10 Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners with Guitar Chords

When you’re first learning how to play the guitar, the best thing you can do is practice learning a new song. However, it can be hard to find easy guitar songs for beginners when you’re first starting because you don’t know which songs are easy to learn on guitar and which ones aren’t.

Here’s my collection of some easy guitar songs for beginners that you can pick up right away when you are learning how to play the guitar. There’s a mix of some new pop songs and older classics in this list.

I’ve also written up the chords and lyrics. Click on a song to see the video, chords, and lyrics.

Top 5 Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners

1.) Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver
2.) Free Falling by Tom Petty
3.) Yellow by Coldplay
4.) Come On Get Higher by Matt Nathanson
5.) Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynard

More Easy Guitar Songs for Beginners

6.) Clocks by Coldplay
7.) Teardrops On My Guitar by Taylor Swift
8.) Lost by Coldplay
9.) Realize by Colbie Caillat
10.) You’re Beautiful by James Blunt

When you get through these, be sure to check out five more easy guitar songs for beginners!

What songs are you learning how to play? What easy guitar songs for beginners 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. Blue

    I’m going to begin with Lost – Coldplay.
    I got my guitar three days ago, I know the chords to the song, but I’m having trouble transitioning from one chord to another so fast!
    I HOPE I’ll be able to learn this soon. I really want my first song to be a Coldplay one.
    Any tips ?

    • James

      Yeah! Try changing just one finger for each chord so start off just changing the first finger to another chord then the second, then try both together and keep working through the fingers. thats what i did and i can play lots of chords together now.

      Hope this helps.


  2. hey guys, i’d recommend The Only Exception or When It Rains, both by Paramore. Search for non-capo versions :)

  3. lou

    hey great site , however the video commercials are extremely annoying.

  4. Another thing about beginners and capos is that it might make it easier for them. Its easier to hold the strings down with a capo and the frets are closer together so it;s easier to reach the notes.

  5. yeliab

    could u please send me all the songs and should’t smoke on the warter be one of the easy songs


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