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How To Play John Denver and Cat Stevens Songs on Guitar for Beginners

  12/02/15 07:37 am, by Johnny Admin, Categories: Uncategorized

If you're just getting started learning guitar, then one of the best singer-songwriters you might want to check out is John Denver, along with Cat Stevens. They are both classic folk artists from the 1960s and 1970s, and has a large number of popular tunes that are both easy to play and well known, so they can go well with just about any occasion.

Each of the two songs listed below are good options for beginners, since they only involve a few different chords, which are repeated throughout the song. Both are in strophic form, which means they have a verse-chorus structure, so you can practice the same sequence of chords multiple times and apply them throughout the song.

Here's a look at two of my personal favorites.

Leaving On a Jet Plane

Perhaps the most famous John Denver song, Leaving on a Jet Plane was an instant classic when he wrote it back in the 60s, and is still popular today. The song has a modest range which makes it accessible to nobive singers, although it does have a few large leaps, making it slightly more challenging.

The goods news, however, is that since the song is so widespread, you're likely to already know the melody, which means your voice will gravitate towards the right notes, and the guitar chords are easy to learn.

Take a listen in this video:

Wild World

The second song by Cat Stevens you might want to check out is Wild World.

This tune is a little more complicated than Leaving on a Jet Plane, but should still be a realistic option for most beginners. Listen to the video below to get a sense of how to play this wonderful and popular tune.

You can also get a lesson on Wild World chords from Online Guitar Tab.

These really are two of the best songs that any beginning guitarist can tackle, and I strongly encourage you to take a look at the video tutorials and see if they're right for you!

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