In today’s article, we’re going to highlight some of the easy Arctic Monkeys songs that you can learn to play on your guitar. If you’re a fan of this British band, you’ll most definitely enjoy the list below!
Arctic Monkeys is one of the most important rock bands in the world right now. The band has released six studio albums so far and they’re currently working on their seventh record. Although the style of Alex Turner is truly inimitable, the songs by his band aren’t actually that difficult to play.
Here’s the list of 10 easy Arctic Monkeys songs to learn and play on your guitar. Feel free to check out the tabs in the right column! It doesn’t matter whether you have an acoustic or an electric guitar – you can use whatever you want. If you don’t like practicing on your own, scroll down to the next section to see the video lessons.
10 Easy Arctic Monkeys Songs – List
|Arctic Monkeys – 505||TABS|
|Arctic Monkeys – When The Sun Goes Down||TABS|
|Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know||TABS|
|Arctic Monkeys – Four Out Of Five||TABS|
|Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine||TABS|
|Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Adolescent||TABS|
|Arctic Monkeys – I Wanna Be Yours||TABS|
|Arctic Monkeys – Knee Socks||TABS|
|Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning||TABS|
|Arctic Monkeys – No Buses||TABS|
For The Biggest Fans
1. Arctic Monkeys – 505
505 is one of the easiest songs to play by Arctic Monkeys. Why is it so simple? Well, you basically need to know two basic chords – Dm and Em. If you know these chord shapes, you’re ready to go!
Of course, the original song is a bit more complex, but this acoustic version will definitely be suitable for absolute beginners. I highly recommend checking out the lesson above, it explains everything very thoroughly!
2. Arctic Monkeys – When The Sun Goes Down
When The Sun Goes Down is an another really popular song by Arctic Monkeys. In comparison with the previous tune, it’s a bit more difficult and it sounds best on an electric guitar.
Still, I think that any fan of Arctic Monkeys should know how to play the main riff from this song. I’m sure that you’ll be able to play this track after a bit of practice – the lesson above will definitely help you with that.
3. Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know
Do I Wanna Know by Arctic Monkeys features one of the most iconic guitar riffs created by this British band. I’m sure that we all know and love that song! Nevertheless, not many people know that it’s actually very easy to play.
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a more advanced guitarist, you’ll definitely enjoy playing that riff. Undoubtedly, you’ll be able to pick it up very quickly. I highly recommend checking out the tutorial above.
4. Arctic Monkeys – Four Out Of Five
Four Out Of Five comes from the last album by Arctic Monkeys called Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. The song features an another iconic riff which is actually one of my absolute favorites!
Although the original version is played on an electric guitar, the acoustic version from the tutorial above sounds awesome as well. The chord progression in that tune sounds very cool, so I highly encourage you to learn it from start to finish. It will definitely help you with becoming a better guitarist.
5. Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine
R U Mine is an another absolutely legendary song written by Alex Turner and his crew. Although it’s not the easiest song on today’s list, some parts of that track are actually quite simple.
Surely, all true fans of this band should learn to play the main riff from that song. I encourage you to check out the lesson above – it explains every part of this track very thoroughly.
6. Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Adolescent
Fluorescent Adolescent is one of the older songs by Arctic Monkeys, but it’s still really worth learning. In fact, it’s one of the songs that made me fall in love with this band! The main riff of that track is very simple to play and you shouldn’t experience too many problems to learn it from start to finish.
I highly recommend checking out the tutorial above. It will definitely help you to pick it up very quickly.
7. Arctic Monkeys – I Wanna Be Yours
I Wanna Be Yours is one of my favorite ballads written by Alex Turner. The song is truly beautiful and it’s actually not that difficult to play. There’s a lot of different ways to play it but the version from the tutorial sounds best on an electric guitar.
Although this track may be challenging for some of the less advanced guitarists, it’s still a great choice for any fan of Arctic Monkeys. The lesson above features tabs on the screen, so you can easily play along with the guitar teacher.
8. Arctic Monkeys – Knee Socks
Knee Socks is an another massive hit by Arctic Monkeys. The main riff from that track is really iconic and what’s important, it’s pretty simple to play. You shouldn’t experience too many problems to learn it from start to finish.
Just like in the previous video, the tabs are included on the screen, so you can efficiently practice and watch the video at the same time. I’m sure that you’ll really enjoy learning that one!
9. Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning
Crying Lightning is an another iconic song by Arctic Monkeys. It comes from their third album called Humbug (2009). The main riff is pretty easy to play so it shouldn’t cause too much trouble even for the less advanced guitarists.
I have to admit that this is one of my favorite songs by Arctic Monkeys, so I’m sure that you’ll enjoy it as well! In addition, learning that track will significantly improve your guitar skills. The lesson above will definitely help you with that.
10. Arctic Monkeys – No Buses
If you’re not familiar with this track, it comes from the early EP called Who The F*ck Are Arctic Monkeys (2006). It’s not the easiest song on today’s list, but it’s definitely worth learning.
There are two guitar parts played in that track: one by Jamie and one by Alex. Although you can’t play both of them at the same time, you can definitely try to learn at least one of them. The video lesson above features the tabs, so you can easily practice and play along.
As you can see, a lot of songs by Arctic Monkeys are actually pretty easy to play. Of course, don’t feel discouraged if you can’t play these songs yet. It all takes time and practice, so you’ll see that everything will become much easier in a few weeks or months!
Which song by Arctic Monkeys is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think, I’m really interested to hear that!
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