And then all of a sudden, it’s September! In other words: kick off your swimming trunks and grab your guitar. To give you a little nudge in the right direction we’ve set up a Back to School discount, offering you 50% off! So you can ‘get back in shape after your summer break’. Because you know, that guitar in the corner isn’t going to play itself.
That’s why it’s important to slowly, bit-by-bit, get into the routine of practicing every day. What do you say we put on some tea and try out some easy four-chord songs for breakfast? We’ve listed seven tracks that all consist of a maximum of four triads. This way you can practice one song a day for a whole week.
Sublime – What I Got
We promised a maximum of four chords right? Let’s start off the week even easier. The song to lift your moody Monday is Sublime’s “What I Got“. The perfect example to show that a song doesn’t have to be difficult to be good. Two chords are enough.
The Wild Rover – The Dubliners
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
The legendary lyrics “I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die” come straight from the heart of outlaw singer-songwriter Johnny Cash. The song “Folsom Prison” is a classic. Perfect for celebrating that it’s Wednesday and we’re halfway there!
Simple – Florida Georgia Line
Let’s keep it “Simple” on Thursday. This track by Florida Georgia Line doesn’t seem that simple at first sight. The chords Eb, Ab, and Bb might scare you a bit, but let’s be smart: just slide the capo tool to the first fret and have another look at the chords. Way better right?
Blitzkrieg Bop – Ramones
Friday means: almost weekend! Let’s start off this day by rebelling with this punk wonder “Blitzkrieg Bob“. Let this Ramones classic be your theme song of the day. This also gives you a chance to get rid of some of that extra anger by playing loud and hard, and screaming: “Hey, ho! Let’s go!”
Tanist – Conway Savage
Saturday, time to recuperate from that stressful week with a slow and beautiful track by the late Bad Seeds pianist, Conway Savage. You can play “Tanist” on your guitar or piano. For those of you that want to get more advanced, try fingerpicking the chords instead of straight strumming them.
Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
Everything must come to an end. Yup, “Bitter Sweet Symphony“, that’s life! There’s no better song for your Sunday. Look back at all your jams this week and ask yourself: “have I improved?” If you played for at least ten minutes a day, the answer must be “Yes!” Keep up the routine, and watch yourself get better every day!
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