Easy Songs For Stage 5

Difficulty: Yellow

And now that you have so many 7 chords in your repertoire you can play a HUGE Number of Blues Standards in a four keys. Below the well known songs are basic "12 Bar Blues" chord progressions for you to play about with, any 12 bar blues song will work in any key, you should find the key that works best for you voice if you want to sing, or the one you find most comfortable to play if you want to just play!

Blues is awesome on guitar and after the Beginner Course many people move onto the Blues Lead Guitar Course which starts with pretty easy beginner level stuff and gets into Intermediate level techniques and concepts. If that's a path you might dig, then make sure you add a couple of blues songs to your repertoire for regular practice!

Hope it's going great for you and you're enjoying your new musical self :)

12 Bar Blues chord progressions (that fit hundreds of songs!)

Note that there are many variations of the 12 Bar Blues, but these are shown in the most basic form. If you stick around, you'll learn more about that in the Intermediate Module, Blues Rhythm Guitar!

Blues In A:
| A7 - - - | A7 - - - | A7 - - - | A7 - - - |
| D7 - - - | D7 - - - | A7 - - - | A7 - - - |
| E7 - - - | D7 - - - | A7 - - - | E7 - - - |
Blues In E:
| E7 - - - | E7 - - - | E7 - - - | E7 - - - |
| A7 - - - | A7 - - - | E7 - - - | E7 - - - |
| B7 - - - | A7 - - - | E7 - - - | B7 - - - |
Blues In G:
| G7 - - - | G7 - - - | G7 - - - | G7 - - - |
| C7 - - - | C7 - - - | G7 - - - | G7 - - - |
| D7 - - - | C7 - - - | G7 - - - | D7 - - - |
Blues In D:
| D7 - - - | D7 - - - | D7 - - - | D7 - - - |
| G7 - - - | G7 - - - | D7 - - - | D7 - - - |
| A7 - - - | G7 - - - | D7 - - - | A7 - - - |

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 hunderds 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 5 Songs

You can always check out all the songs for each stage on the All Songs page and use the Stage 5 filter Tag, but here they are for you anyways!

Songs From The JustinGuitar Beginner Songbook Volume 1:

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

Songs From The JustinGuitar Beginner Songbook Volume 2:

Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets 
Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin Wolf 
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Mustang Sally - Wilson Picket / The Commitments
Walking The Dog - The Rolling Stones

 

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