The best CAGED guitar chords songs for beginners blog post helps you play songs that apply what you have been learning so far in your online guitar lessons journey. There are 5 songs that cover different styles of music but share similar characteristics.
Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
Recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival it has pleased crowds and performing musicians everywhere. One reason is the simple chord structure for the verse and the chorus. Following a I – IV – V chord progression makes whatever key you play it in pretty easy for most musicians regardless of skill level. Although it’s a sad tale of the band breaking up, it’s a fairly easy song to learn.
Take Me Home Country Roads
This song is one of John Denver’s earliest hits. It became one of the greatest hits from the 70s singer-songwriter genre. Both audiences and guitar players love it. Chords change a little less frequently, over one or two measures, making it easier to play and less complicated than some of its bluegrass-sounding “cousins”. Playing this song is the surest way to get a crowd of people to sing along.
Big Yellow Taxi
Fun to play – and able to make newer guitar players sound like they’re not, Joni Mitchell writes about losing things we sometimes take for granted. The E chord drone is what makes this song so fun to play. Its unique sound is due to the E and B strings droning openly while playing the main E chord on the 7th fret.
All of Me
A jazz standard made famous by Frank Sinatra, this is a great song to add to a beginning guitar player’s repertoire. The rhythm bounces along adding a light-hearted feeling when you play it. The chords do not change too quickly making it easier to learn than other jazz songs.
You Are My Sunshine
“You Are My Sunshine” was first released in 1939. Its cheery melody and melancholy lyrics make it a timeless message regardless of which artist performs it. Just 3 chords make it a beginner’s choice to learn on the guitar. The I – IV – V chord progression makes it easy to adapt to whoever is singing it.
The best CAGED guitar chords songs for beginners helps you review what you’ve learned by providing 5 songs and a video showing how to play along.