N00B guitarist looking for songs to play

ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
edited March 2009 in History of Rock
OK, so I've been playing guitar for a little bit (a few months, actually), and I've been teaching myself via tabs. The only problem is, I'm having plenty of trouble finding good absolute beginner songs for me to learn so I can improve my not-so-mad skillz. A few general guidelines for suggestions:

-Obviously, it's gotta be easy-peasy.
-Preferrably no solos or a REALLY SUPER EASY solo. When learning Smoke on the Water, even though I can currently play the rest of the song backwards it frustrates me as to how I can't actually play the song in its entirety because of the solo.
-I'd like to be given a tab and a 'Tube link to the song.

So... help a poor, crappy guitarist out?

List of songs already mastered/practicing:
Breakin the Law (Judas Priest)

Comments

  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Smells Like Teen Spirit

    Rebel Girl

    The entire Juno Ost.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    Depends what kind of guitarist you are, really.

    A entry level noise guitarist would have ease with Big Black while a traditional/classic rock guitarist would have trouble with a Big Black song due to so many factors.
  • SatoshiSatoshi Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Smoke On The Water...no guitarist can go on without playing that song :D

    Edit : Sorry didn't read that well :p

    You Should try to learn song you like...when I was learning to play...the 1st song I learned to play completely was Karma Police
  • LolicatLolicat Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Gowienczyk;2142813 said:
    Depends what kind of guitarist you are, really.

    A entry level noise guitarist would have ease with Big Black while a traditional/classic rock guitarist would have trouble with a Big Black song due to so many factors.
    I'm assuming he's going for the trad. metal/rock approach since he's learnt Breakin' the Law and Smoke on the Water. Which doesn't really excuse my suggestions.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    I'm also looking for some good acoustic songs to play.
  • MdrnDayWarriorMdrnDayWarrior Rising Star
    edited March 2009
    Police & Thieves by The Clash is simple and has an easy solo.
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    instantdeath999;2142840 said:
    I'm also looking for some good acoustic songs to play.
    look up some simon & garfunkel tabs.
  • instantdeath999instantdeath999 Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    afterstasis;2142861 said:
    look up some simon & garfunkel tabs.
    They should be fun. I don't have a working electric right now, so I've been exclusively playing an acoustic for a few months.
  • GowienczykGowienczyk Pooper of Parties
    edited March 2009
    instantdeath999;2142840 said:
    I'm also looking for some good acoustic songs to play.
    Kings Of Convenience
  • MrFruitLordMrFruitLord Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Wish you were Here by Pink Floyd
    Suck my Kiss RHCP
  • Onslaught_feiOnslaught_fei Headliner
    edited March 2009
    Mega Man 2's Dr Wily Stage 1

    Enjoy
  • warthogdbwarthogdb Opening Act
    edited March 2009
    The Cult's Electric album may as well be packaged as a beginner guitar song book. It does have solos but they certainly aren't Ritchie Blackmore. It is the epitome of three chord hard rock.
  • classicrockdudeclassicrockdude Headliner
    edited March 2009
    iron man, Smoke on the water
  • l-o-tl-o-t Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    Check This Out.

    www.songsterr.com

    It's a tab website with a crazy amount of tracks and they play out for you. You can start and stop the song, learn lead and rhythm parts(or bass), they have songs categorized by difficulty and are all very accurately tabbed.

    Good Rocking to you.

    Edit: Sorry, list of beginner songs kind of sucks BUT! The site takes song requests.
  • WhiffleBallTonyWhiffleBallTony Headliner
    edited March 2009
    classicrockdude;2143224 said:
    iron man, Smoke on the water
    "Iron Man" really isn't that easy, actually. It's easy when you've reached the intermediate level of guitar, but near the end of the riff, there's a power chord that alternates fairly quickly and can be difficult to do.

    "Time" by Pink Floyd is a pretty good one. So is "Brain Damage". "Echoes", as well. I also recommend "Helter Skelter" by The Beatles.
  • BlackwaterParkBlackwaterPark Opening Act
    edited March 2009
    When I first started playing guitar, I went through and learned the entirety of Creed's "Human Clay" album. That's a pretty good starting point for beginners.

    It's important, though, to try to always learn songs that are a bit too hard for you to play, because that's really the only way to get better.
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited March 2009
    I've got Human Clay. I could probably do those songs with practice. The second paragraph is pretty good advice, too; I'll keep it in mind.

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys.
  • back_blowsback_blows Washed Up
    edited March 2009
    Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven's Door (it's only 4 chords)

    G D Am
    G D C

    Check out Have You Ever Seen the Rain by CCR.
  • zeldazeppelinzeldazeppelin Rising Star
    edited March 2009
    songs by the killers - Human, R and J etc.
  • Ledgo2Ledgo2 Rising Star
    edited March 2009
    Sunshine of your Love-Cream.
    Rockaway Beach-Ramones
    I Wanna Be Sedated-Ramones
    Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie
    You Got Another Thing Comin-Judas Priest
    Mississippi Queen-Mountain
    You Got It-Roy Orbison
    Today-Smashing Pumpkins
    Sharp Dress Man-ZZ Top
    Tush-ZZ Top
    Sex Type Thing-Stone Temple Pilots
    Police Truck-Dead Kennedy's
    Fire-Jimi Hendrix
    She Sells Sanctuary-The Cult
    1979-Smashing Pumpkins
    Queen *****-David Bowie
    Man Who Sold The World-The original Bowie version, or the Nirvana cover. Both easy.


    Remember one thing, any good tab will have the rythm/background tabbed in a solo. It's best to just play backgound parts. And as for solos, you don't have to play what's on the song. I learned how to play from improving some solos in that scale. You can find the scale by just playing with what notes are played in the general area.

    In Sunshine of your Love, Clapton does a scale with the fret range from 7 to 15. You can cut it down to what you like, and I think a good improv range would be 7-10. Some people could call it a blues scale.

    This is a good practice scale of a 7-10 range.

    E--------------------------7-10-----------------
    B--------------------7-10-----------------------
    G---------------7-9------------------------------
    D-----------7-9----------------------------------
    A-------7-9--------------------------------------
    E-7-10------------------------------------------

    Once you play it descending, play it in reverse order from your high E string to your low E string. You'll want to play it and speed up at your OWN pace. You can play it as slow or as fast as you want, but try to keep within tempo of the song.

    Keep that as your "Solo range" for Sunshine of your Love and just solo with the frets available on that string, so on the A string, the frets 7, 8 and 9 would be available to you. For starters, just experiment with the scale and you'll eventually get a feel for it, and eventually learn the actual solo or even add onto it.. If you are feeling adventerous, go ahead and combine two scales or just use a solo lick you made in a different scale, I do it all the time. One neat sounding lick is this...
    E---------------------------------------------------------------
    B---------------------------------------------------------------
    G--------7-9--7--7----------7-9--7-7-9(Bend up)---------
    D----7-9----------------7-9-----------------------------------
    A---------------------------------------------------------------
    E---------------------------------------------------------------

    This is my first time ever writing tab. It may seem a bit confusing, if so, apoligies.
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