By J. Nicholls - Best guitar advisor
What all beginners should be looking for is a song that is easy to strum to. With a beginner guitar, you do not want a complex song that you cannot handle. Later on, as you advance, get an great acoustic guitar. Find a song that is easy to play. Also, get a song that will not give you such a hard time switching cords. Below is a compilation of songs you can easily strum to as you get in more guitar practice.
Song 1: Lazy Song By Bruno Mars
A simple, relaxed song that is perfect for guitar playing. It is slowly making it one of the best choices to start with. With its gentle rhythm, you will not have a hard time playing this one.
Song 2: Thinking Out Loud By Ed Sheeran
The best instrumental version you can come up with for this song is by guitar.
This is because the guitar is powerful and at the same time soft ensuring the vocals are not over-powered while still preserving the song's flow and rhythm.
Song 3: Love Yourself By Justin Bieber
The saxophone beats in this song can be easily replaced by a guitar. As you play this song you will find that it is quite enjoyable and fun to play.
It has an easy flow that will ensure you can comfortably and smoothly play it.
And of course being a Justin Bieber song this one is a must play for all beginner guitarists out there.
Song 4: All Of Me By John Legend
This is an amazing song which you can easily keep up with.
The slow jam gives you ample time to switch from one chord to another hence giving you the necessary playing field to better this skill.
The fact that I am a sucker for love too also earns this song more bonus points.
Song 5: Seven Years Old By Lucas Graham
Slow beats in this song makes it perfect for you, a beginner, to practice with. It gets a bit heavy at the climax but the only way to learn how to do something is by practicing.
This song allows you to explore playing different chords without taking you too far out of your comfort zone.
Song 6: Let Her Go By Passenger
This is a song with simple a tempo that any beginner can comfortably play. As you strum along you will realize that this particular song will give you a sense of ease and relaxation.
Why do you ask? Because the song is easy and slow to play thereby it does not bring along the pressure of playing an up-tempo song.
Song 7: Take Me Home, Country Road (West Virginia) By Somewhere Over The Rainbow
As a country music lover, I would personally recommend you to play this song.
This song is a classic and therefore quite easy to play. With a slow and steady rhythm, you will be able to strum along effortlessly as you endeavor to make your guitar playing that much better.
Song 8: Three Little Birds By Bob Marley
This is one of the few songs you can play and not worry about chord switching. The number of times you will have to switch chords is minimal.
You can, therefore, sit back, ease up and play this song for your family and friends at summer camp without fear of messing up.
This song is bound to lift their spirits up too!
Song 9: Stay With Me By Sam Smith
Yes, this song took everyone by storm so for those who would like to test it I strongly suggest you go for it. Everything about this song suggests that it is an easy song to play. It is slow, as most love songs are. The song has proven to be not challenging to the beginners who have tried playing the song.
Song 10: Need You Now By Lady Antebellum
A lot of folks love this song and for a good reason too. Everyone can sing along to it. A song that you can easily sing along to is also easy to play.
Apart from the love of the song I highly recommend this one to all beginners as a sure way of gaining guitar playing mastery.
Song 11: Chasing Cars By Snow Patrol
Despite what the name ‘chasing cars' may suggest this is, in fact, a laid-back song that you can jam to.
With right guitar for you playing this song will not be in the least bit difficult due to the nature of the song.
Song 12: Rude By Magic
With the rock and reggae fusion done to this song, it won the hearts of many.
As a beginner, you will want to play this song due to its simple nature. It is quite the groovy song and as a result, it gives you a tremendous time as you jam and rock to it.
When starting out practice you need to begin with a song you know you can handle.
Do not pick out a song that you are a hundred percent sure you cannot play. If you do this you will encounter a lot of difficulties when playing and get discouraged. As a result, you may quit playing the guitar as most people have. Start small and as you keep getting better advance your music selection. Be careful not to bite more than you can chew. The list of songs above gives you a few options you can try when starting out. They will come in handy when you are not sure which songs will be suitable for you a beginner. You are not limited to them only. You can diversify your music list if you so wish to.
By J. Nicholls - http://bestguitaradvisor.com/