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Good songs for acoustic guitar?

Asked by littlekori (676points) November 12th, 2010
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I have taught myself how to play the guitar and i was wondering if anyone knew of any easier songs, that would be fun to play. Pretty much anything would be fine with me, maybe just more happy, bubbly type of music, but anything is fine(:


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harple's avatar

You can’t go wrong with the Beatles :-)

wickedcriket's avatar

Heart of Gold is simple and uses 4 chords Em – C – G – D. It’s old and a bit boring but it may help you work on transitioning from one chord to another. If you’re not doing too bad with transitioning, try looking up a song you like and learning it. It makes it a bit more enjoyable when it’s something you actually like to listen to and sing along with.

poisonedantidote's avatar

I’m not skilled at playing any instruments at all, I can use a computer to make music, but no traditional instruments. However, I notice a lot of people who play acoustic guitar know how to play Come As You Are – Nirvana Maybe that means it’s not too hard to learn, and while its not exactly a happy song, it’s a good one.

wickedcriket's avatar

Come As You Are is a great song to develop lead work and scale skills. Just because each finger is suppose to correspond to a fret as you move up and down the guitar. Index finger first fret, middle finger second fret and so on and so forth. It helps with the overall dexterity of the fingers and being able to pick out specific notes on a particular string.

Paradox's avatar

Stairway to Heaven by Led Zepplin was one of the first acoustic songs I learned how to play.

Andreas's avatar

@littlekori You can’t go wrong with any of the songs in the “folk” genre. Try listening to and for many modern and traditional songs that broadly fall into “folk”. This includes blurgrass, country, traditional folk, celtic, traditional British folk to name a few.

Also, many non-acoustic songs can quite successfully be played “unplugged”.

I hope this gives you some ideas.

stratman37's avatar

Bob Seger’s Night Moves
the Beatles’ Yesterday, Here Comes the Sun, Norwegian Wood, And I love Her
A Horse With No Name by America
Knocking on Heavens Door by Bob Dylan
Hurt As performed by Johnny Cash, Written by Nine Inch Nails
Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
Good Riddance (Time of your Life) By Green day
“Wanted Dead Or Alive” by Bon Jovi
“Waiting On The World To Change” By John Mayer
“Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen
Hallelujah By Jeff Buckley
“Bad Moon Rising” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Don’t Be Cruel” by Elvis Presley
“Come Monday” by Jimmy Buffett
“Blowin In The Wind” by Bob Dylan
“Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman
“Like a Rolling Stone” by Bob Dylan
“Wild World” by Cat Stevens
“Teach Your Children” by Crosby Stills Nash & Young
“You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt
“Love Story” by Taylor Swift
“More Than Words” by Extreme
“Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” by Poison
“Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton

That oughta keep ya busy for a couple a nights!

carolineenilorac21's avatar

Cold December- Matt Costa
Divided- Tegan and Sara
First Day of My Life- Bright Eyes
Yellow- Coldplay
Green Eyes- Coldplay
Wake Me Up When September Ends- Green Day
Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
Today- The Smashing Pumpkins
We’re Going to Be Friends- The White Stripes
Paint It Black- The Rolling Stones
A-Punk: Vampire Weekend
Karma Police- Radiohead
Calypso- Spirderbait
I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
Fade Into You- Mazzy Star
Swing Life Away- Rise Against
Coffee Shop- Landon Pigg
I Will Follow You Into the Dark- Death Cab for Cutie
Crazy On You- Heart
Most of these are pretty easy except for the last two, but they’re great, so I had to add them :)

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