Tired of playing the same old rock and pop songs? Check out this list of 10 great, playable songs with a little bit of indie cred.
1. Home – By Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. This is a sweet, accessible tune with simple chord changes and a hooky chorus. Definitely a good song if you have a little one at home learning to play.
2. Black Horse and a Cherry Tree – By KT Tunstall. With essentially a one chord verse, this song is another great one for the young students. Plus what little kid doesn’t love to say “No, no, no, no, no?!”
3. So Much Trouble – By Matt Pond PA. A feel-good song with a riff that can easily be translated to guitar or keys.
4. Maps – By The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Great song for adult players who want to play something cool but relatively simple. Learn that guitar line in the verse and you are golden.
5. Float On – By Modest Mouse. Catchy indie song with a super fun guitar riff for any guitarist looking to show off their chops.
6. Daniel – By Bat For Lashes. This dark yet dance-y tune with a cool opening riff is perfect for any musician who wants to take it up a notch.
7. Little Talks – By Of Monsters and Men. Four chords and a duet, so it’s great for any musician in a band with more than one vocalist.
8. Baby’s Coming Back – By Jellyfish. Just listen to this one. You will not shake the hook. Plus the verse is one chord.
9. The Donnas – Take It Off. Not appropriate for kids, this song is great for any adult band that wants to play the rock.
10. Wake Up – By Arcade Fire. Believe it or not, this massive anthem is actually a pretty simple song to play. It’s great for the older kids who are still working on their skills, but want to play something with a bit of the cool factor.
– by Peira