So you’ve decided to learn electric guitar or recently purchased a new electric guitar? Now you are ready to start playing, but what songs should you learn? Which is the best easy songs to learn in metal and hard rock?
In this guide, I’ll introduce you to some simple rock, metal, and hard rock guitar songs perfect for beginners.
You can also find a playlist with all these songs and a lot more on my Spotify page: Spotify (”Artist recomends”)
Some of the songs on this list are ideal for absolute beginners, while others might require a bit more practice. It all depends on your dedication, but rest assured, all these songs are within your grasp to learn in just a matter of days, weeks, or a few months.
Easy Hard Rock & Metal Songs/Riffs:
”Smoke on the Water” by Deep Purple: This timeless classic offers incredibly easy guitar riffs that beginners can master. The chord progression is straightforward, and even the solo is beginner-friendly.
”Iron Man” by Black Sabbath: ”Iron Man,” is beginner-friendly in terms of both chord progression and parts of the solo. It’s an excellent choice for those starting out, but even intermediate players can find it satisfying to play.
”Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses: While some of Slash’s guitar solos might be a tad challenging, the chords and rhythm guitars in this classic rock ballad are easy for beginners.
”Denim And Leather” by Saxon: Another easy and classic hard rock song
More Easy Hard Rock & Metal Songs:
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
KISS – Strutter
Judas Priest – Living after midnight
Mötley Crue – Shout at the devil
Danzig – Mother
W.A.S.P. – Wild Child
Scorpions – Rock you like a hurricane
Sepultura – Slave new world
Anthrax – Medusa
DIO – Holy Diver
Pantera – Walk
Thin Lizzy – The boys are back in town
Def Leppard – Comin under fire
Skid Row – Youth gone wild
Guns N Roses – Paradise city
Europe – Treatet bad again
AC/DC – Highway to hell
Saxon – Denim and leather