For those of you who like to play old school country, we prepared a list of easiest George Strait songs on guitar. No Taylor Swift’s “pop-y” sounds here.
George Strait is a singer and songwriter who left an important mark on country music genre. In times when the country music started to flirt openly with pop and other genres, Strait was one of the rare artists who decided to go back to its roots. This proved to be a successful strategy since Strait went on to become one of the best-selling music acts in history. As a matter of fact, when it comes to the best-selling music artists in the United States, George Strait ranks 12th. Unfortunately, Strait retired from touring, so if you didn’t catch him live until now, you probably won’t get a chance to do so in the future.
I personally think that country songs are ideal for beginners. Before you attack me, I am sure that there are plenty of country songs that would challenge the most experienced guitar player, but one of the appeals of the country music is the simplicity. There are not as many riffs and solos like there are in the rock music, chords are mostly basic ones and their progression is simple. Just take a look at these 11 Super Easy Country Guitar Songs for Beginners and you will see what I am talking about. George Strait didn’t change the recipe that already works. His songs are catchy, tell a story and use few chords. As you will see from our list, the songs all work around 3 or 4 chords. However, remember that lots of patience and practice is needed to get accustomed to fast strumming and complicated chords change in some songs.
In order to create our list of easiest George Strait songs on guitar, we decided to use the Ultimate Guitar as our starting point. We browsed through the collection of George Strait’s songs that were labeled as having “novice” level of difficulty. Only those that were ranked with 5 stars in terms of accuracy were considered. Then, we handpicked the songs that require basic chords alongside a small number of them and used simple progression. The ones that won’t make you sweat too much entered the list. We also included the links to chords, so you can start learning with just one click. Note that for some songs, you will require a capo, but that is standard equipment if you want to play country. Let’s begin.