Have you been practicing guitar chords and have them mastered? If so, you are now probably itching to actually play something that sounds like a song that you probably have heard before. Luckily, there are a ton of different beginner guitar songs that any beginner that has their chord hand worked in to play.
Since everyone has different musical tastes, I wanted to categorize this list of songs by genre of music in order to help you choose the right beginner guitar song for you to start out with. Feel free to click inside the table of contents below to help you choose whichever song you want in the genre of your liking.
- Beginner Rock Guitar Songs For Electric Or Acoustic Guitar
- Beginner Country Guitar Songs For Acoustic Guitar
- Billy Ray Cyrus – “Achy Breaky Heart”
- Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away”
- John Denver – “Thank God I’m a Country Boy”
- Willie Nelson – “On the Road Again”
- Luke Bryan – “Country Girl”
- Keith Urban – “You’ll think of me”
- Taylor Swift – “Teardops On My Guitar”
- Traditional – “Pay Me My Money Down”
- Patsy Cline – “Crazy”
- Dolly Parton – “Jolene”
Beginner Rock Guitar Songs For Electric Or Acoustic Guitar
When I started playing guitar (and up to now almost 30 years later), my main genre of music to play is rock. As you will see, I am going to be stepping into the classic rock of the 70’s and 80’s and all the way to to the 2000’s and today. I tried to pick out songs for beginners from a number of different time frames and decades.
Also, you may want to check out these guitar effects pedals for beginners to help you get the right tone for each of these tunes. Electric guitarists may also like this article on the best amp for beginners too.
The Eagles – “Take it Easy”
Steve Miller Band – “The Joker”
ZZ Top – “Tush”
Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”
Nirvana – “Heart Shaped Box”
Pearl Jam – “Black”
Tom Petty – “American Girl”
Audioslave – “Like A Stone”
Poison – “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”
The Cars – “You Might Think”
Beginner Country Guitar Songs For Acoustic Guitar
Country music also has a lot of good beginner guitar songs to work on and learn how to play. Here are our ten favorites in this genre: