Is your little one new to guitar? As teachers and parents both know, it can be hard to find easy guitar repertoire for kids that is still engaging. The guitar takes a high amount of finger strength and motor skill control; for the tiny hands of children that can be quite a tall order!
That is why we’ve complied this list of 20 easy guitar songs for kids, organized by the amount of strings and/or chords each piece involves. Each song title links to either a tutorial video or sheet music. We are sure there is something here for every budding Hendrix!
5 Easy Songs That Use 1 String
- Under Pressure – Queen
- Batman Theme Song Intro
- Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
- Iron Man – Black Sabbath
- Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
5 Easy Songs That Use 2 Strings
- Ode To Joy
- Jingle Bells
- When The Saints Go Marching In
- Beat It – Michael Jackson
- Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
5 Easy Songs That Use 3 Strings
5 Easy Songs That Use Chords
For these songs, we recommend using simplified “half” chords using only the top 3 strings to make things easier for small hands.
- Spongebob Squarepants Theme
- Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
- Stand By Me – Ben E King
- Baby Shark
- Hokey Pokey
Good luck and happy playing!