Top 10 Easiest Rock Songs To Play On Guitar

What are the easiest songs to play on guitar?

Now that you are wondering what are the easiest rock songs to play on guitar, I will answer your question. By the end of this post, you will know the top 10 easiest rock songs to play on guitar.

If you look closely, you can notice that the songs which are popular are actually easy to play and understand. The chord progression, the intro, and outro look very simple. Maybe the artists and music producers composed the songs that way so that it will reach more audiences and musicians of all levels would able to play it.

Most of the song in this list has only 3 to 4 chords. Make sure to practice the switching part in between chords. It will help you to play the song smoothly.

10 Easiest Rock Songs To Play On Guitar

1 – Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day – Chords

This song is the easiest song that you can play on an acoustic or electric guitar. Released in 2004, this song is the fourth track of their studio album American Idiot. Billie Joe Armstrong himself wrote its lyrics and the music was composed by the whole band.

2 – Snuff – Slipknot – Chords

Snuff is one of my personal favorites. Released in 2009, this is song is the final single from their album All Hope Is Gone. The easy chords progression and strumming pattern makes this song one of the easiest songs to play on guitar.

3 – One last Breath – Creed – Chords

This is one of the signature songs of the legendary band creed and one of my personal favorites too. Released in 2002, this single climbed up the charts reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. The clean intro of this song may seem a little difficult to play but rest all the parts are easy.

4 – Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana – Chords

Who doesn’t know this song by Nirvana! Released in 1991, this song is the opening track of their second album Nevermind. To date, this song is played live by musicians of all levels. The catchy intro of the song is what made the song a legendary one.

5 – It’s my Life – Bon Jovi – Chords

This american song is one of the masterpieces produced by Bon Jovi. Released in 2000, this song is the lead single from their 7th album Crush. The chord progression of this song is easy and which makes it playable in both acoustic and electric guitar. Give it a try, you won’t regret it.

6 – Lonely Day – System Of A Down – Chords

Released in 2005 , this song is the second single from their album Hypnotize. Guitarist of the band Daron Malakian himself wrote this song and sang it. The song starts with an intro in a minor and follows by a simple chord progression. I used to play this song whenever I felt lonely or may be I pretended to be lonely. If you haven’t give it a try.

7 – Tears don’t Fall ( Unplugged ) – Bullet For My Valentine – Chords

Seventh on the list we have ‘Tears don’t Fall’ from BFMV. Released in 2006, this song is their fourth single from their studio album The Poison. The song has both metal and unplugged version. When I first heard the song, I just fell in love with it. The unplugged version of this song is worth trying on guitar, which contains some simple chord progression and a tasty acoustic guitar solo.

8 – Don’t Cry – Guns and Roses – Chords

Released in 1991, this power ballad is one of the legendary tracks from the band’s album Appetite For Destruction. Personally I think this album is by far the best delivered by the band. I played for several bands and almost in every band we have jammed this song.

9 – Broken – Seether – Chords

This is one of the most popular sad rock songs that you can play on an acoustic or electric guitar. Released in 2004, this song was featured as the soundtrack of the superhero film The Punisher. The song starts with a fingerstyle intro which is in the key of ‘e minor’ and follows by an easy chord progression. The intro of this song can also be used as a fingerstyle exercise.

10 – Nothing Else Matters – Metallica – Chords

May be this isn’t an easy song for newbies but personally I recommend you to learn this song by Metallica. The finger style intro of this song has all the components and essentials that you won’t find in any fingerstyle exercises. If you feel the intro is hard then try to break it down into parts and learn one by one. This is a must learn song.


If you are a newbie then you would be able to play most of the songs in the list mentioned above. Playing songs is having fun while also keeping the fingers in shape. I hope you found the list of easiest songs to play on guitar.