4 Easy and Fun Songs for Beginners to Play on the Guitar

Did you know that some of your favorite hits by your favorite artists are actually really simple to play on the guitar? Come along and discover four amazing songs for new players.

Stand by Me – Ben E. King

This is a smooth and classic song, easy to play on the guitar. It came out in 1960 and, to this day, almost everyone knows it. It is easy to play because it only has four chords, which are the same throughout the entire song.

The strumming patterns are fun and will help you get better at the rhythm. And since it is so widely enjoyed, you can play it for your friends and family.


Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

This is the first song a lot of beginners learn.

It sounds good on an electric or an acoustic guitar. It’s perfect to start out because the main riff can be played on just one string. While many songs train you to move around the strings, this one is great for practicing moving your fingers on the fretboard.

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

For this song, you’ll only have to play three simple chords. Needless to say, Shake It Off is a huge hit that people of all ages love. You can play with just two fingers and the chords are always the same throughout the song. The strumming pattern is simple, fun and pleasing.

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

This is another perfect song for beginners. The chords are easy and remain the same all the way through to the end of the song. It’s not very fast to play but the patterns are still quite interesting and different.
With time and practice, you’ll get to master these four suggestions.