Welcome to this beginner folk songs for guitar page where you'll find many great songs you can easily learn on the acoustic. Help yourself to the free pdf chord sheet downloads where available and check out my acoustic versions from the free demos.
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Anytime you're looking for beginner folk songs for guitar, Bob Dylan comes to mind. I say that because many of the 20 plus folks songs on the Dylan page you likely won't have any trouble with. Songs like Knocking On Heavens Door, Blowin In The Wind to Lay Lady Lay are good starter songs. Always remember to play rhythm all the way thru any song before getting bogged down in picking. You can always get those sections later on.
Bonnie Prince Billy I See A Darkness Chords - - Buy
Caitlin Canty Leapin Out Chords - - Buy
Here is another one of those beginner folk songs for guitar that should not be overlooked from a lady with velvet voice, Catlain Canty. A mellow campfire kinda tune.
You're So Vain Chords - - Buy
Carly Simon has been in the music biz for many years and some of her material make great beginner folk songs for guitar, especially for the ladies. I said some, not all. This song only has a few chords, unlike the one listed above this song.
Carole King I Feel The Earth Move Chords - - Buy
Out of all the artists in this group, I'd have to say that John Prine has the most beginner folk songs for guitar mainly because a lot of his songs are simple 3 or 4 chord structures, and some songs sound similar to others. John was a great artist and will be missed but his music lives on.
John Sebastian Welcome Back Chords - - Buy
If I Had A Boat Chords - - Buy
Here is a 4 chord song from Lyle Lovett which should be played a bit slower than my version here but this one makes another one of those beginner folk songs for guitar you can easily learn. With G-C-D and Em required.
Neil Young has a few 3 chord songs which are great beginner folk songs for guitar players and one in particular called Helpless. Check out the demo
on the Neil Young page.
New Basement Tapes Kansas City Chords - - Buy
R Dean Taylor Indiana Wants Me Chords - - Buy
Anytime a song is a hit in the USA and Canada, you know it should be on your set list. Although this doesnt really fit the category of beginner folk songs for guitar, it's one that should be learned. It has 6 chords but they are not difficult, and it makes a great campfire tune.
Ray Lamontagne Crazy Chords - - Buy
Mingulay Boat Song Chords - - Buy
A sea shanty type song always gets the toe tappin and this one recorded by Richard Thompson and others makes for a great beginner folk songs for guitar type tune. Remember, rhythm is most important from start to finish. One can always hum thru any picking break.
Steve Goodman How Much Tequila Did I Drink Last Night Chords - - Buy
The 20th Century Is Almost Over Chords - - Buy
One here from Steve Goodman that I'd say fits into the beginner folk songs for guitar because it's up tempo and only has 3 chords in it. Give it a listen and see if you agree.
Tecumseh Valley Chords - - Buy
How many songs are out there written in C-F-G and Am I wonder. This from Townes fits into the beginner folk songs for guitar category and one of his more popular songs.
Trevor Hall Great Mirror Chords - - Buy
Thanks for stopping by this beginner folk songs for guitar page. I hope you found what you were looking for. There are many great songs and artists on this page with more to come. Not all songs fit the beginner folk songs for guitar category due to multiple chords and lead breaks etc, but the few I've mentioned is a great start. Until next time.