35 Easy Song Tabs on Acoustic Guitar


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I wanted to put my Top 35 Best Easy Acoustic Songs Tabs all in one place for you guys.

But rather than just listing the songs out and leaving it up to you to find out how to play them, I also decided to link to my favorite chord and tab sources for each song. This way you not only know the best easy acoustic songs, but the best places to learn them and get their full tabs as well.

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And I even took things one step further just because I wanted to make the ultimate resource for you guys. That’s why wherever possible, I also included my favorite video lesson on YouTube of each song. This way you get an experienced teacher teaching the song to you, one-on-one, for free!

One final note before we get started: don’t forget to tune your guitar! These songs won’t sound right if your guitar is out of tune… So use my free online guitar tuner to make sure your guitar is in tune before you start learning these songs. Tune up hereor pick up my favorite clip-on guitar tuner (on Amazon).

How to Listen to These Songs for FREE

If you’re unfamiliar with any of these songs and want to listen to them in their entirety, I really recommend doing so with Amazon Music Unlimited. If you simply sign up for their free trial, you get access to over 60 million songs completely free – and you can listen anytime, anywhere. It’s a great way to enjoy some awesome acoustic music. You can check out the free trial here.

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Before we get started, I want to answer a common question about the following songs. Can you learn these songs if you have an electric or classical guitar, instead of an acoustic? The answer is yes. While the songs themselves feature an acoustic guitar, you can play the tabs and chords for each song on an electric or classical guitar.

However, if you want to sound most like the original song, it’s probably best to play the song on an acoustic guitar. If you’re new to the guitar, or are an electric guitarist looking to transition to acoustic, then I recommend checking out my 10 favorite acoustic guitars for beginners on a budget.

Or if you want a resource-packed acoustic guitar buyer’s guide, where I walk you through every step of the process, from deciding what kind of wood you want, what the best guitar strings are, and how to maintain your guitar for years to come, you might want to grab my ultimate acoustic buyer’s guide (now available on Amazon).

But now that we’ve got the guitar details figured out, let’s jump into these 35 Easy Song Tabs on Acoustic Guitar.

  1. Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  2. Free Fallin – Tom Petty – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  3. More than Words – Extreme – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  4. Everlong – Foo Fighters – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  5. Big Me – Foo Fighters – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  6. Hey There Delilah – Plane White T’s – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  7. The House of the Rising Sun – The Animals – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  8. I’m Yours – Jason Mraz – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  9. Every Rose has It’s Thorn – Poison – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  10. Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly – Chords + Tabs Video Lesson
  11. Waiting In Vain – Bob Marley – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  12. Paperback Writer – The Beatles – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  13. Yellow Submarine – The Beatles – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  14. If You Want to Sing Out – Cat Stevens – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  15. No Rain – Blind Melon – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  16. That’s the Way the World Goes Round – John Prine – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  17. Ripple – The Grateful Dead – Chords+TabsVideo Lesson
  18. Take It Easy – The Eagles – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  19. The Race is On – George Jones – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  20. Heart of Gold – Neil Young – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  21. Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright – Bob Dylan – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  22. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  23. Born in the USA – Bruce Springsteen – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  24. Love Story – Taylor Swift – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  25. Stand By Me – Ben E. King – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  26. Ho Hey – The Lumineers – Chords + Tabs Video Lesson
  27. Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  28. Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  29. Feelin’ Alright – Joe Cocker – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  30. Give Peace a Chance – John Lennon – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  31. What I Got – Sublime – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  32. Two Tickets to Paradise – Eddie Money – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  33. High & Dry – Radiohead – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  34. Stir it Up – Bob Marley – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson
  35. Can’t You See – Marshall Tucker Band – Chords + TabsVideo Lesson

Need More Help Getting Started?

If you’re still looking for more free guitar lesson resources, I’d recommend subscribing to some of the awesome acoustic guitar YouTube channels out there. The only trouble is – it can be hard to find the right channels, and to know who’s really putting out good information.

That’s why I wrote up a whole guide post on my 8 favorite YouTube channels for learning acoustic guitar.

Ready to Get Better at Guitar, Faster?

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  • Provide the perfect mix of boom, range, twang, and brightness that acoustic music is known for.

Best Guitar

Martin D-18

  • Beloved by everyone from Paul Simon to Gordon Lightfoot, the D-18 is one of Martin’s most legendary guitars ever.
  • An excellent, premier quality acoustic guitar for bluegrass, country, folk, rock and more. This is what I play myself.

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Chords, Tabs & Lessons for 100 Songs

  • This free guide from Acoustic World gives you chords, tabs, and video lesson for the 100 best songs to learn on guitar.
  • I spent hours putting this together all by myself to help you get better at guitar, faster!

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Corbin Buff

Corbin has played guitar for over a decade, and started writing about it on Acoustic World in an effort to help others. He lives and writes in western Montana.

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