Adam over at AxPlay has a good post about easy songs to learn to play on the guitar.
I remember learning to play and the first song I learned was “Iron man” by Black Sabbath. After that was “Smoke on the water” by Deep Purple and then, the easiest song I’ve ever learned was “Come as you are” by Nirvana. Check out his post on that for more easier to play songs.
One of the more fun bands I tried to imitate was early Metallica. Learning “Fade to black” and “One” was pretty cool. I felt like a rock star…which is strange because if you saw me, you’d say I resemble a mild-mannered mother of two (but nowhere near a soccer mom). Maybe I was just a rock star in my own mind, or just in the car, as I sing along to my Journey or Survivor songs. I couldn’t carry a tune if I had a bucket, but when you’re in your car, it’s your stage, right?
One band I would’ve loved to shred would’ve been Megadeth, but Dave Mustaine is just too talented for me to mock. I’ll settle for jamming that in my car as loud as I possibly can.