5 Easy Guitar Songs to Play and Sing

5 Easy Guitar Songs to Play and Sing

Want to learn how to play easy guitar songs to play and sing? In this article, I will teach you 5 sing along guitar songs for beginners. Each song will be presented with an easy version, so even if you’re just starting out, you’ll still be able to play it.

Quick Wins

As a guitar teacher, I’m a firm believer in the importance of helping my students gain “quick wins” to increase their motivation and enjoyment of the guitar. The following easy sing along guitar songs will help you learn to play and sing interesting and popular songs pretty quickly. After accomplishing your first song, you might feel motivated to tackle a slightly more challenging one.

Help with sing along guitar songs

If you need help with any of this material, consider booking a guitar lesson with me. I am available for online lessons anywhere in the world and I teach from my studio in Montreal, Qc.

How to learn easy guitar songs to play and sing?

Playing the guitar while singing is an amazing way to express yourself musically. Moreover, with the right learning process, you can learn a song faster than you might think. To be more specific, singing and playing the guitar requires a few different skills. Therefore, it is best to learn the following songs using a 5 step process.

  1. Learn the lyrics and melody

    Find your favourite version of the song and try to match your voice to the pitch and lyrics of the recording.

  2. Learn the chords individually

    Learn the guitar chords of the song and practise each one separately. Make sure the strings of each chord are resonating properly and that no strings are being muted due to improper finger placement. If you’re just starting out, aim to play simplified versions of the chords. *See the videos in this article for more details.

  3. Connect the chords together

    Connect the chords together in the right order using a right hand strumming pattern. *You can always keep it simple and just play 1,2 or 4 down strums per 4 beat count.

  4. Bring all the parts together

    Sing the lyrics over the chords and strumming pattern and make sure the right lyric falls on the right chord. If some areas are problematic, isolate them and work on them separately.

  5. Adjust the key if needed

    Find the key that fits your unique voice the best. The easiest way to do this is with a cap. (more on this later)

Easy guitar songs to play and sing – Free Lessons

#1: Let it Be

Let it Be PDF

Sing along:

Use the video below to practise singing along to the original recording of Let it Be.

Once you’ve learned the first verses and chorus with the help of the PDF, go ahead and work out the rest of the song with this Let it Be chord and lyric sheet.


#2: Leaving on a Jet Plane

Leaving on a Jet Plane PDF

Sing Along

Use the video below to practise singing along to the original recording of Leaving on a Jet Plane.

Once you’ve learned the first verses and chorus with the help of the PDF, go ahead and work out the rest of the song with this Leaving on a Jet Plane chord and lyric sheet.


#3 Hey There Delilah

Hey There Delilah PDF

Use the video below to practise singing along to the original recording of Hey There Delilah.

Once you’ve learned the first verses and chorus with the help of the PDF of this easy guitar song to play and sing, go ahead and work out the rest of the song with this Hey There Delilah chord and lyric sheet.


#4: Wagon Wheel

Wagon Wheel PDF

Sing Along

Use the video below to practise singing along to the original recording of Wagon Wheel.

Once you’ve learned the first verses and chorus with the help of the PDF, go ahead and work out the rest of the song with this Wagon Wheel chord and lyric sheet.


#5 Hallelujah

Hallelujah PDF

Sing Along

Use the video below to practise singing along to the original recording of Hallelujah

Once you’ve learned the first verses and chorus with the help of the PDF, go ahead and work out the rest of the song with this Hallelujah chord and lyric sheet.


Transpose each song to the key that fits your voice

Each human voice is unique and has a different tonal range. This means that what works for one singer may not work as well for another. Rather than force your voice to fit the key of the original song, it’s much better to simply to find a key that works for you. Luckily on the guitar this is made easy thanks to the capo.

*if you don’t have a capo, I’ve linked to one that you can buy online.

Buy a capo for acoustic or electric guitar

Buy a capo for a classical guitar

How to use a capo to find your key

Capo to help you find the right key for easy guitar songs to play and sing

The great thing about the capo is that you can simply move it up and down the neck of your guitar to bring the key higher or lower. I suggest to start by learning the song in the original key while practising playing along to the recording. Once you have the song mastered to a reasonable degree, simply try it in a higher or lower key.

Pro tip: the right key will simply feel better and more comfortable for your unique vocal range.

Conclusion

I hope this post on 5 easy guitar songs to play and sing was helpful. Again, if you need any assistance getting through some of this material, I am happy to help. Simply, visit me guitar lessons page and book a lesson. I offer lessons through Zoom or Skype anywhere in the world.

Musiprof provides high quality guitar lessons in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.  Our wide selection of teachers will allow you to find the teacher that will be right for you and help you play the guitar with joy.

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