Easy Songs to Start (Guitar Teachers)
I get asked this quite a lot, so thought it may be worth popping a thread in here about it.
Great songs to get MOST students going, depending on their age and what the recognise. I firmly believe that they need to have some idea of the song and that way they’ll practice it – as its ‘made real in their universe’.
Seven Nation Army – one string riff and introduces G and A major chords.
Sunshine Of Your Love – cool riff, uses different fingers, and introduces 3 chords that can be played open.
Beat It – again good riff, people know it, chords can be played open. I do this in standard tuning as they wont be playing along to the track at this stage anyway.
Hold Back The River- using just the high E string, made simple. Great fo young kids.
Songbird – Oasis G and Emi7