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(@reynold)
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hi all

i love playin acoustic guitar..., ive been playin for a couple of years and and im not bad at it. so i wanna improve more, as i dont have any teacher i practice and learn by picking up songs. so can u guys suggest me some songs with really good guitar works for acoustic guitar, cud be blues,folk or rock anything with good guitar works, thanks

peace out :D

" Take what you can from your dreams and make them real as anything " - Dave Matthews.


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(@coleclark)
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'damien rice - cannonball' is a good place to start
basically any song can be stripped back to acoustic but some sound a lot better than others
coldplay are great practic (theyre hard!!)
most pop/rock bands with catchy songs you can find on ultimate guitar and copy the tabs of that
john mayers songs will prob teach you new chords and techniques
depends what you like to listen to, i dont really know of many songs that are a huge challenge to learn without going into the lead guitar/riff side of things, maybe try combining lead with rhythm? a riff based around the chord progression that you can play while strumming?


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(@causnorign)
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If you take a simple old traditional song like "Wasbash Cannonball" in a G,C,D progression, you'd be amazed what you can do with it .


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(@reynold)
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:D ALRYT IM GONNA DOWNLOAD IT TODAY.....BUT U DIDN'T MENTION THE ARTIST'S NAME.....BRO :D

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Most of the lessons written by David Hodge are for acoustic guitar - and there's many more in the Easy Songs forum.

:D :D :D

Vic

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(@gchord)
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I'm a big fan fan of Neil Young. I suggest a few songs form his Havest album,Old Man,Heart of Gold,and Needle and the Damage Done. To try your luck at finger pcking,Dust in the Wind is a great one to play.There's a lot of songs to play.


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(@rahul)
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+1 to Neil Young songs.

Some other artists known for acoustic guitar are John Denver, Alan Jackson, Simon and Garfunkel.

One more thing to keep in mind. You don't necessarily need an acoustic song. You can play electric guitar songs very well on an acoustic. Sometimes imo, they sound better on it.

Good Luck.


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 lars
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If you're into fingerpicking - e.g. Don't think twice its alright (Dylan)
Lots of Tom Waits stuff sounds good on accoustic too
Beatles of course- eg. Here, there and everywhere; you've got to hide your love away, blackbird ... ... ... ...
And yes - Neil young :-)

Look in the ESD forum - it's right over there :)

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(@off-he-goes)
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I pretty much only play acoustic now, so I try most songs on it.

Right now, I'm big on

Everlong-Foo Fighters
Tongue Tied-Faber Drive
I Will Follow You into the Dark-Deathcab for Cutie
Hey There Delillah-Plain White T's
A Star Called Sun-Kino (Brazzaville do a good English version)
Semi-Charmed Life-Third Eye Blind
If You Could Only See-Tonic
Your Body is a Wonderland-John Mayer
Jackie Brown-John Mellencamp

Plus all my regular stuff, Pearl Jam, Tragically Hip, Collective Soul, Jack Johnson, Great Big Sea, City and Colour(Dallas Green) and so on.

It's pretty much an endless list really, just try changing around songs a bit to work.

Paul

Vacate is the word...Vengance has no place on me or her...Cannot find a comfort in this world.


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(@coleclark)
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DEATH CAB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i can play into the dark. what a great song!

also try 'why georgia' by mayer

'broken' seether


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(@ksac32)
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Summer Breeze----SNC

Time for me to fly---REO

I used to love her---GNR 8)

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(@reynold)
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Most of the lessons written by David Hodge are for acoustic guitar - and there's many more in the Easy Songs forum.

:D :D :D

Vic

thanks..but im not lookin for easy songs, im lookin for acoustic songs with great guitar works. :P

" Take what you can from your dreams and make them real as anything " - Dave Matthews.


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(@reynold)
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If you're into fingerpicking - e.g. Don't think twice its alright (Dylan)
Lots of Tom Waits stuff sounds good on accoustic too
Beatles of course- eg. Here, there and everywhere; you've got to hide your love away, blackbird ... ... ... ...
And yes - Neil young :-)

Look in the ESD forum - it's right over there :)

thanks lars, ive already picked up dont think twice, awesome one and ill try tom waits, good idea, neil is kool too.

whats ESD forum?

" Take what you can from your dreams and make them real as anything " - Dave Matthews.


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(@reynold)
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I pretty much only play acoustic now, so I try most songs on it.

Right now, I'm big on

Everlong-Foo Fighters
Tongue Tied-Faber Drive
I Will Follow You into the Dark-Deathcab for Cutie
Hey There Delillah-Plain White T's
A Star Called Sun-Kino (Brazzaville do a good English version)
Semi-Charmed Life-Third Eye Blind
If You Could Only See-Tonic
Your Body is a Wonderland-John Mayer
Jackie Brown-John Mellencamp

Plus all my regular stuff, Pearl Jam, Tragically Hip, Collective Soul, Jack Johnson, Great Big Sea, City and Colour(Dallas Green) and so on.

It's pretty much an endless list really, just try changing around songs a bit to work.

Paul

like your choice....but too much contemporary, but i love pearl jam and collective souls. :D

" Take what you can from your dreams and make them real as anything " - Dave Matthews.


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Since you mentioned blues, check out Clapton's unplugged album. The entire thing really.

http://taso.dmusic.com/music/


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