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I'm mostly an electric player but I'd like to play more acoustic. I'm looking for ideas on good acoustic songs (or songs suited to) that have a good mix of strumming and picking. (No overly technical songs - prefer standard tunings as much as alternate tunings are fun)
My main interests are hard and classic rock, blues etc. I mostly play along to Tragically Hip songs from the first 3 albums and started working on some Days of the New stuff.

What are your favorites?
 

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Wild Horses - Stones
Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots
Wish You Were Here - Floyd
Please Be With Me - Clapton
Hard Luck Woman - KISS
Any Day Now - The Watchmen
Down by the Seaside - Zeppelin
 

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Select songs from Led Zeppelin (3), Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed, Beggar's banquet, Exile On Main Street), Gordon Lightfoot, Blue Rodeo, Tragically Hip, Jethro Tull, any number of old blues songs, Dire Straits...
 

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Been playing some Eagles tunes on my acoustic guitar for awhile now. I've created some backing tracks with the hope of recording 3 or 4 this winter when the weather drives me indoors. Should be fun trying to lay down all the harmonies myself.
 

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Here's the table of contents from my campfire jam songbook.

Barenaked Ladies - Call and Answer
Barenaked Ladies - Lovers in a Dangerous Time *
The Beatles - A Little Help From My Friends *
Counting Crows - Hanginaround
Counting Crows - Hard Candy
Daniel and the Lion - Death Head
Foo Fighters - My Hero
Frozen - Let It Go
Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
The Grapes of Wrath - What Was Going Through My Head
Grateful Dead - Franklin’s Tower
Grateful Dead - Mama Tried
Grateful Dead - Ripple
Grateful Dead - Sugaree
Glen Hansard - Winning Streak
Emmylou Harris - Wayfaring Stranger
Greg Holden - Bulletproof
Indigo Girls - Closer To Fine
Jack Johnson - Do You Remember
Kid Rock - All Summer Long *
The Lone Bellow - Bleeding Out
The Lone Bellow - Teach Me To Know
The Lone Bellow - Watch Over Us
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama *
Bob Marley - Redemption Song *
John Cougar Mellencamp - Jack and Diane *
Pearl Jam - Amongst The Waves
Pearl Jam - Daughter
Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In a Small Town*
Pearl Jam - Last Kiss *
Pearl Jam - Wishlist
Tom Petty - Free Falling
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Tom Petty - You Don’t Know How It Feels *
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
John Prine - Angel From Montgomery
Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
Stephen Stills - Love The One You’re With
Sublime - What I Got *
The Tragically Hip - 38 Years Old
The Tragically Hip - Ahead By a Century *
The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon *
The Tragically Hip - Courage
The Tragically Hip - Fiddler’s Green
The Tragically Hip - Fireworks
The Tragically Hip - Flamenco
The Tragically Hip - Nautical Disaster
The Tragically Hip - The Rules
The Tragically Hip - Scared
The Tragically Hip - Wheat Kings *
U2 - All I Want Is You
Eddie Vedder - Rise
Bill Withers - Lean On Me *
Hawksley Workman - Safe and Sound
Neil Young - Crime In The City
Neil Young - Hanging On a Limb
Neil Young - Harvest Moon *
Neil Young - Heart of Gold *
Neil Young - Helpless *
Neil Young - Powderfinger
Neil Young - Rockin In the Free World *
Neil Young - Unknown Legend *
 

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Great song suggestions folks.Some stuff I have long forgotten

Purple Rain is pretty easy and sounds great on acoustic.
Never would have thought of Prince...will give that a look

What about some acoustic ACDC!

It would kick some serious ass!

Pffft, this guy copied me....yeah, in my dreams...way cool!

Select songs from Led Zeppelin (3), Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed, Beggar's banquet, Exile On Main Street), Gordon Lightfoot, Blue Rodeo, Tragically Hip, Jethro Tull, any number of old blues songs, Dire Straits...
Never considered JT...love their stuff from the classics to the newer rock. Big into Knopfler too

Here's the table of contents from my campfire jam songbook.

Barenaked Ladies - Call and Answer
Barenaked Ladies - Lovers in a Dangerous Time *
The Beatles - A Little Help From My Friends *
Counting Crows - Hanginaround
Counting Crows - Hard Candy
Daniel and the Lion - Death Head
Foo Fighters - My Hero
Frozen - Let It Go
Peter Gabriel - In Your Eyes
The Grapes of Wrath - What Was Going Through My Head
Grateful Dead - Franklin’s Tower
Grateful Dead - Mama Tried
Grateful Dead - Ripple
Grateful Dead - Sugaree
Glen Hansard - Winning Streak
Emmylou Harris - Wayfaring Stranger
Greg Holden - Bulletproof
Indigo Girls - Closer To Fine
Jack Johnson - Do You Remember
Kid Rock - All Summer Long *
The Lone Bellow - Bleeding Out
The Lone Bellow - Teach Me To Know
The Lone Bellow - Watch Over Us
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama *
Bob Marley - Redemption Song *
John Cougar Mellencamp - Jack and Diane *
Pearl Jam - Amongst The Waves
Pearl Jam - Daughter
Pearl Jam - Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In a Small Town*
Pearl Jam - Last Kiss *
Pearl Jam - Wishlist
Tom Petty - Free Falling
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Tom Petty - You Don’t Know How It Feels *
Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
John Prine - Angel From Montgomery
Darius Rucker - Wagon Wheel
Stephen Stills - Love The One You’re With
Sublime - What I Got *
The Tragically Hip - 38 Years Old
The Tragically Hip - Ahead By a Century *
The Tragically Hip - Bobcaygeon *
The Tragically Hip - Courage
The Tragically Hip - Fiddler’s Green
The Tragically Hip - Fireworks
The Tragically Hip - Flamenco
The Tragically Hip - Nautical Disaster
The Tragically Hip - The Rules
The Tragically Hip - Scared
The Tragically Hip - Wheat Kings *
U2 - All I Want Is You
Eddie Vedder - Rise
Bill Withers - Lean On Me *
Hawksley Workman - Safe and Sound
Neil Young - Crime In The City
Neil Young - Hanging On a Limb
Neil Young - Harvest Moon *
Neil Young - Heart of Gold *
Neil Young - Helpless *
Neil Young - Powderfinger
Neil Young - Rockin In the Free World *
Neil Young - Unknown Legend *
Holy mother of god, what a list, and a great one at that.
I've got most of the Hip stuff down, but there's a great number of songs here that might be ideal
 

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Have you tried any noodling yet?
Admittedly not much. I've been struggling with getting Re-Valver going - totally frustrated. I am NOT a PC guy. A few amp models sound great on the G3. If I cant get it to work soon, I'm just going to stick with that and buy a small mixer so I can jam to tunes through headphones.
(I think that will work...)

No muss, no fuss. Plug in and play. Tired of the nonsense
 

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That is VERY impressive!!
Thanks, but nah...it's just about the only stuff I really ever stuck with over the years. And oddly enough, I didn't care for thier songs originally until I started playing along.
 

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You might want to consider distancing yourself and give it a rest for a bit. You might feel better when you can focus on it with fresh energy and clarity.
Definitely. Trying to download th3 tonight but my service is beyond abysmal. Gonna fail again. Resorting to using my phone to surf. Don't feel like playing either
 

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Definitely. Trying to download th3 tonight but my service is beyond abysmal. Gonna fail again. Resorting to using my phone to surf. Don't feel like playing either
Sometimes it's good to take a break!

I really have to force myself though. I need to realize that there is life beyond my guitar but I don't really want to acknowledge that fact!

I am actually making some home made chicken and dumpling soup for my boys! A mothers touch always makes you feel better when you're sick. It's a good way to divert my attention away from my guitar! It's only one night.
 

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Great suggestions above...how about some songs, not yet mentioned, which (I think) were made for acoustic? In group alphabetical order:
America - Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair, Ventura Highway (may need multiple guitarists for this one)
Cat Stevens - Moonshadow
Led Zeppelin - Ramble On
Neil Young - Old Man
...of course, hundreds others to select; just tried to suggest top 5-6.
 

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I have a fairly limited list, but as an Electric player turned acoustic (occasionally)

- Over the Hills and Far Away - Zep
- Gallows Pole - Zep
- Stairway - Zep
- Dust in the Wind - Kansas
- Hole Hearted - Extreme
- Only Women Bleed - Coops
- Midnight Rider - Allmans
- Closer to the Heart - Rush
- Can't you see - Marshall Tucker
- Black Hole Sun - Sound Garden
- Here Comes the Sun - Harrison
- Jolene - Dolly or White Stripes
- Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks
- Creep - Radiohead
- Hotel California - Eagles (anything by the Eagles pretty much)
- Heart of Gold - Young
- Blackberry Blossom - Tony Rice (if you're into any Bluegrass type of stuff. Really fun song to play)

The guys more well versed in Acoustic will probably have a slightly different take....this is coming from an electric players perspective. This is just my small list of tunes I've played/attempted.
 
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