The acoustic guitar is one of the most popular instruments because of how versatile it can be, and can be played no matter what skill level you’re at. Experts can rock out with complicated riffs and tablature, while those who are more mellow can play some simple chords.
This idea is echoed in modern music. There are challenging pieces and tunes, while there are simple and easy songs that grace the radio.
Joshua here, and today we’re going to look at some of the easier songs to play on the acoustic guitar. Whether you’re a beginner or just like to take it slow, here will be some music for you to play around the campfire or with your friends.
Plain White T’s- Hey There Delilah
This is a classic summer song that’s as lovely as it is catchy. Its hopeful message about love overcoming all challenges strikes a chord with each and every one of us.
Luckily for us guitarists, it’s also a very easy tune to play. Operating in the key of D, the chords are as follows: D, G, A, B minor, and F# minor. The strumming is fairly easy as well, playable either with basic picking or fingerstyle.
Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama
This song is like a rite of passage for all budding guitar players. You’ll be hard pressed to find a single guitarist that can’t play a single lick of this popular hit. And looking at the chords, it’s easy to see why! Using only a G, C, and D if you just stick to strumming, you’ll be backing up your friends on this song in no time! But I would also encourage you to learn that ever so sweet riff.
Check out this lesson on that classic LYNYRD SKYNYRD SONG
The biggest piece of advice I can give when learning to play this music is to never give up. Always keep pushing forward as you learn your six string!
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