2. Dust in the Wind (by Kansas)
This one might seem tricky at first, but the fingerpicking pattern is repetitive - if you can nail the initial pattern, you just need to focus on the chord changes. Take it slowly at first. You might try staying on the C major chord, and repeating the fingerpicking pattern over and over until you get it.
Look - as a guitarist, you're going to have to learn this song at some point. So, you might as well do it now. The fingerpicking on this is actually pretty straightforward - it's some of the fretting hand shapes, and the memorization which will probably be tougher for you.
4. Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You (by Led Zeppelin)
The fingerpicking pattern for this Led Zeppelin song may be easier for novices, as the pattern is sequential, and probably easier to remember.
5. Needle and the Damage Done (by Neil Young)
This Neil Young song from Harvest is pretty straightforward - it's an eight bar guitar part which repeats throughout the song. So, once you learn those eight bars, you know the whole tune! There might be a couple shapes here that beginner guitarists won't have played before, but there's nothing too challenging in this song.
6. Blackbird (by The Beatles)
This is another must-learn song on the guitar, and the good news is that it's easier to play than it sounds. Again, the fingerpicking itself is pretty straightforward - it's the fretting hand work that will take some time.
7. Here Comes the Sun (by The Beatles)
This great tune by George Harrison sounds great, and is a song that can be learned by beginner guitarists. You'll need a capo to make this one sound right, and it will take some practice, but "Here Comes the Sun" is definitely conquerable.
8. Vincent (by Don McLean)
Now, things are starting to get a little trickier. The chord shapes in this song ("Starry Starry Night..." for those of you for whom the song title doesn't ring a bell) aren't tricky, but the fingerpicking pattern is all over the place, so there will be a lot of memorization required.
9. Tears in Heaven (by Eric Clapton)
Here's another song that beginner guitarists will probably struggle with for a while. "Tears in Heaven" is probably more challenging for its chord structures than it is for its fingerpicking patterns. Feel free to give it a try, but if you're a newbie, it'll probably be a while before you can make this one sound good.