If this sounds familiar then this article is for you. Yes, learning how to play guitar is challenging, but it can also be quite rewarding—and, as in my case, life changing. The problem that most beginners have is strumming chords in time and then successfully switching from one chord to the next.
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Last Updated on: April 24, by Klaus Crow. Make sure you practice the chords and switching between chords for each song thoroughly. It will benefit your playing. Some of the songs in the list below are played with a Capo. The capo is commonly used to raise the pitch and change the key of a song while still using the same open chord fingerings, but a capo makes it also possible to play a different set of chords for a song which makes the song easier to play while still remaining in the original key of the song. This is a common thing in guitar playing and guitar players do it all the time, not just beginners. Professional singer songwriters use the capo frequently so they can sing in a particular key but still use the beautiful sounds and possibilities of open chord fingerings.
Since many songs utilize only 2 or 3 major chords, it is easy to pick up these songs when playing. A beginner guitarist should start with easy songs such as these. Make those mistakes, learn from them and figure out how to make them sound better. It will take some time so be patient. C Major Chord. D Major Chord. G Major Chord. The numbers correspond with your fingers, showing you where they go on the fret and on what strings. There are many songs you can start with that will help you learn how to switch between chords with more ease as you learn to play.
Are you tired of playing the same Happy Birthday tune over and over again? Worry not. Below are lists of some of the easiest and fun songs that you can play on your guitar from oldies to chart-toppers. Divided into two sections, with and without capo. Click the song title to view the complete song with lyrics and chords. Sunday Morning — Maroon 5. Free Bird — Lynyrd Skynyrd. Forget You — Cee Lo Green. Diamonds — Rihanna.