With all the chords, strumming patterns, and hundreds of other things there are to learn on the guitar it can seem like playing your favorite songs is a lifetime away. In this beginner guitar lesson, we're going to take some time to focus on playing the easiest popular songs on the guitar. The songs we'll be looking at only require you to play two chords and use simple strumming patterns. By the end of this lesson, you'll have twelve great songs under your belt as a guitarist.
The only prerequisites for this lesson are that you know some basic chord shapes, know the basics of changing between chords, and know how to strum the guitar. A few of these songs use bar chords, but you can feel free to skip those if you haven't quite made it to bar chords in your learning yet.