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Old 02-21-2020, 03:54 PM
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Default What are some good songs to strum that don't need singing?

There are a lot of good strumming songs, but I've found that a lot of them are just repeating the same verse over and over with maybe a bridge and it gets pretty repetitive to play.

My favorite songs to strum seem to be ones with a lot of different parts that people recognize. For example, Band on the Run by Paul McCartney fits the bill. Also the Rolling Stones' Angie is a good one.

Any others you might recommend that might fit the bill?
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:28 PM
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Embryonic Journey (JA) comes to mind if you're old enough to remember it.
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:30 PM
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Melissa by the Allman Brothers.

House of the Rising Sun
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:43 PM
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Embryonic Journey (JA) comes to mind if you're old enough to remember it.
You COULD strum it, I guess....
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Old 02-21-2020, 04:55 PM
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There are a lot of good strumming songs, but I've found that a lot of them are just repeating the same verse over and over with maybe a bridge and it gets pretty repetitive to play.

My favorite songs to strum seem to be ones with a lot of different parts that people recognize. For example, Band on the Run by Paul McCartney fits the bill. Also the Rolling Stones' Angie is a good one.

Any others you might recommend that might fit the bill?
"Sultans of Swing" would work that way. Here's one lesson (not by me):

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Bob Seger's Night Moves comes to mind.
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Beatles "You've Got to Hide your Love Away", especially on a 12 string. But that progression, holding the G note on the high E string for all chords always makes any guitar sound great.
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This one is fun to play.

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Old 02-21-2020, 05:15 PM
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I sing but I play ''City of New Orleans'' with all strumming. There are so many chord changes that you can feel the song moving even with all strumming.

I have to say though that it sounds much better with my banjo playing buddy playing along.
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Melissa by the Allman Brothers.

House of the Rising Sun
Melissa is one I know and like. And Lola also. Just need a few more to put on my list of to dos.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:54 PM
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“Deal” by Jerry Garcia has a sweet progression and can be played as an shuffle. Sounds good strummed or with some added fills and runs.
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Give a Little Bit by Supertramp is good one. Kind of similar to Night Moves with the turnaround chord.
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:34 PM
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How about Pinball Wizard?
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Old 02-21-2020, 07:36 PM
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Sounds good strummed or with some added fills and runs.
This.
Do you mean any song that sounds good with JUST strumming?
I have moved away from those and only choose ones with riffs, runs, bass notes, etc...
Carter Style and Boom-Chuka come to mind.

in that case-
Sweet Virginia - Stones
Wild World - Cat Stevens
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Beatles "You've Got to Hide your Love Away", especially on a 12 string. But that progression, holding the G note on the high E string for all chords always makes any guitar sound great.
Totally agree!! Sounds great on my 000!!
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