Songs in G Major

Songs in G Major are great for guitar students to learn melodies with and practice improvising with because the G Major pentatonic scale is a simple pattern in the open position.


Neil Young – “Heart of Gold”

Neil Young – “Down by the River”

The Beatles – “Blackbird”

The Beatles – “Love Me Do”

The Beatles – “A Day in the Life”

The Beatles – “She Loves You”

The Beatles – “All You Need is Love”

The Beatles – “A Hard Day’s Night”

Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here”

The Marshall Tucker Band – “Can’t You See”

CCR – “Fortunate Son”

Van Morrison – “Brown Eyed Girl”

Jimi Hendrix – “Little Wing”

The Doors – “People are Strange”

Tom Petty – “Last Dance with Mary Jane”

John Mayer – “Gravity”

John Mayer – “Why Georgia”

John Prine – “Angel from Montgomery”

Franz Ferdinand – “Take Me Out”

Radiohead – “Creep”

Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”

Green Day – “Wake Me Up When September Ends”

Johnny Cash – “Ring of Fire”

Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Sweet Home Alabama”

Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Free Bird”

Journey – “Any Way You Want it”

Neil Young – “Rockin in the Free World”

Bob Dylan – “Knocking on Heaven’s Door”

Bob Dylan – “Tangled Up in Blue”

Billy Joel – “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

Elton John – “Crocodile Rock”

Rolling Stones – “Country Honk”

Weezer – “Island in the Sun”

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Can’t Stop”

Incubus – “Drive”

White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”

Mumford and Sons – “Babel”

Mumford and Sons – “Whispers in the Dark”

Bob Marly – “Redemption Song”

Grateful Dead – “I Know You Rider”

Passenger – “Let Her Go”

Carly Rae Jepson – “Call Me Maybe”

Taylor Swift – “22”

Taylor Swift – “Mine”

Taylor Swift – “Begin Again”

Taylor Swift – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”

Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood”

Rachel Platten – “Fight Song”

Avril Lavigne – “When You’re Gone”

Alicia Keys – “If I Ain’t Got You”

Alicia Keys – “Fallin”

Macklemore – “Can’t Hold Us”

Justin Timberlake – “My Love”

Michael Jackson – “Man in the Mirror”

Michael Jackson – “Beat It”

Jack Johnson – “Banana Pancakes”

Michael Buble – “Home”

James Taylor – “How Sweet it is”

Melissa Etheridge – “Come to My Window”

Barry Manilow – “Can’t Smile without You”

Eagles – “Lyin Eyes”

Jimi Hendrix – “Hey Joe”

ACDC – “You Shook Me All Night Long”

Nirvana – “Come as You Are”

Guns N Roses – “Sweet Child of Mine”

Outkast – “Hey Ya”

Queen – “Another One Bites the Dust”

Black Sabbath – “Iron Man”

Metallica – “Fade to Black”

Metallica – “Nothing Else Matters”


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