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Ok, so I recently got myself a Stagg Electro-Acoustic in black finish, sweet sounding with and without an amp....

Only problem is, I don't really know many acoustic songs to play on it!

So here's where this is going:

What is your favourite acoustic song/s (name and artist), and why?

At the moment I'm learning "Leaving on a Jet Plane" by John Denver, and loving it!
Also learning "Heat of the moment" by Asia, trying to convert it to a smooth acoustic sound. Getting there!

Pete :)

(Note; maybe this should be in opinions and polls?)


   
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The Dali
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Three easy and very recognizable acoustic tunes:

Southern Cross (CSN))
Uncle John's Band (Dead)
Wish You Were Here (Floyd)

-=- Steve

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dogbite
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I love playing a few Stones tunes....
Dead Flowers
Factory Girl
Wild Horses.

then we have Neil Young....but there are too many to name.
so try out those Stones tunes.

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ivankaramazov
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At the forefront, "Babe I'm gonna leave you" - Led Zeppelin. I can't pick up an acoustic without starting to play this song.

Others:
Stones - Sister Morphine, Angie, Wild Horses
PF - Wish you were Here
Kansas - Dust in the Wind
Zeppelin - Your time is gonna come, Over the hills and far away intro, Tangerine


   
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Voodoo_Merman
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Redemption Song - Bob Marley

At this time I would like to tell you that NO MATTER WHAT...IT IS WITH GOD. HE IS GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL. HIS WAY IS IN LOVE, THROUGH WHICH WE ALL ARE. IT IS TRULY -- A LOVE SUPREME --. John Coltrane


   
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Vic Lewis VL
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Wonderwall - Oasis
Half the world away - Oasis
Tangled up in blue - Dylan

Pete, maybe you should check out some mid-60's britpop - a lot of early Beatles, Stones, Kinks, Who, Manfred Mann and Hollies songs had acoustic backing, with an electric playing riffs licks and lead - and they were't too complicated, and they're easily recognisable....

Oh and Proud Mary and Bad Moon Rising - in fact a lot of CCR songs! - sound good played through an amp with an electro-acoustic....

:D :D :D

Vic

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Jonny Guitar
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Oh, I love playing the acoustic guitar! Some of my favorites are...

'Black Bird' By...I shouldn't have to say.

'Layla'(acoustic)...again I shouldn't have to say.

'Fake Plastic Trees' By Radiohead. A great acoustic tune.

'Lie In Your Graves' By DMB. This song has such a driving beat, and is so much fun to play. Pure fun.

That's all I can really think of right now...

Jonny


   
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Minus_Human
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Allot of the tunes from Nirvana Unplugged but especially "where did you sleep last night" and "the man who sold the world"
Mama Said from metallica is also cool , aswell as Tuesday's Gone from Lynard Skynard

Minus

And all the things you said to me
I need your arms to welcome me
But a cold stone's all I see

Let my heart go


   
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liveguitar515
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Ever hear Over the Hills and Far Away by Zeppelin?


   
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Ghost Rider
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Anything by Neil Young or Jack Johnson.

i.e If I Could by Jack Johnson is relatively easy.
Any one of David Hodge's, Neil Young lessons are a great start.
My favourite is Needle and The Damage Done.

Congrats on the new guitar.

Ghost

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Hawkfoggy
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ME i like
More than a feeling by Boston
The acustic part to stiarway to heaven ( if your an advanced player)
Sweet home alabama
Simple man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Getting into you by Relient k( if your a beginner)
and uh...GIT SNAKE BIT (not a song)

"I'm as free as a bird now. And this bird you can not change" Free Bird, By: Lynyrd Skynyrd
GIT SNAKE BIT!!!
stay safe


   
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Vic Lewis VL
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Lots of people suggested Neil Young - fair enough, I can't argue with that- but Ghostrider, Needle and the Damage done? Not only is it fairly hard to play, but it's in the all time top two of "Songs that are a complete and utter b*****d to play and sing along to" - just got beaten out of the top spot by Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" - come to think of it, most LR songs are almost impossible to play and sing at the same time!

One I forgot to mention was David's (take a bow again, Hodgemeister!) lesson on "Wish You Were Here" - I printed it out for my grandson last weekend, he's a huge Pink Floyd fan - he also wants to learn "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" - are you listening, DH?

:D :D :D

Vic

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Ghost Rider
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Lots of people suggested Neil Young - fair enough, I can't argue with that- but Ghostrider, Needle and the Damage done? Not only is it fairly hard to play, but it's in the all time top two of "Songs that are a complete and utter b*****d to play and sing along to" - just got beaten out of the top spot by Lou Reed's "Sweet Jane" - come to think of it, most LR songs are almost impossible to play and sing at the same time!

One I forgot to mention was David's (take a bow again, Hodgemeister!) lesson on "Wish You Were Here" - I printed it out for my grandson last weekend, he's a huge Pink Floyd fan - he also wants to learn "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" - are you listening, DH?

:D :D :D

Vic

Valid observation Vic!: I didn't say I played it well! :lol:

In David's arrangement, I find sufficient vocal cues to sing along. The descending bass line in the verse is helpful as a vocal cue. As well, just strumming the last line of each verse is much easier. Save the boogie-woogie lick for the interlude. What I often find difficult (being early- middle-aged and prematurely senile :lol: ) is remembering the words, not only to this song but others as well.

I think the top song that is impossible to sing and play along with is REM's Everybody Hurts. The arpeggios are tantalizingly easy to master; but the lack of vocal cues (in 12/8 timing) is maddening!

Ghost 8)

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pearlthekat
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After The Gold Rush is a nice song to play. Basically not hard but it has a barre chord in it if you're barre chord challenged. Or you can check out Dave's version on the home page for a chord melody way of playing it.

Tequila Sunrise is another good song to play. Basically pretty easy but with a couple of harder areas thrown in.

Blackbird - once you get it you get it and its fun.

Thinking About You - Radiohead. fast and challenging strum pattern.


   
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gnease
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I would consider trying any electric tune I really like on acoustic -- there have been many great acoustic covers created that way. Some of these are named above.

-=tension & release=-


   
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