Top 5 Easy Guitar Tabs for Beginners

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Before you try your hands at tabs such as Johnny B Goode and Master of Puppets it’s important to get to grips with easy tabs that either use repetitive plucking so you can focus on your finger positioning or use chords so that you can focus on your plucking hand.

If you’re not sure how to read tablature (tabs) then check out our handy tutorial here.

1. The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals

It sounds pretty impressive as it is quite fast but the plucking pattern stays the same throughout the song with the A string being played then a down up motion from G, B, E to B to G again. Leaving you to just concentrate on moving your left hand into the appropriate chord formation (or right hand if you’re left handed).

You can find the tabs for House of the Rising Sun here.

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house of the rising sun


2. Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s

Another song where you keep the same repetitive plucking movement of the D string followed by the G & the B string being played at the same time so you just need to focus on the chord changes 🙂 which is D, F#m, Bm, G and A for the verse and just D and Bm for the chorus!

You can find the tabs for Hey There Delilah here


3. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

You only need to pluck the D and the G string in this song with the G string always being on the (9th fret so you only need to think about the D string! Simples!

You can find the guitar tabs for Chasing Cars here.


4. Come As You Are – Nirvana

A classic tab to learn on the guitar. It’s very good practice for finger plucking plus it sounds cool!

You can find the guitar tabs for Come As You Are here.


5. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

Slightly harder than the others but good simple practice for moving your fingers up an down the fret-board.“>Find the guitar tabs for Ain’t No Sunshine here.


Remember practice makes perfect! Don’t expect to be able to play these songs perfectly the first time you try!

Why not try out the practice mode in our Premium package – we listen to you play and give you an overall grade at the end of the song so you can track your progress and keep and eye on the areas you find hard!

Like this blog post? Check out our top 10 Easy Guitar Songs to learn with chords blog.



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