The Acoustic Guitar Forum  

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > PLAY

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-06-2012, 07:32 AM
StevenF StevenF is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 94
Default My First Guitar Song - Over 100 Easy Guitar Songs

Hi everyone!

When I started playing the guitar I was constantly trying to think of songs I could play, which weren't too difficult. It meant listening to songs within my music library and then looking for the tabs to see how difficult the song was to play, only to find out that they were to difficult for my ability. So, to try and save new guitar players from doing the same, I have made a website which lists over 100 easy guitar songs for beginners.

http://www.myfirstguitarsong.com/

I will no doubt add more songs/tabs to the list in the future. I hope you find it useful!

Also, if there are any songs you think should be added to the list, please let me know and I will do so. Feel free to share with anyone you like!

Last edited by StevenF; 02-06-2012 at 01:43 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-06-2012, 10:24 AM
naccoachbob naccoachbob is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Nacogdoches, Tx
Posts: 545
Default

Steven,
Thanks for the site.
Bob

Last edited by naccoachbob; 02-06-2012 at 12:35 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-06-2012, 11:01 AM
carl365 carl365 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Questionable California
Posts: 97
Default

Also, if you Google "public domain guitar music" (or whatever instrument), you'll find many sites with hundreds of songs, many complete with notation, lyrics, chords and TABS.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-06-2012, 12:25 PM
phxguy phxguy is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 282
Default

StevenF, that is a great idea! I might suggest "A Pirate Looks At Forty" by Jimmy Buffet. It is an easy song and the Jack Johnson version is really nice. "Catch the Wind" by Donovan is also I nice easy song and very recognizable.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-06-2012, 02:33 PM
chaoscat1 chaoscat1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 11
Default

This link doesn't connect to a real website, but to some yahoo search site.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-06-2012, 06:15 PM
StevenF StevenF is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 94
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaoscat1 View Post
This link doesn't connect to a real website, but to some yahoo search site.
That's strange, it works fine for me. Are you using the link in the first post?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-07-2012, 11:51 AM
itself itself is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 1,953
Default

Very nice! Just one small suggestion...you might consider removing James Taylors Fire and Rain. His music requires a lot of technique that a beginner has not developed yet.
__________________
Lisa


Phoenix Guitar Co. Classical Guitar Claro Walnut/Cedar with Cat Paw Soundholes
Rainsong FLE-Gloss Shorty
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-07-2012, 01:41 PM
StevenF StevenF is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 94
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by itself View Post
Very nice! Just one small suggestion...you might consider removing James Taylors Fire and Rain. His music requires a lot of technique that a beginner has not developed yet.
Thank for your input! I will have a look at that tomorrow when I have access to a computer.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-07-2012, 01:46 PM
StevenF StevenF is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 94
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by phxguy View Post
StevenF, that is a great idea! I might suggest "A Pirate Looks At Forty" by Jimmy Buffet. It is an easy song and the Jack Johnson version is really nice. "Catch the Wind" by Donovan is also I nice easy song and very recognizable.
I'll a wee look at that tomorrow and add it to the list! If anyone has any other suggestion please feel free to comment!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-09-2012, 11:53 AM
GuitarPhan GuitarPhan is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Midwest-ish
Posts: 211
Default

Cool! Very helpful; a good list. Just FYI, you have (Take Me Home) Country Roads on there twice, and "Free Fallin'" listed twice - the second being by John Mayer.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-09-2012, 06:47 PM
StevenF StevenF is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 94
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GuitarPhan View Post
Cool! Very helpful; a good list. Just FYI, you have (Take Me Home) Country Roads on there twice, and "Free Fallin'" listed twice - the second being by John Mayer.
Thanks! I decided to put both versions in; John Mayer fingerpicking and Tom Petty a strumming version. I'll sort out Country Roads tomorrow and try get the others added!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-09-2012, 07:06 PM
mc1's Avatar
mc1 mc1 is offline
<--- that's a rosette!!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: nova scotia
Posts: 8,376
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chaoscat1 View Post
This link doesn't connect to a real website, but to some yahoo search site.
Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenF View Post
That's strange, it works fine for me. Are you using the link in the first post?
it's really a bunch of links to stuff at tabs.ultimate-guitar.com, isn't it? the value you are adding is to try and pull out the popular, easy songs, corrrect?
__________________
recently completed: scooby doo theme
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-10-2012, 04:17 AM
StevenF StevenF is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 94
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mc1 View Post
it's really a bunch of links to stuff at tabs.ultimate-guitar.com, isn't it? the value you are adding is to try and pull out the popular, easy songs, corrrect?

Exactly. It's designed to stop people spending hours of searching the internet for easy songs or beginner guitar tabs. Instead, just visit the website, look for a song you know, and get the tabs!

I was going to start including some links to some YouTube lessons, do you think that would be a good idea?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-11-2012, 08:09 AM
StevenF StevenF is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 94
Default

I've update the list with ~10 more easy guitar songs.

Does anyone have any suggestions with regards to the way they are listed? Should I separate them into categories, genres etc.. or just leave them the way they are at the moment?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-15-2012, 06:48 PM
JBethany JBethany is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 75
Default

Anyone notice that Johnny Cash never really said what three chords his friend showed him after buying his guitar. However, B7, A, E, and D seem to pop up in all his songs. haha. He sure loved him a B7 chord.
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > PLAY

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Loading

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=