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Important Beginner Guides

Easy Chords Guide

How To Read Guitar Chordboxes


Believe it or not, beginner guitarists can play almost any song, but the secret is this: The song must be ‘arranged’ in such a way that a beginner can play it.

Standard chords are too hard for beginners to play, so we need to tweak the chord voicings to make them easier to play.

Of course, KNOWING which voicings to use is not something that a beginner guitarist would know! So that’s why I’ve taken the time to create these beginner songsheets for you. (These are popular songs, arranged in easy-to-play ways that make the minimum compromises in sound quality.)

Easy Songs

‘A-Team’ by Ed Sheeran
‘Another One Bites The Dust’ by Queen
‘Bad Moon Rising’ by Creedence Clearwater Revival
‘Brown Eyed Girl’ by Van Morrison
‘Get Lucky’ by Daft Punk
‘If You Wanna’ by The Vaccines
‘Let Her Go’ by Passenger
‘Lucky Man’ by The Verve
‘Radioactive’ by Imagine Dragons
‘Seven Nation Army’ by The White Stripes
‘The Drugs Don’t Work’ by The Verve

Open the songsheets folder and learn these tracks

Medium-difficulty songs

‘500 Miles’ by The Proclaimers
‘A Thousand Trees’ by Stereophonics
‘All My Loving’ by The Beatles
‘Angie’ by The Rolling Stones
‘Brown Sugar’ by the Rolling Stones
‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’ by The Libertines
‘Folsom Prison Blues’ by Johnny Cash
‘Help!’ by The Beatles
‘Hotel California’ by The Eagles
‘Live Forever’ by Oasis
‘Nothing Else Matters’ by Mettallica
‘Redemption Song’ by Bob Marley
‘Should I Stay Or Should I Go’ by The Clash
‘Sweet Home Alabama’ by Lynyrd Skynrd
‘(Good Riddance) Time Of Your Life’ by Green Day

Open the songsheets folder and learn these tracks

Harder songs

‘Back In Black’ by ACDC
‘Before I Fall To Pieces’ by Razorlight
‘Dakota’ by Stereophonics
‘Fast Car’ by Tracey Chapman
‘Half The World Away’ by Oasis
‘Harvest Moon’ by Neil Young
‘Ho Hey’ by The Lumineers
‘I’ve Seen It All’ by Jake Bugg
‘Losing My Religion’ by REM

Open the songsheets folder and learn these tracks


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