Originally Posted by: susanostephan
Hi everyone, I take guitar lessons with my children 11 and 13-year-olds. They prefer songs with lots of strumming and that's how we practice together. Can anyone recommend some songs to learn? Some of the best for us have been-- Bad Moon Rising, Take It Easy, Lying Eyes, Have You Ever Seen the Rain.
Dolly - Jolene
That song is a strumfest. My wife wanted to learn it and it is otherwise a simple song to learn but the strumming is on the more brisk side. I told my wife at this stage, she might be wrestling with keeping up. However, if everyone wants a nice, brisk strumming song, it's an easy one otherwise.
America-Sister Golden Hair
A great strumming song but it does take comfort with barre chords as the bulk of the strumming stuff is in the form of those chords types.
Cat Stevens - Father and Son
Great song with some really nice chord variations. With that in mind, it takes a little memory to keep the chord changes straight. Not all that hard and a really nice song to play.