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 #12165  by hesgone95
 Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:20 pm
The first song I learned to play and sing was Tangled up in Blue by Dylan. Also stuff by Neil Young is usually fairly easy to pick up, and fun to play. I learned alot at the begining just by strumming through the changes of alot of Dead songs like Ripple of FOTD. Good luck Bro!

 #12166  by China Cat
 Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:22 pm
a ton of Dylan, Not Fade Away, Franklin's TOwer, chords for I Know You Rider, andything with minimal chord changes and none that are too complex. 1-4-5 stuff is easy and good to learn

 #12169  by Rev_Roach
 Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:58 pm
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN!

Am-C-D-F
Am-C-E
Am-C-D-F
Am-E-Am-E

classic folk song, usually played with nice slow strums (helps if you are, as most beginners, slow with chord changes)

 #12170  by BobbyWeird
 Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:04 pm
Thanks alot, guys!

 #12171  by Benthegoodbum
 Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:21 pm
I agree with house of the rising sun...very fun song to play although it is a little long. But that could be a good thing for a beginner.