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Old 03-05-2002, 10:53 PM
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Cool best acoustic songs to learn

what are the best ten acoustic guitar songs (fingerstyle or flatpick)to learn?
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Old 03-05-2002, 11:16 PM
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Don't Think Twice, It's Alright - Bob Dylan / Peter, Paul & Mary
Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
Dust In The Wind - Kansas

Not necessarily part of the "ten best", just the first three that popped into my mind.
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Old 03-05-2002, 11:38 PM
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Boy it's really hard to pick the 10 "best". I would suppose it would really depend on what styles you like. Some of my favorites are:

Leader of the Band (Fogelberg)
Time in a Bottle (Croce)
Danny's Song (Loggins and Messina)
Something in the Way She Moves (JT)
Classical Gas (Mason Williams)
Anywhere's a Better Place To Be (Chapin)
Father and Son (Cat Stevens)
More Than Words (Extreme)
Landslide (Fleetwood Mac)
Helplessly Hoping (CSNY)

Is that 10 already? I do also LOVE Dust in the Wind. that was the first finger picking song I ever learned. I'm currently enjoying dabbling in a little Slack Key guitar (Hawaiian style!) and would love to learn some Ragtime on guitar.
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Old 03-06-2002, 07:28 AM
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Gotta agree with Dust in the Wind, what a wonderful song out of such simple fingerpicking.

As well:

Teach your Children / CSNY
As Tears Go By / Rolling Stones
Brown Eyed Girl / Van Morrison
Tangled up in Blue / Dylan
All Along The Watchtower / Dylan


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Old 03-06-2002, 08:26 AM
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My favourite has to be Chet Atkin's rendition of " Vincent" from his "Read my Licks" CD
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Old 03-06-2002, 05:35 PM
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Dust in the Wind
Classical Gas
Jazz in the Box
The Rain Song
Pinball Wizard
Daylight Again
Penny for Your Thoughts
Roxanne
Stairway to U no where
Helplessly Hoping

Play em about everyday plus many Led Zep acoustic renditions. Jimmy Page's earlier acoustic songs still some of my favorites.
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Old 03-07-2002, 08:47 AM
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Well, Classical gas has gotta be one of my favorites, but I'm still working on the finger picking thing. Lately, I've realized just how much more enjoyable finger picking is, and I'm working my way through Phil Keaggy's "County Down." I'd love to eventually learn Jazz in the Box...
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Old 03-19-2002, 10:07 PM
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Little Martha (Allman Bros)
Can't Find My Way Home (Blind Faith)
Rain Song (Led Zep)
Blackbird (Beatles)

You can find tabs for every one of these songs at www.olga.net
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Old 03-27-2002, 07:50 PM
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All Dave Matthews songs
Heart- Crazy on you (sweet into)
Pink Floyd- Wish you were here
Jimi Hendrix-Little Wing (Sounds good Acoustic)
Ben Harper- Waiting on an Angel
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Old 03-28-2002, 10:10 PM
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poppish folkish countryish travish pickedish....

John Denver's This Old Guitar....simple, fun, honest, melodic,


Solo virtuoso Acoustic....Alex deGrassi's Slow Circle (think I've got the correct title....I had this maybe 15? 20? years ago on vinyl....have no idea if it's around here or not.....but I still find myself humming the melodies of some of these tunes while driving.......
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Old 03-29-2002, 08:32 PM
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add Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler....from Neck and Neck

I'll See You in My Dreams

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Old 04-02-2002, 11:08 AM
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Don't know if these are my favorites, but they are neat songs
that I have a chance at playing


Led Zepplin - Over the Hills and Far Away, Going To California
Van Halen - 316
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Pink Floyd - Goodbye Blue Sky, Wish You Were Here, Brain Damage, Is Anybody Out There?
Queensryche - Silent Lucidity
Pearl Jam - Garden
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Old 04-02-2002, 02:44 PM
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Oh yeah! I almost forgot..."Tears in the Rain" by Joe Satriani is an incredible song to learn. Not too many people know it, but it's definatly way up there on my list

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Old 04-06-2002, 05:41 PM
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Default So many songs, so little time . . .

Hmmm. Here's my list of fav's:

Mood For A Day - Steve Howe (still workin on this)
Good Riddence - Green Day
Ventura Highway - America
Horse With No Name - America
Tin Man - America
Sister Golden Hair - America *yeah I know, alot of America
Landslide - Stevie Nicks & Fleetwood Mac
The Fox - Nickel Creek
Streets of London - Ralph McTell
Rockey Mtn High - John Denver

Runners up:
Carpet of the Sun - Renaissance
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
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