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BS-000 • Beginner's Songbook Index

The Beginner's Songbook

Even with just a few chords YOU can play great songs - here is a big list of great songs that gradually get harder as you progress through the Beginner's Course! On this page you'll find free video lessons for many of the songs from the songbook.

Easy songs for beginner guitar players...

At the early stages of learning guitar, many people get frustrated because they think the only songs they can play are Baa Baa Black sheep and other such dross... but it's not true! With just a few chords you can play some awesome songs and that is what my Beginner's Songbook is all about. :)

The book contains 10 songs that work for each Stage of the Beginners Course, starting with very easy 3 chord songs and gradually getting harder until you are using all your open chords (including F) and are exploring cool strumming patterns. If you are beyond that you might like to check out my series of Intermediate Songbooks.

You will find that using the Songbook will make learning the songs a lot easier and there is a very wide range of styles to appeal to most tastes - so go have a look and see if you dig it.

Listed here are the songs from it that I have made video lessons for and although I plan to do all the songs eventually, that is likely to take a few years as there are many areas of the site that need my attention! There is plenty to get you going here for sure, and you can still learn the songs from the songbook on your own too, there are plenty of tips and strum patterns shown to help you!

Justinguitar Beginners Songbook

The JustinGuitar Beginner's Songbook (BOOK, yes a proper paper book!!)

100 great songs arranged to sync perfectly with The JustinGuitar Beginners Course. Ten songs for each stage, gradually getting more challenging as you go through. Each song has tips and strumming suggestions and I honestly think this is the best Beginner's Songbook ever :)

The best buy companion to the Beginners Course because you'll have a big selection of songs to learn at each stage of the course, and it's now spiral bound so stays open easy! Rave reviews from all over the world.

Click here to see the full song list, details, sample pages and price.

Songs from Stage 1

BS-101 • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
BS-102 • Feelin' Alright - Traffic
BS-103 • Hound Dog - Elvis Presley
BS-104 • Walk Of Life - Dire Straits
BS-105 • I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
BS-106 • The Gambler - Kenny Rodgers
BS-107 • That's All Right Mama - Elvis Presley
BS-108 • Love Me Do - The Beatles
BS-109 • How Bizarre - OMC
BS-110 • Common People - Pulp

Songs from Stage 2

BS-201 • A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
BS-202 • Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
BS-203 • I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
BS-207 • Twist And Shout - The Beatles
BS-208 • Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
BS-209 • Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
BS-210 • Wild Thing - The Troggs

Songs from Stage 3

BS-301 • Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
BS-302 • Mad World - Michael Andrews Feat. Gary Jules
BS-303 • Hey Ya! - Outkast
BS-304 • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
BS-305 • Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
BS-306 • Want Somebody To Love - Jefferson Airplane
BS-307 • How To Save A Life - The Fray
BS-308 • What's Up - 4 Non Blondes
BS-309 • This Years Love - David Gray
BS-310 • Working Class Hero - John Lennon

Songs from Stage 4

BS-401 • Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberta Flack
BS-402 • (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
BS-403 • Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
BS-404 • Save Tonight - Eagle eye Cherry
BS-406 • Back To December - Taylor Swift
BS-409 • Live Forever - Oasis
BS-410 • I Wanna Hold Your Hand - The Beatles

Songs from Stage 5

BS-501 • Before You Accuse Me - Eric Clapton
BS-502 • Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
BS-507 • Going Down Slow - Blues Standard
BS-510 • That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly

Songs from Stage 6

BS-601 • Please Forgive Me - David Gray
BS-602 • I'm A Believer - The Monkees
BS-603 • Dakota - Stereophonics
BS-605 • I Can't Help Falling In Love With You - Elvis
BS-606 • Pink Bullets - The Shins ∆
BS-608 • Mr. Jones - Counting Crows ∆
BS-609 • The Drugs Don't Work - The Verve
BS-610 • House Of The Rising Sun - Traditional
BS-611 • Hurt - Johnny Cash (not in the songbook but video is live - see below *2)

Songs from Stage 7

BS-702 • Wanted Dead Or Alive - Bon Jovi
BS-703 • Lucky Man - The Verve
BS-704 • California Dreaming - The Mamas & The Papas
BS-706 • You Really Got Me - The Kinks
BS-707 • Have A Nice Day - Stereophonics
BS-708 • Love Is All Around - Wet Wet Wet / The Troggs

Songs from Stage 8

BS-801 • Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
BS-802 • Fast Car- Tracey Chapman ∆
BS-803 • Fields Of Gold - Sting
BS-804 • Vincent - Don McLean
BS-805 • Wonderwall - Oasis
BS-806 • Polly - Nirvana
BS-807 • Molly's Chambers - Kings Of Leon ∆
BS-810 • Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - The Offspring ∆

Songs from Stage 9

BS-901 • Better Be home soon - Crowded house
BS-902 • Have you Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
BS-903 • Wherever you Will Go - The Calling
BS-904 • American Pie - Don McLean
BS-905 • Redemption Song - Bob Marley
BS-906 • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
BS-907 • The A Team - Ed Sheeran
BS-909 • Hand In Pocket - Alanis Morissette
BS-910 • Let It Be - The Beatles

Songs from Bonus Stage

BS-991 • You're Beautiful - James Blunt
BS-992 • Imagine - John Lennon
BS-994 • Wild World - Cat Stevens
BS-996 • Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheels
BS-998 • Substitute - The Who
BS-990 • Times Like these - Foo Fighters



 ∆ - note that these were filmed before (some WAY before) the Songbook was written so may have slight differences to the book. I plan to re-film these at some point in the future and bring them up to date and improve the quality.

*2 - Unfortunately we couldn't get a response from Trent Reznor's publishers to include it in the US edition of the songbook and because we want the same book available worldwide it had to be replaced. Disappointing cos I love the song. The video is still live on YouTube, it's just not in the paper book!