Best Beginner Guitar Songs to Make you a Rock Star

September 25, 2016

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Best Beginner Guitar Songs

Today’s post is going to go through some of the best beginner guitar songs. Some songs are fully playable to a beginner, and others are not. For some songs, you will just learn certain riffs, and for others you will be able to learn the whole song. You’ll feel like a rockstar in no time. Let’s get right to it.

You'll feel like a Rock star after learning these beginner songs

In Flames live at Ramfest, Johannesburg (10/03/12)

#1 Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple

EVERYBODY learns this riff when they get their first guitar. This riff is really simple to learn, even I could explain to you how to play it. You won’t be able to play the whole song but you’ll have learned your first rock riff once you learn this one. Anybody will tell you that this is the best beginner guitar song to learn. Learn this one here.

#2 Iron Man by Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath has some of the best beginner guitar songs

This song is pretty simple to learn and it will be the first metal song you can learn. This is a great song to learn power chords. The main riff has a little part where you have to slide power chords and this part will probably challenge you as a beginner. This is one of the songs that will probably get you excited to play guitar. It will make you feel like you’re making progress and that’s the goal. As a beginner, the hardest part is sticking to playing guitar and committing even though you feel like you can’t do anything. This is another song that you will just be learning the main riff for, the solos are more for an intermediate player. This is still one of the best beginner guitar songs. You can learn this one here .

#3 Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana (full song)

Nirvana best guitar song for beginners

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This is the first full song that I learned. This is definitely a song that you can learn fully. I learned every part of this song with only a couple of weeks of guitar experience. I learned smoke on the water, iron man, and then I went straight into learning this song fully. The solo is easy enough for you to learn with only a couple of weeks of experience, it can easily be the first solo you learned. It was the first solo I learned. Learn it here.

#4 Sunshine of Your Love by Cream

Another song that I learned as a beginner. This makes you feel pretty good to learn. You won’t be able to play the solo yet but you can definitely learn the main riff as a beginner. Learn this one here. If you want to sound like Eric Clapton, you might need a stratocaster and a great amp.

#5 Breaking the Law by Judas Priest (full song)

Judas Priest Breaking the Law best beginner guitar song

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This Judas Priest song is another one of those songs that’ll just make you feel like you’re a rock-star. This open string engaging riff is pretty easy to learn even for a beginner amd you might be able to learn the whole song.  Learn it here.

#6 Blitzkreig Bop by the Ramones (full song)

This one is going to challenge you. It’s a pretty fast paced song that incorporates power chords at a pretty fast pace. You’ll definitely feel pretty punk after you learn this one. Learn it here.
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