Key of G
Most songs here use some combination of G, C, D, and E-minor. Check out this G-major finger position guide for suggestions on how to position your fingers while playing these chords.
Key of C
Most songs here use some combination of C, F, G, and A-minor. Don't be scared away by the F chord! You can totally get by using the 3-string version I teach in my F Chord Cheat Sheet (which shows many non-barred options). I also made this Key of C cheat sheet to give an overview of this entire key. And once more, the G-major finger position guide will come in handy with this chord family as well.
Key of D
Most songs here use some combination of D, G, and A... with one or two of these songs using B-minor. For B-minor, the easiest way to play it is by sliding the A-minor shape up two frets (and only playing strings 2-3-4).
Key of E
Most songs here use some combination of E, A, and B7. If you need help with these chords, I suggest my video showing walk-ups and walk-downs between E-A-B7, which is a super common technique used in this specific key.
Key of A
Most songs here use some combination of A, D, and E.
What makes these beginner-friendly?
Of all the song lessons I've made, these are the ones I would consider beginner-friendly, or at least relatively approachable by beginner guitarists. Most of these songs need just 3-4 chord shapes, and can be played even if you simplify the strumming or skip certain riffs/fills.
While many of the lessons linked below may include intermediate & advanced content, please note that I typically begin each tutorial with the simplest possible instruction per that song – and then layer on additional concepts later in the lesson.
Please let me know what specific beginner content you'd like to see! I plan on continuing to add to this section of my website, and would love any requests or feedback. Thanks!
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