Great Songs for Learner Guitarists

Often it can be hard for new guitarists to find popular practice pieces that are enjoyable to play and that listeners will recognise. Here are some well-known rock and pop songs that are relatively easy to learn and let students quickly develop their skills to the point where they are playing real music:

- Smoke on the Water, Deep Purple
- Chasing Cars, Snow Patrol
- Back in Black, AC/DC
- Time of Your life, Green Day
- Smells Like Teen Spirit, Nirvana
- Sunshine of Your Love, Cream
- Beat It, Michael Jackson
- One, U2
- Use Somebody, Kings of Leon
- Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd