There are around a dozen or so guitar chords that every beginner guitar player should learn. It takes a little work right at the beginning but once you have started it will just be a matter of routine practice to get these guitar chords under your belt. There is a piece of guitar wisdom you should learn right from the start, and that is there are different arrangements of any particular song. What I am getting at is that if you hear a song on a CD and would like to learn it, the original arrangement might be beyond your capabilities as a beginner guitarist. But by using simpler versions of the song's chords, or by changing the key the song is in, it becomes more accessible to someone who does not have a lot of technical skill or a large arsenal of chords.