10 Simple Acoustic Guitar Songs

Learning to play 10 simple acoustic guitar songs is easy, as long you know what songs to look for. Some of these songs can be considered as great classics. It would come in handy during parties and gatherings where a guitar is available, and would probably give you an edge over the chicks roaming around the vicinity. Whether you want to learn these simple acoustic songs for the pleasure of it or as an arsenal of macho points during dates, these songs will surely be a great pleasure to play:

  1. “Yellow” by Coldplay – This song uses only three chords with several sustained chords. You need a capo to play it easily. This one is great song to sing and play with a guitar; the pitch and melody is groovy enough, and does not require any plucking or complicated picking. It’s also very popular.

  2. “Hey there Delilah” by the Plain White T’s – The “watch me I’m a sensitive man” song that will surely grab women’s attention. This song is simple and beautiful. The original version is plucked, but a beginner can definitely play this by just strumming the chords. Beautiful lyrics too.

  3. “Mr. Tambourine Man” by Bob Dylan – This song is a classic that has been covered by so many musicians. It only uses several chords; D, G, A and Em. All these chords are not bar chords, so it’ll be pretty easy to play. Pay attention to you singing though since Dylan’s phrasing is unique.

  4. “Losing my Religion” by REM – Yes, one of the most beautiful songs by REM is an easy piece to play on your guitar. You need to practice a little to make sure you’ll hit the F chord properly, but aside from that this song is pretty easy.

  5. “Realize” By Colbie Caillat – Another song that needs a capo, but pretty easy to play. Place your capo on the 6th fret and start with a G chord. Some of the chords are modified, so you need proper tabs to make sure you’re making the right sound.

  6. “A Horse with No Name” by America – Another classic. Although the riff in the intro is a bit complicated, strumming this song in an acoustic guitar doesn’t require any advance skills.

  7. “Hurt” by Nine Inch Nails – you should look for the Johnny Cash acoustic version and listen to it before trying this one out since the original is pretty complicated and heavy for a beginner. This is a very good song to play when you’re a bit under the weather.

  8. “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt – Need we say more? This is one of the songs here in our top 10 that you definitely need to learn if you want to grab that chick’s attention. It has a few complicated chords, but still easy to play once you get to learn the proper bass notes.

  9. “Leaving on a Jet Plane” by John Denver – A straight to the point, easy to play and sing love song. It has four main chords; G, C, Am, and D7.

  10. “Redemption Song” by Bob Marley – One of Marley’s best songs, it follows the same family chord as “Leaving on a Jet Plane” and doesn’t have any bar chords. Best line: “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.” This is a very good song to play when you’re in the mood for a little groove.

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