If you’re going to play an emotionally charged song, you can’t hide behind a single strumming pattern. Comfortably Numb is one of the highlight songs from Pink Floyd’s The Wall and we have arranged it for a single guitar, using many strumming and crosspicking techniques we’ve gone over in our Guitar Noise Podcast series.
This is an easy, yet slightly challenging take on a familiar strumming/picking pattern featuring a Rolling Stones song that you’ll be playing well in no time at all.
We are going to use this classic Beatles song to get started on barre chords and learn a cool little guitar riff. Plus we will add in another walking bassline.
This is another Easy Songs lesson that is geared to the close to absolute beginner. We’ll take basic chords that we already can play, add a very simple strumming / picking pattern and before you can say lunatic you’ll be playing a very cool song.
Here’s another Easy Song for Beginners’ Lesson, using our continued study of walking bass lines to help us create an arrangement where the bass line also helps us move the song along by shadowing the melody. Once the basics are in place, you can make the rest of the arrangement as simple or as complicated as you’d like.
David returns to the pages of Guitar Noise with another Easy Song for Beginners lesson. Work on your chord changes and strumming with not one, but two great country classics.
This is a back to basics lesson, taking a simple, two-chord song and focusing on changing chords and strumming. You’ll also get a practical introduction to slash chords and, if you still need more to learn, there are a couple of fun and easy riffs for you to add.
Here’s proof that David knows some songs written in the last few years! And while it’s a very easy song to learn, he does have to go and throw some lesson material in such as drones and moveable chord voicings (and capos!) and such. Oh, and it’s in open C# tuning!
Let’s kick off this year’s Easy Songs for Beginners Lessons with a classic Neil Young tune. Have fun learning something about chord voicing, strumming, Drop D tuning and even a little ear training on the side. Plus, we’ve a bonus MP3 especially for all you twelve-string guitar players!
You’ll learn the basics of this song so quickly that I had to throw in a lot of fun and challenging stuff. Let’s put your chord melody training to good use and create an instrumental to include in this easy arrangement. Plus, pick up some new chords and a bit of theory while you’re at it!