Easy Songs For Stage 7

Difficulty: Orange

You have all the basic beginner chords under your fingers now and will find you can play a LOT of songs. In this stage we introduced some "Sus" chords which are lovely for embellishing chords and can really pick your playing up to the next level.

I recommend going back over songs that you are confident with and trying to add in some sus chord embellishments as well as looking at some of the songs below which use them as parts of the song structure or as memorable riffs.

Dead Or Alive is an awesome one for this stage with lovely Dsus embellishments, a bit of a fast F chord change but the strumming can be a bit tricky for some, depends on how confident you are feeling with your rhythm!

Make sure you work on your Power Chords too so we can start rocking out with them after next stage when we learn them on Root 5 as well!

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 7 Songs

You can always check out all the songs for each stage on the All Songs page and use the Stage 7 filter Tag, but here they are for you anyways!

Songs From The JustinGuitar Beginner Songbook Volume 1:

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

Songs From The JustinGuitar Beginner Songbook Volume 2:

Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Fly Away - Lenny Kravitz 
All I Want Is You - U2
Come As You Are - Nirvana 
Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival

 

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