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Easy Acoustic Songs Using Open A, D, E Chords

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(@dave-t)
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Most I know are old fart stuff, looking for suggestions for more contemporary stuff. I suppose also I could transpose some G, C, D songs as well.

Any ideas?

Thanks!


   
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(@denny)
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Lay Down Sally is a fun song using A-D-E.


   
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Old fart stuff is the best.
It's time tested and passed. the other stuff? (poof)

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


   
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(@kent_eh)
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Louie, Louie
Wild Thing

Ok, they're not really acoustic songs, but there's nothing stopping you from playing them that way. :wink:
And they are easy and instantly recognizable.

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(@dagwood)
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Mazzy Star - Fade into you
Here's a link

http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.ultimate-guitar.com/print.phpreplaceqmarkwhat=tab&id=129592

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(@dbrownlee)
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Wow, my first post! Finally started taking lesson a few weeks ago, with my daughter, who is learning bass. Last night at my lesson, I was ready to start with "Knockin' on Heavens Door", which my teacher had started me on to get faster at open chord changes. He asked if I had ever heard of the "Hannakuh" song by Adam Sandler. I had, so he wanted to work on that. I thought he was kidding, but it turns out it's 3 open chords- A, D, and E. He says it's another one to practice the more changes on.


   
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R-O-C-K in the USA - John Mellencamp
CC Rider
Devil with a Blue Dress On
Mony, Mony
Mustang Sally (if you transpose)
4,000, 000 blues songs :D :shock: :roll:

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(@welshman)
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There are a number of folk songs that lend themselves to these chords (or they were originally written that way). Not sure what kind of genre you are looking to trace.

D

What did the guitarist do when he was told to turn on his amp?
He caressed it softly and told it that he loved it.


   
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(@tinsmith)
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Key to the Highway uses those chords.

Not quite in that order


   
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(@ricochet)
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You can play any blues song using those chords if you like.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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(@clideguitar)
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"last time" by the Rolling Stones.

BJ


   
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