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  1. David Hodge
    September 6th, 2010 @ 7:47 am

    One of the things I’ve like most about songs of John Fogerty (both Creedence and solo) is that most of them sound great with just a single guitar and it’s relatively easy to come up with great single guitar arrangements. “Lodi,” “Have You Ever Seen the Rain,” “Lookin’ Out My Backdoor,” “Someday Never Comes” and “I Saw It On TV” are great choices for playing out because everyone knows them but they don’t get played all that often so the audience usually responds very well to them.

    Othe songs are great for jam-band settings, even though you might not think so. “Green River” definitely- in fact it’s a fantastic song for folks just starting to get confident with soloing and jamming as it all can be played with the E minor pentatonic scale.

    And I heard Aaron Neville do a very cool Bayou-stomp arrangement of “Fortunate Son” that is perfect for a swinging dance band that’s looking for a terrific new way to bring a classic rock song back onto the dance floor. And it’s got a lot of space for jamming on all kinds of instruments from guitars to keyboards to horns of all sorts.


  2. Charl Coetzee
    October 5th, 2010 @ 4:19 pm

    A good song will always sound great with just a vocal and acoustic guitar. That certainly is the case with CCR tunes. They rock big time and I find those tunes really work well on acoustic guitar. Whenever I get a chance I sneak one or two Creedence tunes into my acoustic guitar lessons! I haven’t had a student complain yet. :-)

  3. ProFuzz
    October 28th, 2010 @ 7:23 am

    Yes, this is a very good idea to make lists of songs which are really easy to play even for a newbie guitar player… so, think about it, maybe you will continue your list with some other great guitar hits!

  4. Darlene
    October 11th, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    I like most of CCR’s songs but especially “Have You Ever Seen The Rain” They have some great songs and I could listen to them again and again. Thank you for reminding me of some of the great hits of the past.