What are the best songs to start with when learning to play electric guitar?

I amtrying to learn how to play an electric guitar and I wondered what songs I should start with. I am going to try to learn "Smoke On The Water" by Deep Purple and "White Wedding" by Billy Idol. I was hoping for some more ideas. I would prefer classic rock but apreciate any sugestions. 

Thanks.

rickharris6 years ago
Simple folk songs you know the tune to. There are plenty of basic guitar books out there. Learn a set on 3 chords e.g. C F G7 and A E D7 and G D A7 along with a few minor chords Am Cm Em and you will be able to strum with most songs.

If you want to play lead then start learning your scales. Both chromatic and Pentonic Only practice works.

Actually if you want to learn a particular song e.g. smoke on the water it is easier to learn from a friend who has the patience to teach you.
Re-design6 years ago

Look over the page on this link then other pages at this site.

If you start with songs that are to advanced you'll only get discouraged, pick up very bad habits and most likely loose interest.

Learn some basic songs then move up.