Best songs for beginner...

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  1. Note

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    Hi. Maybe somebody can recommend good beginner songs, or other stuff to learn on acoustic guitar? I'm talking about easy to play, good sounding, sing while playing, feel pleasure to repeat, repeat, and repeat, not shame to play in public, or for friends, good rhythmics, not only struming, but also fingerpicking and etc... If there is similar topic, let me know. I don't wanna end learning guitar with learning chords, and exercises, and etc...
    Thanks and sorry for english...
     
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    Whatizitman Friend of Leo's

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    Impossible without knowing what you would like to learn.

    The best beginner songs are your favorite songs. You already know the rhythm and melody in your head. You just need to learn the chords and an appropriate strumming pattern. Plus, it's far more motivating to learn songs you want to learn, versus what someone tells you.

    Tell you what. List five of your favorite musicians, bands, songwriters, etc.... here. If anyone recognizes them they can give you some suggestions more tailored to you.
     
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    Burel Ives
     
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    One of my favourites acoustic guitar songs by Beatles - Here comes the sun. Also I like Tommy Emmanuel style, don't like bare notes, I prefer fullness of melody. Maybe I please and ask a lot for beginner... Maybe I should learn scales, harmonics, etc. and try to improvise?
     
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    Dead Flowers by the Rolling Stones. It's three simple open chords - D, A, G

    Use the same three chords to play Knockin' on Heaven's Door - G, D, A.
     
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    Hi LT. You answered your own question. Can you get a Beatles song book with chords, lyrics, and a melody line where you live? Almost anything Beatles can be fun to strum along with. Then as you get better you can begin to mix a little lead line in. Here Comes the Sun is a good strum along with an intro that you can learn later. Listen to early Beatles. She Loves You can work the same way. It's a great strum along and after you're more comfortable playing you can add some of George's riffs. Practice scales every day but devote the most time to playing what you like. You'll learn harmonies as you learn how to use chords. Once you can play simple riffs and lead lines by ear, you'll be able to start trying to improvise. Don't rush and get discouraged because you can't improvise like a jazz guitarist. Maybe that'll come. Maybe it won't. Keep playing and have fun with it and you'll naturally gravitate to what you want to try next. Can you get lessons where you live? Lessons will really help you progress. Just make sure you find an instructor who wants to help you become the guitarist you want to be. Make sure he understands what music you want to learn to play.
     
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    You can get away with one chord for The Beat Goes On, any key you like.
     
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    As Tears Go By - the Rolling Stones
    Something more bluesy: Love In Vain (again the Stones)

    Both are easy, you can play softly or sing dirty, and they can be strummed or picked to your preference.
     
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    Perhaps leave Tommy for a while - he's more advanced than what it sounds like you're looking for at the moment.
     
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    Three Little Birds by Bob Marley (don’t worry, bout a thing) is super easy and addictive. A, D and E. Finger pick and arpeggio to your heart’s content.
     
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    Pick easy 3 chord songs you really like, you must love them because you will need to play them thousands of times to get good at them..
     
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    Knocking is G D Am / G D C..
    Can't you see by MTB is D C G. It has finger picking and strumming works with singing.
     
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    https://www.justinguitar.com/songs

    Or pick a song you'd like to play and search YouTube for a lesson. It seems as if just about every song ever recorded has a video lesson on YouTube.
     
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    Stand By Me - G Em C D if I recall correctly... Easy to play.
     
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    The Eagles are another good choice for tons of songs that are mostly easy to play-and EVERYBODY is familiar with the hits.
     
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    You could try the following.



    Or my preferred version.

     
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    Frodebro is right about Eagles: Take it Easy; Peaceful Easy Feeling; Tequila Sunrise; all good to learn. Then advance to ABB's Melissa, work thru the entire History album [America's Greatest Hits]; then you'll be ready to play 1980s music! Eventually you'll discover the joys of bluegrass, start listing to stuff that predates the Eagles by 50 years, discover Doc Watson, Tony Rice and Norman Blake , and end up wondering whether it's the D-18 or the D-28 that's the tele of acoustic guitars...
     
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    Still in our set list at 60 ( especially when you can add something of yourself/band to the tune)
    A good song is a good song!
     
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    I play Bad Moon Rising with these three chords too.
     
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    People Get Ready
    This Land is Your Land
    Iko Iko
    Mr. Tamborine Man
    ...are all simple songs using 3 or fewer easy to play chords.
     
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