If you're anything like me, you love learning new songs on guitar.
You get to play the epic riffs of your heroes, and rock out as you make an imaginary crowd go wild! It's so much fun.
It's also super important for your development as a player. You can learn all the techniques, theory and scales you want, but unless you're learning how people make music with it, it's useless. You gotta learn songs! Lots of 'em.
That's why we've put together this HUMONGOUS list of 53 epic rock songs you can learn right now. Featuring everyone from The Rolling Stones and T.Rex to Metallica, Van Halen, Kings of Leon and more, it's the ultimate resource for improving your playing - and having a load of fun doing it.
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As a beginner rock/metal guitar player it can be difficult to find easy songs. There's always a fast riff, fancy fill or complex chord to get in your way.
After all, lots of famous rock players - Eddie Van Halen, Uli Jon Roth and Ritchie Blackmore being a few - are virtuosos. They set out to show off their skill, not hide it! This makes it hard to find easy
rock songs to play.
With this list, that problem is a problem no more. There are easy rock songs out there - and here are over fifty of them that you can learn today! They've all been chosen based on three criteria:
- Great sound
- they've gotta be good songs. It's got to inspire you when you play it.
- Easy to learn
- they've got to be simple and easy to learn, so that you can master them and be rocking out by this evening!
- Work on key skills
- they've each gotta work on a particular "key skill" of guitar playing, so you can get good progress. This could be chord changes, barring, or picking technique, for example. There's a song for every skill!
There's something for everyone here, whether you're a classic rocker or a fan of more recent acts like Kings of Leon, Lenny Kravitz and Foo Fighters. Every song features a link to a high-quality tab, a link to the song, and tips on how to play and learn it more effectively.
Let's get started!
Note: We haven't included the solos in the "easy" difficulty rating of these songs. Have fun jamming to the rhythm guitar parts, and have a go at conquering the solos when you feel ready.
One More Thing...
So you've looked through the list and you’ve got your favourite song. The tab is in front of you, and you’re ready to learn.
You get started, but it’s harder than you thought. Much harder. What do you do?
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We've organised the songs by artist, so you can go straight to the song you want to learn. Just click on the artist to be taken to their songs: