Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners: Round Two

This is a continuation of last week’s post of 10 easy guitar songs for beginners. Check those out if you haven’t already. Chords, lyrics, and videos of each songs are included so you can play them!

The best thing a beginning guitar player can do is to apply all the new chords they are learning to playing an actual song. After all, isn’t that why you’re learning how to play guitar in the first place?

So again, here’s my picks of some easy guitar songs for beginners that you should be able to pick up right when you are first beginning guitar (or even if you’ve been playing awhile! These are good songs still!). There’s a mix of some new pop songs and older classics on this list.

Click on the song title to view chords, lyrics, and a video.

Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners

1.) House of the Rising Sun by The Animals
2.) I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
3.) Keep Holding On by Avril Lavigne
4.) I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash
5.) Viva La Vida by Coldplay

What would you add to this list?

About Brett McQueen

Brett McQueen is a musician, songwriter, and the founder and editor of Guitar Friendly and Ukulele Tricks. Learn more about him here and follow him on Twitter at @GuitarFriendly.


  1. This brings back fond memories…

    I spent days and days and days with the house of the rising sun and little else.

  2. This brought back memories for me too. The first song I learned how to play on guitar was “Country Roads, Take Me Home.”

  3. House of the rising sun! yay!
    That was one of the first songs I learned ;)

  4. a few more cool songs that are quite easy learn

    1. through glass – Stone Sour
    2. better together – Jack Johnson
    3. brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
    4. slide – Goo Goo Dolls
    5. more than words – Extreme
    6. every rose has its thorn – Poison
    7. save tonight – Eagle eyed cherry
    8. This afternoon – Nickelback
    9. Photograph – Nickelback
    10. dont stop believing – journey

    so many amazing songs out there that are quite easy too learn and really fun too play. Enjoy (-:

  5. oh… btw thanks for the suggestions from the rest of you guys gave me some good ideas!!

  6. Elena

    What about teaching us to play “Personal Jesus” johnny Cashe’s version?

  7. Elena, I’ll keep it in mind for future posts! I’m always looking for ideas. Thanks for your comment.

  8. Dean Hallett

    How about Something In The Way, by Nirvana – 2 chords. Absolute beginners can play this in 5 minutes.

  9. How about the blues? Let’s face it, if you can’t play the blues you ain’t got no soul. I think every beginner should learn to play a decent 12 bar blues.

  10. Ashlynn

    I’m loving figuring out “Keep Holding On”. I love that song.


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