The Return of Easy Songs for Beginners

I’m really excited to announce the return of Easy Songs for Beginners. We now have a license agreement to use copyrighted lyrics and melodies in these specific songs. Over the next few months we’re going to bring back some your favorite easy song lessons and also start adding brand new ones! The best part is it’s not going to cost you anything.

There are all sorts of websites, apps, books and videos for learning guitar. How many of them really teach guitar the way you want to learn? Most of you probably picked up the guitar because you wanted to play songs. Even if you’re already in a band or really just want to write your own songs you’ve still got to start somewhere.

This is where Guitar Noise’s Easy Songs for Beginners come in.

I started this website back when I was a beginner myself. I wanted something that would really help me learn guitar. I couldn’t find what I was looking for so I created the kind of website I would want to use. From there it grew into a passion project and all these years later I still haven’t given up on it.

As the site grew in popularity and new friends came onto the scene, we wound up shaping our teaching style around your feedback. The Guitar Noise Easy Songs for Beginners lessons grew out of that. I’d never even seen an easy song for beginners lesson before David sent me the first one, “Horse with No Name,” over ten years ago. Instead of simply giving someone the lyrics and the chords (the tablature sites do), David’s lessons gave you step by step instructions on both what to do and why. And the quality of instruction of his lessons is still, in my opinion, among the best you can get on the Internet, free or otherwise.

And you obviously thought so, too. The feedback we received from you told us right away that we were really connecting with guitarists on a level they wanted. The divide between the teaching side of the Internet and yours started getting smaller.

Finally, we can continue doing that again.

We plan on adding new lessons every month. For those with song requests, please bear in mind that these lessons take a long time to put together. A tremendous amount of work goes into making something that goes well beyond a tabbed out version of the song. Our goal with these lessons has always been to teach you things that will work in other songs you play. Copyright agreements have to be worked out on a song by song basis, so now we also have the extra step of getting the music publishers, and in some cases the songwriters, on board to share their music. We’ve certainly got our work cut out for us.

This has been a long time coming and we can’t thank you enough for both your patience and support. It thrills me to know that there are people out there playing guitar – people who might have given up or not succeeded without this site.

If you ever find yourself playing one of these songs, whether it’s for your roommate or an entire room full of strangers, please be kind to us and let them know where you learned it.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.