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15 Easiest Acoustic Guitar Songs to Play for Beginners

Strum your way through this list of 15 easiest acoustic guitar songs to play for beginners, and you just might pull off the free-spirited, hippy persona.

I’ve tried my hand at both electric and acoustic guitar and cannot say that I’m very good at either. I have a tendency to quickly grow tired of things, which definitely showed through instruments as a child. I tried playing the violin, clarinet, drums, and eventually guitar before deciding to take a break from the whole learning a new instrument thing. For each one I, either took lessons or played in the middle school band, so I learned a little, but never really mastered anything. While I don’t have my guitars anymore, I can still remember a few easy guitar songs tabs by heart, to strum. Some of my favorite beginner acoustic guitar songs were (and still are) Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” and “Blackbird” by The Beatles. As far as easy rock guitar songs go, “Blackbird” is definitely a good one.

If you’re looking for easy guitar songs (acoustic), take a look at our list of the easiest folk songs to play on acoustic guitar. If you’re interested in something more along the lines of easy guitar songs for kids, easy guitar songs for beginners, summer campfire songs is sure to help.  There are tons of songs out there and, thanks to the Internet, tons of resources to help you learn. From learning easy guitar songs for beginners chords to learning the beginner tabs, there are multiple ways to pick up the skills you need.

15 Easiest Acoustic Guitar Songs to Play For Beginners

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There are plenty of song choices to learn and play on the acoustic guitar; however, the basis will always be the level of difficulty and your skills in playing the guitar. There might be songs for beginners that are not within the grasp of your capacity, so you have to choose something else much easier for your first song options. Luckily, there are “easy” songs in all kinds of genres, depending on what you are interested in. If you opt to learn the traditional way, you can always buy a songbook and support your local music store.

We compiled people’s favorite, beginner songs for you to learn with your acoustic guitar with the help of Quora, StringVibe, and Guitar Player Box. Some of the songs date way back in the 60s, which some millennials may not be familiar with, but other songs are sung by our modern singers. For this list, we’ve ranked the songs based on the chords required, so the fewer chords, the higher it has been placed on our list. Other options are found here on our list of easiest acoustic guitar songs to play. If you are quite specific on the genre, we have the best picks as well when it comes to rock, which you can find on our list of easiest acoustic rock songs to play on guitar for beginners. Never be afraid to try something new, especially learning to play a musical instrument like a guitar. You will eventually master it, with consistency in practice.

Let’s “pick” our way through our list of easiest acoustic guitar songs to play for beginners.