The Beginner's Songbook

The Beginner's Songbook

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Our Price: £14.95    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Guitar, Lyrics & Chords (GTR/LC)
Skill Level: Easy - Explain this
Catalogue #: AM1001429
ISBN: 9781849386685


This fantastic new collection from Justin Sandercoe is the ultimate songbook for the ultimate beginner’s Guitar course. Justin Sandercoe’s revolutionary lessons are used by hundreds of thousands of people across the world, and is probably the most-used Guitar course ever! Now you can learn to play 100 classic songs as your playing develops through the course.

The book includes:
  • Complete lyrics and chords to 100 songs by artists such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, Jeff Buckley, Crowded House, Mumford & Sons, Kings of Leon, Nirvana and many more.
  • There are 10 songs for each stage of the Beginner’s Course, building up from easy three-chord songs through to more advanced tunes.
  • Tuition notes for each song by Justin advising you on strumming patterns and chord changes, with diagrams to illustrate all the chord shapes you need.
  • Compact size (17cm x 24.7cm), ideal for stuffing in your gigbag!

This long-awaited volume really is the best Beginner’s Songbook ever!

Click on a song below to find all titles, including compilations, that contain it.
Walk Of Life [Dire Straits]
I Walk The Line [Cash, Johnny]
The Gambler [Rogers, Kenny]
Blowin' In The Wind [Dylan, Bob]
Love Me Do [Beatles, The]
How Bizarre [OMC]
Common People [Pulp]
A Girl Like You [Collins, Edwyn]
Louie Louie [Kingsmen, The]
I'd Rather Go Blind [James, Etta]
Natural Mystic [Bob Marley & The Wailers]
St. James Infirmary Blues [Traditional]
All Your Love (I Miss Loving) [John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers]
Twist And Shout [Beatles, The]
Peggy Sue [Holly, Buddy]
Lay Down Sally [Clapton, Eric]
Wild Thing [Troggs, The]
Hey Joe [Jimi Hendrix Experience, The]
Knockin’ On Heavens Door [Dylan, Bob]
Hey Ya! [OutKast]
Brown Eyed Girl [Morrison, Van]
Yellow Submarine [Beatles, The]
Mr. Tambourine Man [Byrds, The]
How To Save A Life [Fray, The]
What's Up? [4 Non Blondes]
This Year's Love [Gray, David]
Working Class Hero [Lennon, John]
Killing Me Softly With His Song [Flack, Roberta]
(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay[Redding, Otis]
…Baby One More Time [Spears, Britney]
Save Tonight [Eagle-Eye Cherry]
Celebrity [Paisley, Brad]
Back To December [Swift, Taylor]
Black[Pearl Jam]
Little Lion Man [Mumford & Sons]
Live Forever [Oasis]
I Want To Hold Your Hand [Beatles, The]
Before You Accuse Me (Take A Look At Yourself) [Clapton, Eric]
Folsom Prison Blues [Johnny, Cash]
Sweet Little Angel [B.B. King]
Crossroads [Johnson, Robert]
Evil (Is Going On) [Howlin' Wolf]
Mary Had A Little Lamb [Vaughan, Stevie Ray]
Going Down Slow [Witherspoon, Jimmy]
I Saw Her Standing There [Beatles, The]
Mrs Robinson [Simon & Garfunkel]
That'll Be The Day [Holly, Buddy]
Please Forgive Me [Gray, David]
All Along The Watchtower [Dylan, Bob]
Hurt [Cash, Johnny]
No Woman, No Cry [Bob Marley & The Wailers]
Can’t Help Falling In Love [Presley, Elvis]
Pink Bullets [Shins, The]
The Thrill Is Gone [B.B. King]
Mr. Jones [Counting Crows]
Like A Rolling Stone [Dylan, Bob]
House Of The Rising Sun [Traditional]
Summer Of '69 [Adams, Bryan]
Wanted Dead Or Alive [Bon Jovi]
Lucky Man [Verve, The]
California Dreamin' [Mamas & Papas, The]
Don't You (Forget About Me) [Simple Minds]
You Really Got Me [Kinks, The]
Have A Nice Day [Stereophonics]
Love Is All Around [Troggs, The]
Down Under [Men At Work]
Weather With You [Crowded House]
Hallelujah [Cohen, Leonard]
Fast Car [Chapman, Tracy]
Fields Of Gold [Sting]
Vincent [Mclean, Don]
Wonderwall [Oasis]
Polly [Nirvana]
Molly’s Chambers [Kings Of Leon]
The Sound Of Silence [Simon & Garfunkel]
All The Small Things[Blink-182]
Pretty Fly For A White Guy [Offspring, The]
Better Be Home Soon[Crowded House]
Have You Ever Seen The Rain [Creedence Clearwater Revival]
Wherever You Will Go [Calling, The]
American Pie [Mclean, Don]
Redemption Song [Bob Marley & The Wailers]
Wonderful Tonight [Clapton, Eric]
Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right [Dylan, Bob]
Zombie [Cranberries, The]
Hand In My Pocket [Morissette, Alanis]
Let It Be [Beatles, The]
You're Beautiful [Blunt, James]
Imagine [Lennon, John]
Hey, Soul Sister [Train]
Wild World [Stevens, Cat]
Use Somebody [Kings of Leon]
Stuck In The Middle With You [Stealers Wheel]
Dream Catch Me [Faulkner, Newton]
Substitute [Who, The]
Driftwood [Travis]
Times Like These [Foo Fighters]

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Customer Rating Justin has really excelled himself with this book, everything about it is a guitar players dream, simple to follow tips and recommendations, perfectly proportioned for taking with you and 100 of the most likely songs people would want to learn, it is without doubt the best value for money from any guitar related book I have purchased to date and I highly recommend it.

Customer Rating If you want to progress with your guitar playing this is the book to do it with. It begins with easy to follow songs progressing through stages to more challenging ones. I think it's great!

Customer Rating Justin makes this book easy to follow. He has excelled himself with this one. Brilliant....
See more reviews by coree - (Brough, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating This book has a clear approach to not only chords and words but rythym and strumming. I wish there were books like this when I first started playing as the instructins do literally guide you through each song and progressively advances your playing as you go through the book.
N Longbottom

Customer Rating Brilliant guitar song book. Has rhythm patterns which is the missing element from other lyric & chord books. Works completely on its own - but ties in nicely with free on-line instruction at

I'm ready to pre-order the intermediate book as soon as its ready!


Customer Rating Bought this for my husband as he is currently learning how to play the guitar and he has said it is the best book he has used, very easy to follow. Would highly recommend for a happy life!

Customer Rating Everyones got to get this one,This is one fantastic book got everything you need to get on.Justin has online help,as well making it easy to learn in the book he shows how its done online...Fab
See more reviews by coree - (Brough, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Brilliant! An easy to use and interesting guitar book. Just what a beginner needs.

Customer Rating Justin is great. His arrangements are easy to follow and his tips and tricks are always practical and useful.
See more reviews by Steveo - (St. Helens, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating Well worth buying!

Customer Rating I made much use of Justin’s free website ( when I first started playing acoustic guitar. As the many lessons on the website are free, I thought it was only fair to buy this book. I am glad I did – there are some great songs in there.

For anyone learning the guitar, buy this book and follow the free beginners’ course on The songs in this book fit with the stages of the beginners’ course on the website. Great idea and I wish the book had been available when I was learning.

For those who are more advanced, there are still some good songs in here but also take a look at the ‘Little Black Book’ range. The two books of acoustic hits are fantastic.

Customer Rating a very good starting book

Customer Rating A really great book! If you are a beginner guitarist you need to get this as there are alot of great songs to play.

Customer Rating A very good book that takes you from a basic beginner in stages that are progressive. It helps to be able to sing but even a non singer can benefit from this book by working through the lyrics in their mind.

Customer Rating Great book, easy to use and follow for a first time buy.
See more reviews by The guitar man - (Stockport, United Kingdom)

Customer Rating great book for beginners

Customer Rating The recommendations are top drawer stuff. I support them without reservation

More Product Details

Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 12/07/2011
Format: Instrumental Album
Length: 224 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Wise Publications
Author: Justin Sandercoe

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