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.
Here’s our selection of the easiest guitar songs to practice!
5. 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).
4. 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!
3. 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!
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
The 16-measure guitar solo by John Frusciante on this song is one of the most played by beginners. It’s slow but really fun to play and uses various techniques.
You can find the sheet music for Californication here.
1) Hedwig’s Theme
Where would this list be without some Harry Potter magic?
Download the guitar sheet music for Hedwig’s Theme at Jellynote.
So there we have it.
5 relatively simple tunes to play on the guitar!
Remember practice makes perfect! Don’t expect to be able to play these songs perfectly the first time you try!
The Jellynote Team x