Learn to Play Acoustic Guitar

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It’s much easier to learn to play acoustic guitar than electric! With electric guitar, you have to set up the amps, the pedals, the effects, and so much more. With an acoustic guitar, all you need is to sit down and start playing!

Here, we’re going to help you get started to learn to play acoustic guitar. By the time you finish this article, you’ll know everything you need to start playing today:

What You’ll Need

Simple:
* An acoustic guitar
* A pick (if it’s a steel-string guitar; nylon strings are best with your fingers)
* A strap (if you’re standing)
* A chair (if you’re sitting)
* A tuner (to make sure your guitar is in tune)

If you have all these things, you’re ready to play!

How to Start Playing

The best way to start playing is to learn a simple song–one with a few simple chords and a basic rhythm. But before you learn the songs, you should learn the basic chords.
Here are the best chords to learn:

G


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C


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D


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These are the basic chords you will use for MOST of the easy songs you’ll learn, so once you master them, you’re ready to play.

Songs to Play

Did you know that there are A LOT of famous songs that only use two or three chords? Here are some of the easiest songs to learn immediately:

Wild Things by The Troggs (uses only A, D, and E-chords)

Jane Says by Jane’s Addiction (uses only G and A chords)

Check out this GUITAR LESSON on Jane´s Addiction

Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum (uses only A, D, and E-chords)

Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival (uses only D, G, and A-chords)

If you want to learn acoustic guitar quickly, start off with these songs, and you’ll be playing in no time!

If learning tons of songs is your goal, I recommend you to check out our:

GUITAR SONG COLLECTION