Easy Guitar Love Songs


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Planning to surprise your lover with something that is out of your comfort zone? Perhaps your voice and a guitar would be a good tandem. Even if you don’t think it’s a good idea, trying something new for Valentine’s Day could surely strike a chord when you’re sincere. Here are some of our suggestions for the romantic serenade you can practice for just a few days or perhaps a few hours if you already know the basics.

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

Time Signature: 3/4

Strumming Pattern for Beginners: down down DOWN (down)

Chords Used: C, Am, F, C, G, Dm

One of the most poignant love songs of the modern day, Christina Perri’s single is definitely something that would make your lover blush. The chord pattern in C is for girls. Change it to key of G if you are a guy. Some guitar tab sites have the transpose tool for this.


Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran

Time Signature: 4/4

Strumming Pattern for Beginners: down down DOWN down

Chords Used: C, G, Am, F

The rhythm may confuse you at first but you will get the hang of it through practice. Follow the strumming pattern made for beginners. As the original track is in the key of D, you might want to capo the second fret for the right pitch.


The Only Exception – Paramore

Time Signature: 3/4

Strumming Pattern for Beginners: down down down down

Chords Used: G, Dm, C (Am for Bridge part)

Is your lover a Twilight fan? Try this one and you will not have a hard time impressing her. If you are a guy, play it on the key of D.

I Melt With You – Jason Mraz

Time Signature: 4/4 or 8/8

Strumming Pattern for Beginners: down DOWN down DOWN

Chords Used: C, F

It might surprise you to learn that you only need to know two chords for this 50 First Dates hit. You can try singing and playing it on slower tempo for more heartfelt effect.


When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating

Time Signature: 2/4

Strumming Pattern for Beginners: down down

Chords Used: G, D, C (D, A, G for Alison Krauss version)

More than just being a classic chart topper, this song only requires three chords that are strummed in beats of two. Check the chords online and listen to the track again and again. It won’t take that long before you can master this one.

Those are just few of the easiest songs to play on guitar which you can still prepare before Valentine’s Day. Now, there is no more room for hesitation so grab that chord chart and guitar and start practicing.

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