Songs Easy Songs to Play on Guitar  

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If you're just getting started on playing the guitar, finding a few easy songs to learn and play can help you get a good feel as you pick up the basics. Of course, you may want to brush up on your chords and scales first, but there's nothing wrong with jumping right in and learning how to play some of the easiest classics. Whether you just want to channel your favorite guitarist or you're trying to impress your crush with a few tasty licks, you can try some of the easy guitar songs we all get started on. In the list below, you'll find a number of great songs for beginners. 

As you'll see, some of these simple songs will involve just a few basic chords, while others use some light fret work and individual string picking. This will come down to preference, really. If you're slow on transitioning chords, try some of the picking songs—and vice versa. From "Horse with No Name" by America to Green Day's "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)", there are plenty of awesome and easy guitar songs to get started on—so get going!

Help others pick the best songs to learn on guitar and vote up your favorites, or those you find easiest to play. You can also vote songs down, and add new ones to the list—just keep them simple. 

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The Beatles
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Guns N' Roses
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Van Morrison
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Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Creedence Clearwater Revival
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Simon and Garfunkel
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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
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Alanis Morissette
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Soul Asylum
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The Troggs
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Semisonic
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Bob Marley & The Wailers, Bob Marley
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Wonderwall Oasis
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Another One Bites The Dust is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Easy Songs to Play on Guitar
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Coldplay
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Lady Antebellum
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Crazy Little Thing Called Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Easy Songs to Play on Guitar
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Tom Petty
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The Cranberries