This is a Guitar Songs List that you can learn with guitar lessons given by yours truly. There is  link to lessons at the bottom of this post.

Learning Songs is a great past time that will forever be a thing as long as you’re alive. Millions of Musicians throughout time spend their time learning and singing along to songs in groups and circles as well as on their own.

This is not hard.

Difficult songs are hard,  but not all songs are difficult. You can get started right away.

 

Beginner Songs and Exercises

  • Smoke on the Water Riff and Song by Deep Purple
  • Ode to Joy Melody by Beethoven
  • Batman Theme
  • Aura Lee Folk Melody
  • C – G7 Strum Builder 1 – Down strokes qtr notes
  • G – D7 Strum Builder 2 – 8th notes
  • Eleanor Rigby – Strum Builder 3 – Strumming pattern
  • Tell O ‘ Bill – Strum Builder 4 – G Em D7
  • Syncopated Strums – Duke of Earl – G Em C D7 – 4 chords – Strum Builder 5
  • Teach Your Children
  • Marianne – Strum Builder 6
  • Pretty Woman
  • Knocking on Heavens Door by Bob Dylan
  • Sweet Home Alabama
  • You Cant Always Get What you Want
  • Wanted Dead or Alive
  • 12 bar blues guitar in G
  • (Good Golly Miss Molly, Lucile, Rave On, No Particular Place To Go)
  • American Pie
  • Wild Thing – easy power chords
  • Stand By Me – easy whole notes
  • Like a Rolling Stone Bob Dylan – Top 500 #1 Song of all time on Rolling Stone Mag
  • Strumming Exercises with Original Chords for Songwriters
  • Dragula – excellent for Strumming and Power Chord riffs
  • Wonderwall
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit Intro and Song by Nirvana
  • Fade to Black by Metallica
  • Let It Be
  • House of the Rising Sun
  • Wish You Were Here
  • Redemption Song

 

Strumming / Acoustic Songs

  • Babe I’m gonna leave you – Finger picking and acoustic
  • Dust in the Wind
  • Yesterday
  • Fire and Rain
  • Dream On – strumming version
  • Bad Moon Rising
  • Wonderwall
  • Knocking on Heavens Door
  • Wild Thing
  • Stand By Me
  • Flakes by Jack Johnson

Power Chord Songs and Riffs

  • Back in Black
  • Paint it Black
  • Feel Like Making Love
  • Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
  • The Game
  • Bullet with Butterfly Wings
  • Jailbreak Thin Lizzy
  • War Pigs
  • Paranoid
  • N.I.B
  • Cheap Sunglasses
  • We Will Rock You
  • Iron Man
  • Cocaine
  • Black Dog
  • Brain Stew – Power chords and scraping and messing w rhythm on the same chords/riff
  • Iced Earth – Dark Saga
  • Game by Motorhead
  • Lying in the Sand – Motorhead
  • The Game – Drowning Pool
  • Tear Away – Drowning Pool
  • Sevendust – Trust
  • Stained – Right Here
  • Fade to Black
  • The Day that Never Comes by Metallica
  • Man in the Box – Alice in Chains
  • Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Glycerine
  • Rock You Like A Hurricane
  • One
  • The Unforgiven
  • Dark Saga
  • Back in Black
  • Green Day
  • Crazy Train
  • Honky Tonk Women – Rolling Stones
  • Fire – Jimi
  • Simple Man
  • Enter Sandman
  • Dream On
  • Hey Joe
  • Comfortably Numb
  • Cat Scratch Fever
  • Freebird
  • More Than A Feeling
  • All Along the Watchtower
  • Margaritaville
  • Sweet Child of Mine
  • Mary Had a Little lamb by Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Black Magic Woman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Beast of Burden – Rolling Stones
  • Proud Mary – CCR
  • Come Together – The Beatles
  • Hotel California
  • Could you be loved
  • No woman no cry
  • Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
  • Smoke on the Water
  • Houses of the Holy
  • Money by Pink Floyd
  • Crazy on You by Heart
  • Down on the Corner
  • Barracuda
  • Tangerine – Led Zep
  • Us and Them Pink Floyd
  • Black Dog
  • Blitzkrieg Pop – Ramones – power chords
  • Aint talkin bout Love
  • Stairway
  • Babe Im gonna leave you
  • Sister, Sister – SRV
  • Double Trouble
  • Bad to the Bone
  • Tush
  • The Thrill is Gone

Heavy Metal Guitar Riffs, S0ngs and Solos

  • Yngwie – Arpeggios from Hell
  • Yngwie – Rising Force
  • Yngwie – I’ll See the Light Tonight
  • Metallica – Fade to Black
  • Pantera – Cowboys from Hell
  • Yesterday Dont Mean Shit
  • Cemetery Gates
  • Floods
  • South of Heaven
  • Hit The Lights
  • BYOB
  • Mastodon – Blood and Thunder
  • August Burns Red – Whitewashed and Marianas Trench
  • Iron Man – Black Sabbath
  • Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
  • Master of Puppets – Metallica
  •  Paranoid – Black Sabbath
  •  Run to the Hills – Iron Maiden
  •  Raining Blood – Slayer
  • Breaking the Law – Judas Priest
  • Ace of Spades – Motorhead
  • Holy Wars…The Punishment Due – Megadeth
  • Holy Diver – Dio
  • Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden
  • Walk – Pantera
  • The Trooper – Iron Maiden
  • Electric Funeral – Black Sabbath
  • Seek and Destroy – Metallica
  • Tornado of Souls – Megadeth
  • Peace Sells – Megadeth
  • Creeping Death – Metallica
  • Balls to the Wall – Accept
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls – Metallica
  • Painkiller – Judas Priest
  • The Fun Palace – Annihilator
  • Blood and Thunder – Mastodon
  • Metal Church – Machine Head

 

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