As I mentioned in the video below: go and ask a hundred guitar players what they believe the easiest song to learn on guitar is and you will probably get a lot of different answers. But when I go back in time (a long time…) one particular song struck me as super easy to learn: Uriah Heep – Lady in Black. And if I recall correctly, it was actually the very first song I learned to play on guitar.
So, why don’t we do a little experiment today. I will try to teach you this song with the help of the video below and a worksheet you can download or print out. If you stay focused, we should be able to take care of the whole thing in 15 minutes. But before we get started and in case you are not familiar with the song, please click here and watch Uriah Heep performing their probably most popular tune.
Alright, so you need two chords, both of which are very easy to learn: the E-Minor and the D-Major chord. I will show you how to play these chords in the video, but if you are very new to the instrument and want to spend more time on learning these chords, I encourage you sign-up for the Guitar Chordbank. Don’t worry, access to this tool is free of charge.
Okay, here is a link to the worksheet you will need for this guitar tutorial. I suggest you print it out and keep it handy as you follow along my video instructions to the possibly easiest song to learn on guitar below:
So, there is not much else to say. The one thing I would like to point out though is that you right from the start pay close attention to keeping a steady rhythm. The use of a metronome can be tremendously helpful with that.
Again, should be struggling with these chords, check out the Chordbank or alternatively, if you feel you really want to learn to play guitar with me as your teacher, I would be thrilled to welcome you onboard of my Beginners Guitar Course, where we cover a lot more easy songs to play on guitar – email me for a coupon code that you can apply to get a nice discount! But as usual, you can also contact me for any other guitar questions you may have. Keep practicing and see you next time. Also, I just put something together for you around the best way to learn guitar – click here for more.