Easy Songs For Stage 3

We've got a couple more chords now (G and C) but there are now a load more songs you can play... like LOADS more.

I usually recommend Hey Joe as being the best starter for this stage as it uses all the major chords over and over and is not fast or got any really tricky bits (unless you try the riff at the end) and will help you master your C and G chords, and nearly everyone loves Hendrix!

Remember to stick playing the songs you've been working on already as well - don't let them go by the way... I recommend having one practice session a week where you just play all your songs.

It's a great idea to keep a record of your "Repertoire", there are tick boxes to help you in the index pages of the Songbooks, showing which you've started, learned and performed!

You should be trying to add in some basic strumming patterns now if you can, but remember not to get down on yourself if you can't play all the songs with the strumming patterns and riffs I show you in the video lessons - I want to give you cool ideas to play around with as you progress as well as mastering the basics!

Hope you doing great - by this stage your fingers should be hurting a little less and the whole thing starts to be more fun and less pain from now on (for most people anyhow).

Play Along With Original Recordings!

Playing along with the original recordings is great fun and will help you with your rhythm feel and force you to make the chord changes faster (to keep up!) but to do this you will sometimes need to Use A Capo, a Stage 6 lesson that will be moved to Stage 1 when I next remake this course! Using a Capo means the frets will be closer together and so make it harder to cram your fingers in (especially for the A Chord) which although harder at first can also be great practice! :) I recommend getting and using a capo and playing along with the original recordings as soon as you can!

The JustinGuitar Beginner Song Course

As well as playing along with the original recordings, it can be awesome fun to play along with backing tracks... and my app does just that! There are hundreds of songs that are graded by difficulty to play along with, as well as a One Minute Changes tracker, Chord Change Songs and exclusive video lessons! It's a pretty awesome tool for beginners, getting rave reviews and it's free to try out, so go have a look! Available for Apple iOS and Android!

Stage 3 Songs

You can always check out all the songs for each stage on the All Songs page and use the Stage 3 filter Tag, but here they are for you anyways!

Songs From The JustinGuitar Beginner Songbook Volume 1:

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

Songs From The JustinGuitar Beginner Songbook Volume 2:

Songbird - Oasis 
Downtown Train - Tom Waits
If You Wanna - The Vaccines 
Stand By Me - Ben E King

Beginner 3: G, C & Technique