Learning how to play the
guitar isn't based only on learning how to strum chords but also
includes learning to play specific songs. If you're a beginner, it
may be a bit difficult to play songs on your guitar.
Here are some tips for
beginners for choosing which songs to play:
1. The best time to choose
songs and play a song is after you've mastered the basic skills of
guitar playing. You should already know how to hold a guitar, strum
and tune the guitar.
2. A beginner should be
familiar with the chords choosing a song to play. You should know
the basic chords as well as the more complicated ones before
choosing a song.
3. You must practice shifting chords before playing a song.
Practice by continuously, moving your fingers so you can learn
several different chords. This will make your fingers more flexible
when changing chords.
4. When choosing a song,
choose songs that use only basic chords or start with songs that
require only 2 or 3 chords for the entire the song.
5. The songs you choose
shouldn't be too up-tempo so you can easily follow along with the
chords and the speed of the song. A beginner may have a difficult
time following the chords and shifting their fingers if the
song is too fast -- start with the slower, mellow songs.
6. The beginner can check
out the songs such as "As Tears Go By" by the Rolling Stones, "Day
Tripper" by the Beatles, "Daydream Believer" by The Monkees and
"Paint it Black" by the Rolling Stones. You'll discover that these
songs are easy to play with a guitar since they have simple chords
and they're not too fast for beginners.
It's important to remember
that beginners need not rush and jump into playing songs
immediately. Be patient and learn the best time to play a song as
you progress in your guitar playing skills.
Playing chords on your
guitar is the greatest achievement for beginners and this is why
it's important to choose easy songs first to avoid frustrations and