan – Best I Ever Had
George Harrison – My Sweet Lord
Glen Hansard – Falling Slowly
Gloria Gaynor – I will Survive
God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen
Grateful Dead – Ripple
Green Day – 21 Guns
Green Day – Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Guns N Roses – Patience
Guns N Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine (INTRO)
Home On The Range
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Jack Johnson – Banana Pancakes
Jack Johnson – Bubbletoes
Jack Johnson – Flake
Jack Johnson – Rudolph
James Taylor – Fire and Rain
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Jimi Hendrix – Bold as Love
Jimmy Buffett – A Pirate Looks at Forty
Jimmy Buffett – Margaritaville
Joan Jett – I Love Rock and Roll
John Denver – Country Roads
John Lennon – Imagine
John Lennon – Stand by Me
Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line
Jose Gonzalez – Crosses
Katy Perry – Firework
Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Blue on Black
Knaan – Wavin Flag
Kodaline – All I Want
Labrinth – Beneath Your Beautiful
Led Zeppelin – Heartbreaker
Led Zeppelin – Over the Hills and Far Away
Led Zeppelin – Rock and Roll
Let it Snow
Lord of the Rings – Isengard Theme
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
Maroon 5 – Daylight
Maroon 5 – One More Night
Maroon 5 – Payphone
Matisyahu – Sunshine
Melissa Etheridge – Somebody Bring Me Some Water
Metallica – Master of Puppets
Modest Mouse – Float On
Mumford and Sons – Whispers in The Dark
Mumford and Sons_ I will Wait
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Neil Young – Heart of Gold
Neil Young – Love is a Rose
Neil Young – My My Hey Hey
Neil Young – Needle and the Damage Done
Neil Young – Old Man
Nirvana – About a Girl
Nirvana – All Apologies
One  Direction – Little Things
Onerepublic – Secrets
Ozzy Osborne – Crazy Train
Ozzy Osbourne – Mama I’m Coming Home
Passenger – Let Her Go
Paul Simon – Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Pearl Jam – Better Man
Pearl Jam – Driftin
Phillip Phillips – Home
Phish – Farmhouse
Pink – Just Give Me a Reason
Pink – True Love
Pink Floyd – Money
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Pistol Annies – Hell On Heels
Poison – Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Poison – Nothing but a Good Time
Presidents of the – Peaches
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody (SOLO Tab)
Ray LaMontagne – You are the Best Thing
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Zephyr Song
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
Rocky Theme (Gonna Fly Now)
Ron Pope – A Drop in the Ocean
Sea Wolf- Your’re a Wolf
Selena Gomez – Who Says
Silent Night
Silversun Pickups – Lazy Eye
Simon and Garfunkel – Old Friends
Simon and Garfunkel – Song for the Asking
Slayer – Raining Blood
Smiths – How Soon Is Now
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Sound of Music – Sixteen Going On Seventeen
Speed Racer
Spongebob – The Fool Who Ripped His Pants
Spoonful of Sugar
Star Spangled Banner
Star Wars – Imperial March
Summer Nights (from “Grease”)
Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
Taylor Swift – 22
Taylor Swift – Forever _ Always
Taylor Swift – Hey Stephen
Taylor Swift – Speak Now
The Animals – House of the Rising Sun
The Band – The Weight
The Beatles – Blackbird
The Beatles – Come Together
The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles – Hey Jude
The Beatles – Let it Be
The Beatles – Oh Darling
The Beatles – Twist and Shout
The Beatles – You got to Hide your love away
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
The Eagles – Hotel California
The Kinks – Lola
The Little Mermaid – Part of Your World
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The Police – Every Breath You Take
The Rolling Stones – Jumpin Jack Flash
The Rolling Stones – Paint it Black
The Script – Breakeven
The Script – Hall of Fame
The Shins – New Slang
The Strokes – Heart in a Cage
The Strokes – Someday
The White Stripes – Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Tim McGraw – Live Like You Were Dying
Tom Petty – Free Fallin
Townes Van Zandt – To Live is to Fly
Train – Hey Soul Sister
Trey Anastasio – Shine
Turnpike Troubadours – Leaving and Lonely
Twelve Days of Christmas
Under the Double Eagle
Van Morrison – And it Stoned Me
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison – Moondance
White Stripes – We are Going to be Friends
Wilco – California Stars
Yes – Owner of a Lonely Heart
Zac Brown – Sic em on a Chicken
Zac Brown Band – Chicken Fried

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2 comments… add one
  • Patrick D March 13, 2015, 10:00 pm

    Hey Jake!
    I’m glad I surfed onto your ‘site! It has fueled my already burning passion to learn and master the guitar. I’m anxious to receive the next round of hacks! Thank you for the awesome website, and keep up the great work!

    • Jake March 30, 2015, 10:59 pm

      Awesome! So glad you like it. Honestly… I’ve been a little lazy lately with getting my e-mails out to you guys… I hope to have more out soon (and possibly some videos)…. let me know what’s bugging you/giving you trouble and I’ll see what I can help with!!

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