Easy Rock Guitar Tabs for beginners and kids

5 Easy Rock Guitar Tabs of 2020 For Beginners [Updated]

This article is your to-go source for some easy riffs every beginner should master and enjoy, welcome!

This time, I’m going to go through the basics of guitar riffs.

These songs are fun, easy, and will keep you entertained for a while with your practicing.

These are some classic songs, so be sure to try out each one of them.

Once you’ve mastered these down, it may be time to also improve your solos – these are easy solos any beginner can pick up!

But that’s for another day.

All right, let’s start our list!

Day Tripper by The Beatles

Day Tripper by The Beatles - good easy guitar tabs for beginners

I’ll start this list off with a soft song.

Although softer than the other songs mentioned in the list, this is a classic riff that every guitarist should know and master.

It’s pretty easy, so a beginner should have fun learning this song.

If you feel tension, don’t be afraid to slow things down and take it a step at a time.

E|——————————-|

B|——————————-|

G|——————————-|

D|————-2-0—–4—-0-2–|

A|———-2——–2—-2——|

E|-0—3-4———————–|

Caroline by Status Quo

Caroline by Status Quo - easy guitar riffs tabs

The masters of rock made this classic riff fun and easy to play.

The song features two guitar sections in the intro riff, so feel free to learn the first riff, the second riff, or both!

The riffs are easy for beginners, so try both of them for the full song experience!

Riff One:

E|——————-|

B|——————-|

G|——————-|

D|——————-|

A|-15-17-15-17-15-17-|

E|-13-13-13-13-13-13-|

Riff Two:

E|——————-|

B|——————-|

G|—3-2—3-2—3-2-|

D|-3—–3———–|

A|——————-|

E|——————-|

 

E|—————–|

B|—————–|

G|—3-1—3-1-3-1-|

D|-3—–3———|

A|—————–|

E|—————–|

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath

Sabbath Bloody Sabbath by Black Sabbath - easy guitar tabs acoustic

Tony Iommi created this classic riff for Black Sabbath.

This is an easy power chord progression that should be doable for beginners.

You’ll be able to get this down if you focus on the power chord shape.

E|———————————————————–|

B|———————————————————–|

G|———————————————————–|

D|-7/9—–9——-7/9—–9——-5—7—9—-12–9-9——|

A|-5/7-7-7-7–7-7–5/7-7-7-7–0-0–3—5—7—-10–7-7–7-7-|

E|———————————————————–|

Rock and Roll Train by AC/DC

Rock and Roll Train by ac-dc - easy guitar tabs of popular songs

This popular riff is written by no other than the rock legends themselves, AC/DC!

This song doesn’t use full chords which makes learning it even easier.

Instead, open chords are used for the main riff of the song.

This is definitely an epic song, so make sure you try it out!

 

E|—————————————-|

B|—3—-3–3—-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3——-|

G|-2-2–2-2–2—-2-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|

D|-2-0–2-0–0—-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-2-2-2-|

A|-0-0–0-0–0——x-x-x-x———0-0-0-|

E|——————3-3-3-3—————|

Holy Diver by Dio

Holy Diver by Dio - easy guitar tabs for popular rock songs for beginners

Last but not least, I’ve included a more challenging song on the list.

I recommend keeping the chords clean and going slow at first until you master the riff.

Don’t be intimidated, this is a cool song to learn once you pick up on it!

E|————————————————–|

B|————————————————–|

G|————————————————–|

D|-5——-5——-5-7-8—-5——-5——-8—-3–|

A|-3—3-3-3—3-3-3-5-6—-3—3-3-3—3-3-6—-1–|

E|————————————————–|

 

E|———————————–|

B|———————————–|

G|———————————–|

D|-5——-5——-8—3—-5—3–5-|

A|-3—3-3-3—3-3-6—1—-3—1–3-|

E|———————————–|

If you find it harder than you’ve expected, the tips below should help:

Break It Down Into Steps

The best thing to do when having difficulty with mastering chords is to take it a step at a time.

Start with the first few notes or chords, master it, and then move onto the next section.

Once you master each section individually, you can try it together at once.

Learn From The Music

When learning a new riff, try to comprehend the music.

Analyze the riffs by learning about the notes, rhythms, and fretboards.

Learning the foundation helps learn new music.

Make it a habit to learn a little bit of background knowledge.

Once you start analyzing the music, you may be able to apply it to your own riffs.

Take It Easy

The most important step – stay relaxed!

Tensing up and trying to force the notes will only make learning the riffs harder.

When you’re frustrated, try playing each note slowly in the beginning, and then speed up when you feel comfortable with the tempo.

Although boring at first, it will be worth it when you master the song.

Final Thoughts

The best way to learn music is to practice.

The more you play, the better you will be.

These are some classic riffs that every guitarist should know.

They’re fun, easy, and can help build the foundation for the rest of your music.