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RG_FANMAN
08-18-2007, 01:36 PM
Hey, first post in this thread, and i've gotta say, i got referred here looking for songs, and it's great. so, i decided i'd add 3:

Song: No Excuses, by Alice in Chains
Genre: Hard Rock/Grunge
Skill Level: 4? it's not that hard, but if you're new to acoustic, the arpeggios and the solo can be a bit tricky.
Technique: Strumming, Picking, nothing to flashy
Why?: Cuz everyone knows the chord progression (my dad, die hard country fan [pseudo-hick, no offense], loves this song). Plus, it sound great and is fun to play.
Where: Anywhere really; especially around friends who listen to some form of rock. Get everyone singing, and it's really fun.

Song: House of Doom, by Black Label Society
Genre: Southern Rock/Metal i guess
Skill Level: the acoustic part is like a 1 (it's just chords). However, if you wanna include the solo, then it's like a 5 (cuz Zakk's pretty crazy, and the solo's hard to get 100% right cuz he gets pretty crazy)
Technique: Strumming, picking for the solo
Why?: the song is a great song, sounds great acoustic.
Where: With friends.

Song: A Tout Le Monde, Megadeth
Genre: Metal Ballad
SKill Level: 5, only cuz of the solo. Everything else is power chords and arpeggios.
Technique: Picking
Why?: It's like Megadeth's best ballad (and one of their only)
Where: With friends

Hopefully this helped someone!

DentalCare42
08-20-2007, 03:35 PM
[QUOTE=petey gunnz]heres 2 i cant belive are not here

Song: Pieces

Artist: Sum 41

Genre: Acoustic emo

Skill: Pretty much the easyest acoustic song 4 simple chords that are all close, youll learn the strumming pattern in a couple of mins 1-2/10

Technique: Strumming

Why?: This song is really fun to play and sing along with while playing


where did you find this? cause i've been looking everywhere for something by sum41 on acoustic

ajandrius
08-21-2007, 03:51 PM
Artist: Antoine Dufour
Song: Glimmer of Hope
Genre: Instrumental
Technique: Fingerpicking
Skill: 5/10. Little bit fast, but not too fast. One of the easier Antoine Dufour songs.
Why?: It sounds good.
Other: You'll need a 5 string capo to play this, but I use 6 string capo, just leave one string open.
Link: Guitar Pro format (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/a/antoine_dufour/glimmer_of_hope_guitar_pro.htm)

TontoGoneCrazy
08-21-2007, 04:53 PM
Song: The Past Recedes by John Frusciante
Genre: Acoustic, almost Folk Rock
Skill Level: w/ Solo-7/10 (this maybe to high, I haven't tried it), w/o Solo-3 or 4/10
Technique: If you want to do the solo, some hammer ons and pull offs, but if you just play the chords it's very easy.
Why: It's a great song to just play around with
Where: Sitting around with friends, alone in your room, Open Mic Nights, Coffed Houses, any time is fine.

sock_demon
08-22-2007, 06:07 PM
song name : concierto de aranjuez

genre: kinda spanish sounding

skill level-10 this is a hellofa hard piece to play

technique- fingerpicking and a lot of it

why this song?- I've heard this piece before, but i didn't know what it was called, then I was listening to the radio one day and the DJ told me the name :D

appropriate occasions this could be used for- Anything

Here's a youtube link :http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxwceLlaODM

You don't need a 10-string to play this, it just looks cool when if you do. although there is one part where he drones the 8th, I think it's the eighth...

rockinlespaul
08-22-2007, 10:33 PM
Wild Word byCat Stevens
Genre Folk
Skill 3 Just working of some chords, a few small little riffs if I may say such. Just alot of chords, but very simple song.
Style Mostly strumming, picking
Why? Its such a beautiful song, and mostly everyone knows it. Girls love it.
Where Hanging out with friends, showing off to older family members, playing for your girlfriend.

Link Cat Stevens' "Wild World" (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/c/cat_stevens/wild_world_power_tab.htm)

IsawTheCoastDie
08-24-2007, 08:44 PM
Artist: Alkaline Trio
Song: Blue in the face
genre: Punk/Emo
Skill: 3 just some simple chords and power chord progressions... The hardest part would be singing while playing it because the strumming doesn't really match the lyrics.
Style: All strumming
Why: Its a very enjoyable song to sing and it seems a lot harder to play than it really is to someone who doesn't play guitar.
Where: Small gatherings with friends or for a girl.

GU1T4R-H3R0
08-25-2007, 01:25 PM
dont think anyone has posted this yet, its played on an electric in the original recording i believe but sounds great on an acoustic
Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
genre: Southern Rock
Skill: 4/10 pretty easy song takes a little practice to sing along though solo can be a bit challenging
Style: arpeggios
Why: sounds great nice song to play with your friends as there are a few different guitar parts.
Where: a gig, graduation, playing with your friends

hey why not more skynyrd

Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd
genre:southern rock
skill:2-3/10 easy song only a few chords may take a bit to learn all the little licks they add in
style:picking a bit of strumming
why:really fun song to play and well known, will get people singing along
where:anywhere really

jd44
08-26-2007, 01:08 AM
Song: Sweet Avenue
Band: Jets to Brazil
Genre: '90s Alternative
Skill Level: 2/10
Technique: Picking, Strumming
Why?: Simplistic, yet has an amazing Intro

Link (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/jets_to_brazil/sweet_avenue_tab.htm)

Song: Empty Picture Frame
Band: Jets to Brazil
Genre: '90s Alternative
Skill Level: 4/10
Technique: Picking, Strumming
Why?: Simplistic again

Link (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/jets_to_brazil/empty_picture_frame_ver2_tab.htm)

Nine Days is really great for acoustic guitars.

Song: If I Am
Band: Nine Days
Genre: '90s Alternative
Skill Level: 2/10 (the strumming pattern might be a little tricky for beginners, only 4-5 chords)
Technique: Strumming (Capo on the 4th)
Why?: Catchy song, Girls Love it

Link (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/n/nine_days/if_i_am_crd.htm)

Song: Absolutely (Story of a Girl) (Acoustic Version)
Band:Nine Days
Genre: '90s Alternative
Skill Level: 3/10 (Hard Rhythm to figure out)
Technique: Strumming
Why?: Catchy Again, Girls Love it

Link (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/n/nine_days/absolutely_crd.htm)
(Note this is the acoustic version not the album version)

Song: Bitter
Band: Nine Days
Genre: '90s Alternative
Skill Level: 3/10
Technique: Finger Picking
Why?: Just easy and fun

Link (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/n/nine_days/bitter_ver3_tab.htm)

And I am surprised no one mentioned this Pink Floyd Song

Song: Vera
Band: Pink Floyd
Genre: Classic Rock
Skill Level: 4/10
Technique: Finger Picking
Why?: Because It's Dirty

I Don't like any of the tabs here, so go look for the official tabs

I know your all going to hate on me for this

rockinlespaul
08-26-2007, 01:12 PM
SongAll I Can Do Is Write About It[/B]
Artist Lynyrd Skynyrd
Genre Acoustic Southern Rock
Skill Level 4 Its easy if you just play regular chords, if you play the variations of the chords it a bit tougher. You Just have to get used to the pattern.
TechniqueStrumming
Why? Its a really cool sounding song, sonds good for how easy it is, and the lyrics are pretty cool if you like to sing.
When? Hanging out with your friends, campfire, environmental awareness events.

Powertab Version (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/l/lynyrd_skynyrd/all_i_can_do_is_write_about_it_power_tab.htm)

18zzz18
08-31-2007, 02:59 PM
i dont know if someone has put this up yet :confused:
but.....

Song and artist- Good Riddance by Green Day
Skill level- 4/10 if your singing but like 3/10 otherwise
Technique- strumming and fingerpicking i guess
Why?- its a good song and it looks really good but its easy :D
When?- i guess anytime. for friends or for like a small preformance.

Link- http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/g/green_day/good_riddance_ver15_tab.htm

I Can Sp311
09-13-2007, 11:33 AM
Asshole
Dennis Leary.
genre
skill level- 1/10 its extreamly easy just fun to play
technique- Basic strumming
why this song?-Funny song...
appropriate occasions this could be used for- Just when chilling with friends


Link- http://ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/dennis_leary/asshole_tab.htm

Silent Potato
09-17-2007, 12:03 AM
Artist/Song - Such Great Heights - Iron and Wine

Genre - Folk

Skill Level - If you're just playing the guitar part, about 2.6. If you're going to sing along while finger picking, this song proves to be somewhat of a challenge at first. (Note: requires a capo).

Why This Song? - This song is simply beautiful, and on top of that, it's very recognizable.

Technique - Finger picking

Appropriate Occasions - This could be used for any kind of get-together. With friends, or anything like that. It can be played entirely by you alone, so that's pretty cool.

Link - Click here. (http://ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/i/iron_and_wine/such_great_heights_tab.htm)

Haeron
09-17-2007, 01:31 AM
Artist - Song - Al Di Meola/Paco De Lucia - Mediterranean Sundance

Genre - Jazz/flamenco fusion

Skill Level If you're playing strictly rhythm, it's just simple strumming (2/10) If, however, you want to play it properly and go lead, 10. You don't do slow leads over this one. Check out Al Di Meola's on the tab on this website.

Why this Song? - Because you can, or if you have some extremely talented friends and people you wish to impress, this is the song if you can play it. You can do it in a duet if you wish, or with more people.

Technique - Flamenco techniques or picking (strumming and picking. Picking very, very fast.)

Appropriate Occasions - When you want to jam, or in a concert.

Links - Al Di Meola's Myspace - http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=42496735 (you can listen to the original there)
Tab - http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/a/al_dimeola/mediterranean_sundance_tab.htm
(The tab is only DiMeola's lead and the intro.) I would recommend looking at how DiMeola works his solo, then improvising yourself.)

closertofreewil
09-26-2007, 08:04 AM
Song:Rivendell- Rush
Genre:Classical
Skil Level:3/10 Very easy, and great for people who want to learn a little classical
Technique:Fingerpicking
Why this song:It's the first classical song I ever learned, and its by the best band ever!

Beavis2112
10-05-2007, 07:27 PM
I read through the whole thread but found nothing new that I liked so here's a few of my faves:

Artist: Smashing Pumpkins
Title: 1979
Skill Level: 3/10 A few odd chords, typical Pumpkins chord, elaborate E5 and such, easy once you get it down. Hard to sing with, though.
Technique: Strumming, a bend or two
Why this song? Because it rules and it's not too awful hard.
When to play? Live, of course. Acoustic set, it will knock em out if you can sing.

Link: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/s/smashing_pumpkins/1979_tab.htm


Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Title: The Boxer
Skill Level: 6/10
Technique: Fingerpicking and base note/chord type strums, lots of chord changes, Simon is so underrated as a player. For the intro, I just hold a C chord and slowly pick backwards
Why this song? Everyone knows it and you'll be so sensitive.
When to play? Anytime

Link: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/s/simon_and_garfunkel/the_boxer_ver2_crd.htm


Artist: Jim Croce
Title: Operator
Skill Level: 7/10
Technique: Fingerpicking, strumming, whatever you like, it''s all there. Maury Muelheisen plays lead while Croce fingerpicks chords. For one guitar, I'd stick to strumming chords and get ready to move the changes quickly.
Why this song? Just give it a listen.
When to play? Great live tune, great for playing for your girl.

Link: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/jim_croce/operator_tab.htm


Artist: R.E.M.
Title: Driver 8
Skill Level: 2/10
Technique: Strumming, Intro is the only tricky part, double picking that practice will easily acquire
Why this song? Because it's abut trains. Train songs rule.
When to play? Live, at home, with friends, when cracking a beer, when you want to sing about a train.

Link: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/r/rem/driver_8_crd.htm


Artist: Johnny Cash
Title: Folsom Prison Blues
Skill Level: 1/10
Technique: Strums, extremely easy solo.
Why this song? Train song with prison. How can you not love it?
When to play? When you're doing time and all you have is a guitar and an attitude.

Link: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/johnny_cash/folsom_prison_blues_ver4_tab.htm

Note: Johnny capos on 1 if you want to play along.

davey1272250
10-14-2007, 07:32 AM
Song Belle[/B]
Artist Jack Johnson
Genre Acoustic Romance ahhh!
Skill Level 8 at first untill you get the hang of all those Jazz shapes
Technique Pickin!
Why? Great for learning a bunch of Jazz chords - Nice song too!
When? Charming girls? And for sounding good in music shops where its very important to know a few Jazz chords. lol

pyerreives
10-21-2007, 01:55 PM
dunno if anyone posted it yet but eeeh

Artist/Song - Death Cab for Cutie - I Will follow you into the dark

Genre - acoustic

Skill Level - it's not really hard once you figure out the fingerpicking pattern, I'd say 5/10, for me anyway lol (capo on 5th fret)

Why This Song? - I dunno, I heard it first a few days ago and I wanted to learn it, and it turned out it's pretty fun to play

Technique - Finger picking

Appropriate Occasions - I don't really know lol... for fun.. or for some girl

Link - there's some tabs on UG but I think it's better to watch a video on youtube for the picking pattern.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=U56nXqBPOZQ

sound quality is pretty bad, but it does the work, for me :p

wood162001
10-31-2007, 03:48 PM
Song name and artist - Collide by Howie Day

Genre - I would probably call it Alt pop

Skill level - 5/10... If you know the Major and Minor chords you shouldn't have a problem.

Technique - Mostly strumming for the intro and palm mute the verses a little

Why this song? - The ladies love it.. If you want them eating out of your hand, this is the song. It'll get you more ass than a toilet seat.

Link - http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/h/howie_day/collide_ver3_crd.htm

WhiteUnggoy
11-01-2007, 01:50 PM
All of these songs I recommend singing and playing, because these songs don't have intricate enough guitar parts to stand alone, IMO.

Song: Your Guardian Angel
Artist: Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Genre: Emo/Alternative
Skill Level: 1/10 Very simple Drop-D powerchordy stuff. A few things here or there, but nothing that would push it past two, IMO
Technique: Picked, with an easy strumming pattern.
Why this song: A couple of my best friends love this song, and one of them asked me to learn it.
Appropriate Occasions: While I've never been a big fan of the song, it's quite popular right now, and if you're looking to get chicks, this is a pretty good one to play.
Link: Your Guardian Angel (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/t/the_red_jumpsuit_apparatus/your_guardian_angel_ver3_tab.htm)

Song: Delicate
Artist: Damien Rice
Genre: Indie/Acoustic Rock
Skill Level: 3-4/10 Again, a pretty simple song, one that should only give you trouble if your hammer-ons are weak, or you might have troubles with rhythm at first if you're new.
Technique: Finger-picked, with a fairly easy rhythm, and a capo on the fifth fret. The singing makes this song, so even if you don't sing well, sing it with emotion, or it will not have the same effect.
Why this song: My girlfriend's favorite artist is Damien Rice, so asked her for a song that she thought I could do well.
Appropriate Occasions: Again, good chick picker-upper, or if you're looking for a good song to throw into the set.
Link: Delicate (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/d/damien_rice/delicate_ver2_tab.htm)

Song: Play Crack The Sky
Artist: Brand New
Genre: Alternative
Skill Level: 3-4/10 Fairly simple rhythm in 3/4 time. Can take some getting used to to play and sing at the same time, but only a few chords.
Technique: Picking, a fairly basic rhythm for the time signature.
Why this song: Brand New is my favorite artist, and this is one of my favorites of theirs to play.
Appropriate Occasions: A nice, sad sounding song that works with either a group of friends, or, if performed well, in front of a crowd that might just bring them to tears.
Link: Play Crack The Sky (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/b/brand_new/play_crack_the_sky_ver3_tab.htm)

Blow Me
11-03-2007, 02:56 PM
Song & Artist - "Lady of the Dancing Water" by King Crimson
Genre - Classical (Not typical of the band)
Skill Level - 9/10 (Very precise hand positions are necessary and some of the Artificial Harmonics are almost impossible at first. But with practice, it can be done.)
Technique - Fingerpicking
Why this song - Teaches very important techniques and is good to keep your fretting hand sharp.

tbsff_7
11-08-2007, 11:39 PM
Song and Artist - My, My, Hey, Hey by Neil Young
Genre - Folk or Folk/rock
Skill Level - Very simple really, probably 2/10 maybe a 1, but a fun song to play and sing to
Techniques - nothing special, just picking and strumming
Why this song? because its fun to sing and play, and neil young rocks

the_extremist00
11-10-2007, 08:39 PM
sry if already posted, i wanted to contribute to this thread and i thought of this one, great thread =)

song and artists opeth - closure from "damnation" album

genre hmmm...unique ballad-like song =P

skill lv 6, maybe 7, it has some very tricky parts with slides and hammer-ons and some other very simple parts

technique strumming - picking/fingerpicking, some arpegiation, bending, hammer ons and pull offs, all mixed up

why this song ? its very unique, before listening to this i had never heard anything like this, it may give some nice theory studies too, and its nice to keep people curious, some "good-sounding dissonances" =P

apropriate ocasion well, anywhere =P, from alone in the bedroom to a concert, you can arrange the end to do it solo if you can sing and play at the same time, in that case - skill lv. 10

link http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/o/opeth/closure_tab.htm

SOMETHINGSOAD
11-10-2007, 10:57 PM
is there any acoustic song in CM7 tuning that anyone knows of?

TBezza
11-11-2007, 05:31 PM
Song and Artist - Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Genre - Acoustic Rock
Skill Level - 3/10
Techniques - Fingerpicking, but hybrid is OK if you are gud at guitar
Why this song? Sounds really gud, makes you look quite advanced at guitar in front of friends and family.

acoustic_guitar
11-13-2007, 03:51 PM
song- mule skinner blues
artist- the fendermen ( many versions of this song)
genre- blues i think
skill level- like a 3-4/10
techniques- strumming
why this song- its fun and everyone should know it, i havent attempted to play this song yet..


song- horse with no name
artist- neil young
genre- ????
skill level- 2/10 very easy song
techniques- strumming pattern is Em strum down twice, then put ur ring finger on 3rd string from bottom and ur middle finger on 6th string and strum up 4 times and muting the strings on each strum with ur palm on 2nd fret
why this song- because its easy and fun to play


song- copperhead road
artist- steve earle
genre- acoustic
skill level- 3/10
techniques- capo on 5th fret, its only like 2-3 chords its a good classic
why this song- because its cool and can be played at anytime


i got a lot more tunes and i could be here all day but thats it for now...

Niall-K
11-14-2007, 02:02 PM
Song and artist- Emily by From First To Last
Skill level- 4/10
Technique- Picked and strummed.
Why?- A nice song to learn and play, not too difficult.
When?- Anytime, nice song to play to your partner or whatever :P

Song and artist- Friend Of A Friend by Foo Fighters
Skill level- 1/10
Technique- Just easy stumming and one picked note after the chords.
Why?- Seriously easy to learn and sounds really nice.
When?- If you're feeling a little down, wont make you feel any happier, but it's just calming to play.

tyler_j
11-17-2007, 06:57 AM
If you've got more than just three balls...

Song and artist- Welcome To BucketheadLand - Buckethead
Skill level- 101/10
Technique- Impossibley hard soloing but easy rhythym with hard opener and scale
Why? - Because you can..... nah it will freaking knock the socks off anyone in the room
When?- If you want to impress someone

eugene.
11-21-2007, 02:38 AM
If you've got more than just three balls...

Song and artist- Welcome To BucketheadLand - Buckethead
Skill level- 101/10
Technique- Impossibley hard soloing but easy rhythym with hard opener and scale
Why? - Because you can..... nah it will freaking knock the socks off anyone in the room
When?- If you want to impress someone

That's a great acoustic song ya got there matey.
off the top of my head i wouldn't be giving it the 101/10 credit either, though it deserves some credit as being a great song.
anyway..

Eric Johnson-Song for George
8/10
its a great short fast paced acoustic solo piece using a bluesy edge to it in D, with the occasional harmonic thrown in. Definitely a song to check out.

Steve Howe/Yes- The Clap
9/10
killer song here with a country/swing rhythm to it using a lot of fingerpicking, strumming and speedy runs. Another solo acoustic piece that's great for displaying and finetuning the skills for acoustic guitar.

led/head
11-27-2007, 06:43 AM
song and artist: over the hills and far away by led zeppelinmaybe 5 on skill levellike it just cause its a beautiful song

NaMeLeSsEviL
11-28-2007, 01:38 PM
can some1 put up a guitar pro 4 tab? plz it would make it much easier lol

Italy's Finest
11-29-2007, 01:45 PM
Song and artist- Knockin' on Heavens Door by whoever
Skill level- Pretty easy
Technique- Chords, a fun solo
Why? - People will enjoy singing a long to it and making up new lyrics. It's a fun, easy song to learn that you'll never forget. It's three ****in' chords!
When? - Anywhere. Take your guitar with you next time you go on a vacation to someplace exotic. Crack this one out once everyone is wasted, you'll be smiling right on through!

jepetojones
11-30-2007, 03:28 PM
The version by guns n roses is so much better than the 3 chord dylan one xD

christie_goes
11-30-2007, 04:20 PM
Title : Wishful Thinking
Artist: Ditty Bops
Style/genre: Folk, rag time
Skill level: about a 4/10 because only the intro and the little riff in the midlde of song is a little tricky the rest is all chords with picking
Why this song? : Just like other songs by this artist, it really cheers you up with it's bright picking and good beat, also fun to sing along to, if you're a girl like me that is
When? : in your bedroom , in front of your class or friends, in the garden on a bright summers day where the birds are singing and the sun is shining and - OK ithink i got a little carried away

to find the song, i tabbed it on ug but i always do other bits in the song when picking, but it differs from time to time, so i've tabbed whatt is definetely in the song. You should listen to it

Ultan000
11-30-2007, 06:34 PM
artist-Johnny Cash
song-I still miss someone
genre-Country/Blues
skill level-1/10 i'd pick 0 if i could!!its just strumming the same few chords
why this song?- extremely easy to play and sounds great
Link-http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/home/favorites/?tabs&act=addtab&fid=15834

G.a.c.771
12-02-2007, 04:52 PM
well, i haven't read all this posts but there goes my suggestions


song and artists Patience / Guns n Roses

genre not sure maybe a ballad

skill it's easy if you know how arpeggiate, i will put a 4.5/10 it's pretty easy once you get it, the solo is slow and awesome

technique strumming - all you want, bend, picking, fingerpicking, arpeggios, and so on,

why this song ? I dont know, i always play it and people just love it, the sound is amazing, and if there is anyone who can play the second guitar i will sound like a kind of masterpiece ^^


there goes another


song and artists one in a million / Guns n Roses

genre a mix between an acoustic (1st guitar) and electric (second guitar)

skill it's easy, 4/10, just the solo its a little bit hard because of the time

technique strumming - mix between chords, hammers, pull off, etc..

why this song ? sounds great, like an oldie song but with a modern touch and its one of the best to kick @ss

sock_demon
12-04-2007, 12:00 PM
Well here is one of my favorite accoustic songs.


Title: Mood For A Day
Artist: Steve Howe - Yes
Tecnic: Fingerpicking
Skill Level: It's been 6 months since I've been playing guitar and I can play it but I have to slow it down a bit. But I would say a deffinite 7/10
Why: Well I mean It's one of Steve Howe, any guitarist who respect himself whants to learn some of Steve Howe, just check one of his video on YouTube and you will understand.
Where: When well played it is beautyfull and people usually loves it, I would say cegep audition and stuff like that.


Frick, yeah!

The thing that kills me is that fast lick right after the theme and the hammer's and pulls that follow =_=

Furious Bob
12-08-2007, 12:06 AM
Yeah this ones is hard but for me its close to the end that I have difficulty, its been a long time since I've played it, thank you I'll go play it now lol.

bliss10
12-19-2007, 01:43 AM
hey i CANNOT believe this has not been posted!!!!!!!!
song I'll be artist Edwin McCain
technique a little finger picking and strumming
skill level probably a 2/10 or 3/10 if your singin with it very easy.
when maybe a small acoustic set concert and for that special someone. :-). believe me they will absolutely melt in your arms!

corndogggy
12-20-2007, 10:37 AM
Song and artist - Wild World, the Mr. Big version
Skill level - intermediate, 5 maybe
Technique- Chords, but several fingering combinations while playing
Why? - there are many more chords to this song than a typical beginner song, yet they're not hard, and some of them require you to change the notes in the chord while you are playing them so it's alot more interesting
When? - Anywhere



Song and artist - Love song for no one, John Mayer
Skill level - intermediate, 6 maybe
Technique- Chords, but some alternate voicing and non-standard ones
Why? - this is the first song that I learned about voicing and sloppy playing, in that this isn't a song that you want to try to play 100% accurate and robotic-like, it's a fun jam song
When? - Anywhere



Song and artist - Fast Car, Tracy Chapman
Skill level - easy intermediate, 4 maybe
Technique- Chords, hammer/pulls
Why? - it's mostly just a beautiful yet sad song
When? - Anywhere



Song and artist - Torn, Natalie Imbruglia
Skill level - more difficult beginner, 3-4 maybe
Technique - Chords
Why? - it's a good jam in the key of F, you'll see several other songs with these same chords so you need to learn the chord progression... F/B/Dm/Am/C
When? - Anywhere that you won't look like a fool by singing the lyrics "lying naked on the floor"



Song and artist - What I Got, Sublime
Skill level - more difficult beginner, 3-4 maybe
Technique - Chords, with a very fun solo
Why? - this is a great solo riff to lean, very easy, but lots of fun
When? - Anywhere



Song and artist - I'm Goin' Home, Hootie and the Blowfish
Skill level - more difficult beginner, 4 maybe
Technique - Chords, with a very fun solo
Why? - another great solo riff to lean, very easy, but lots of fun
When? - Anywhere

ZanasCross
12-21-2007, 08:50 PM
Song - I Love My Parents

Artist - Buckethead

Skill - 2/3, Beginner to Moderate

Techniques - Basic Finger Picking, Few Slides and Hammer-ons/pull-offs.

Why - It's not a complicated song, but it has been teaching me (Also a beginner) to play with some feeling. Like, you can play it without anything but it just doesn't sound as good as if you get into it and vibrato, etc

When - N/A
Song:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BwXlzy9k7jI

and

Tab:
http://ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/b/buckethead/i_love_my_parents_tab.htm

SplaTxP
12-29-2007, 10:54 PM
Your Call by Secondhand Serenade
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 2/10 Very easy picking, nothing too complicated
Why This Song? - It's fun to play and sing.
Appropriate Occasions - For a girl.


It's Not Over by Secondhand Serenade
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 2/10 Very easy picking, nothing too complicated
Why This Song? - It's fun to play and sing.
Appropriate Occasions - For a girl.


Vulnerable by Secondhand Serenade
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 3/10 Very easy picking, nothing too complicated but intro can take a few tries to master.
Why This Song? - It's fun to play and sing.
Appropriate Occasions - For a girl.


Beauty In The Breakdown by The Scene Aesthetic
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 4/10 Tricky areas in the intro and other parts in the song.
Why This Song? - It's fun to play and sing with a friend or alone. One of my personal favorites.
Appropriate Occasions - For a girl, or to impress anyone. This would definitely be a good talent show song for you and a friend.


Best Of Me (Acoustic) by The Starting Line
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 5/10 Fairly easy chord progressions, only the fast picking areas can be very hard to maintain speed.
Why This Song? - It's fun to play and sing alone or with a friend. Good song to show off, pretty recognizable.
Appropriate Occasions - For anyone, anytime, good song to keep in rotation.


Getting Into by Relient K
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 2/10 Pretty easy, no surprises.
Why This Song? - Very chill song, relaxing.
Appropriate Occasions - For a girl. def.


Buried A Lie (Acoustic) by Senses Fail
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 3/10 Pretty easy song.
Why This Song? - It's fun to play and sing.
Appropriate Occasions - For chill time.


Jumper by Third Eye Blind
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 2/10 Very easy strumming progressions.
Why This Song? - It's fun to play and sing.
Appropriate Occasions - For chill time.


Hows It Going To Be by Third Eye Blind
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 2/10 Very easy picking and chord progressions.
Why This Song? - It's fun to play and sing.
Appropriate Occasions - For chill time.


Motorcycle Drive By by Third Eye Blind
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 5/10 Difficult picking.
Why This Song? - It's fun to play and sing.
Appropriate Occasions - For chill time

These are all great songs and are my personal favorites. Hope you all enjoy them, and sorry if there is any repeats ! :)

beatlemaniac-93
12-31-2007, 01:57 PM
The version by guns n roses is so much better than the 3 chord dylan one xD

beg to differ there, it's a bit pedatic, but would Guns 'n' Roses ever have had the vision to write Knockin on heaven's door? nah, i dont lke guns n roses


anyway, the first classical song i learned was Greensleeves, it's not too difficult, you can play it almost anywhere, i got a fiver from playing it continuously when busking, and it's all really simple fingerpicking

only problem is that i cant find a decent tab :p

tallaxegrinder
12-31-2007, 04:13 PM
Title: Time in a Bottle
Artist: Jim Croce
Skill 8
Why: builds fingerpicking, chord changing, and speed skills. also amazing and beautiful
When: anytime. best around girls.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSp0PEBuzEc&feature=related
TAB:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/jim_croce/time_in_a_bottle_ver3_tab.htm

TerpsRHCP
01-04-2008, 12:10 AM
Title: Anne
Artist: John Frusciante
Why: Awesome song not very difficult 3/10
When: anywhere play it for girls or just to kinda chill it has a fun little riff in the middle

soul_power
01-06-2008, 04:25 AM
Ocean-John Butler Trio (Live version) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xZw9D9c18E

Difficulty-8-9 Involves some fast arpeggios, fingerpicking, slapping, and tapping. This is definitely not one for the beginners.

Why this song? It's just a beautiful piece all together and I think its a good goal for someone who wants to get better at acoustic.

When to play? Great for showing off. Talent shows, friends, girls, or just great relaxing song for around the campfire or just a couch session.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/john_butler_trio/ocean_live_tab.htm

cannedmalice
01-06-2008, 04:59 AM
Hope these haven't been added....

Song - Everlong (Acoustic)
Artist - Foo Fighters
Difficulty - Really pretty easy, probably 2 or 3/10

Very recognizable, fun to play, and it's good to bust out whenever - just drop D your guitar and it's all good to go.

Song - The General
Artist - Dispatch
Difficulty - The fun of this song is in the intro, and it's slightly difficult...6/10

One of my favorite opening riffs of any song, and it's great for everyone to sing to if they know the words. After the intro, it's all barre chords with single bass notes, though I have a tendency to just play the chords (it comes out the same).

cannedmalice
01-06-2008, 05:31 AM
Oh, and one other - I'm shocked that I haven't found this yet...I'm probably just not looking hard enough.

Song - Tribute
Artist - Tenacious D
Difficulty - Nothing too hard, just some hammers and basic chords - if you choose to just do the chords (which sounds fine), probably a 3. If you want to do the real version where they go into parts of Stairway to Heaven and other things...maybe a 6/7.
Why - This song is awesome to sing to, especially if you can get all the timing in the lyrics right. Also, it helps to have a badass devil voice.
When - The best time is to do it when people are sort of paying attention, but not really to you. Start off quiet and get louder to catch peoples attention, and once you get the audience, start with the narration- it's awesome.

Darukan
01-06-2008, 09:35 AM
well another one :

song: star
artist: reamonn

Difficulty: mabe 3/10 , quite an easy song , just fingerpicking and strums , solo is very easy, no fast chord-switches

why: sounds kinda good even when sou play is with single guitar , also very good for beginners to experience an easy way of fingerstyle and chords

when: fits very best the situation if there's someone you need tot talk to who is blocking you, but also it's just a great song to sing along on the campfire or just whlie sitting in your room with some friends for most of them probably at least now the refrain

link: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/r/reamonn/star_tab.htm

if yet named i'm sry =) , want to apologize for my english it's probably a bit hard to understand as i'm from germany ^^

bulldozerbob
01-06-2008, 05:37 PM
Song- Redemption Song
Artist- Bob Marley
Difficulty- 6or7/10
The intro is very easy but when you get into the verses the chord changes are tricky to master, a very good song though

Kennethd
01-11-2008, 12:33 AM
Song - Dreaming with a broken heart

artist - john mayer

Style - more picked and strummed during the intro and interlude but during the chours the fingers are the best.

Difficulty - 4-5.5 / 10 (one little tricky interlude)

occassions -when your dreaming with a broken heart.. well i played this at a coffe shop when a friend of mine that was suppossed to play there drove home to get his guitar. seemed pretty good.

bambamm89
01-17-2008, 08:46 PM
Song : Heartbeats

Artist : Jose Gonzalez

Style : picked, with a hammerons

Difficulty : I'd say it's around a 4/10

Occasion : It's a love song, so anytime you're with anyone special, or just for a mellow tune if you leave out the lyrics.

SplaTxP
01-21-2008, 10:04 PM
Hidden Track By Hit The Lights
Genre - Alternative Rock
Skill Level - 3/10 Pretty easy, mostly strumming and easy picking.
Why This Song? - Very chill song, fun to play.
Appropriate Occasions - To impress your lady friends.
Link - http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/h/hit_the_lights/hidden_track_tab.htm

PRIVATEpastry
01-22-2008, 05:29 PM
How would that song impress your lady friends? He's talking about killing her slowly...

RyanScott
01-22-2008, 10:32 PM
Song: Upside Down
Artist: Jack Johnson
genre: Soft Rock/Pop
skill level- 3/10, pretty easy song, just a couple chords
technique- regular picking
why this song?- It's a great song to sing to(although singing and playing it at the same time might take some practice) and to relax to. and it's just a great song.
appropriate occasions this could be used for- At a gig, at the park/beach/campfire, with some friends, things like that

http://ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/jack_johnson/upside_down_tab.htm

Ch@0s
01-23-2008, 09:13 AM
can anyone reccemend a good spanish style finger picking song to learn?
Standard tuning and please make sure that it's not to hard
thanks

=[DAN]=
01-26-2008, 03:44 AM
Here's a classical song, my very first song that i've ever played actually , also the first song ive tabbed and posted on UG :D

Song: Purest of Pain by Son by Four

Genre: well, its a slow love song(its quite a famous song, im sure everyone has heard of it before)

Skill level: From begginer up to intermediate,there isnt much technique involved, simple and easy to read tabs, this song is meant to be played with the four major fingers and would help build strength and speed for those fingers, definitely worth a challenge for any begginer,just takes a little determination......heck, this is the first song i played anyways... begginers, this definitely song is a good start 6/10

Technique: just simple finger picking, but must be of reasonable finger speed

Why this song?: Again i shall say that this song has helped me with my fingerspeed, and it has helped me discover my potential... i dare say if anyone can master this song, he or she could definitely play any other song easily :P

Appropriate occasions: This song sounds beautiful on the classical or acoustic guitar, and could be played to impress friends, (plus i assure u guys that this is a song that would melt any girls heart :D ) i would say this is a song for any occasion.... any questions feel free to pm me...

Link:http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/s/son_by_four/purest_of_pain_guitar_pro.htm

Enjoy!!!

bob_the_monkey
02-09-2008, 07:59 PM
Andy Mckee - Rylynn

Genre: I'm not really sure, crazzy Acoustic

Skill Level: Well i can't play it, but I still suck so maybe like 9/10

Technique: Fingerpicking mostly

Why this song? cause it's a mad song, it's not really fast but it sounds beautiful

Occasion: Anytime really, geat for impressing people

Link: http://ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/a/andy_mckee/rylynn_tab.htm i guess this is pretty much right, i can't play the song to make sure. take a look at it on you tube too .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsD6uEZsIsU

TheDev01dOne
02-10-2008, 01:43 PM
Roll Away - Back Door Slam

Genre: Folky rocky bluesy acoustic..

Skill Level: 5/10 Pretty simple chords and changes but if you wanna play it like Davey it has lots of crazier changes, especially for the 'solo' section.

Technique: Strumming, bass run changes and has some harmonics things in it..

Tuning: Standard - Capo 4th fret.

Why this song: Because it's pretty simple, impresses most people and sounds great to sing with.

Occasion: Anytime I guess, at a session, busking, chillin' with friends? It's a cool song that fits for most situations really well.

Link: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/b/back_door_slam/roll_away_crd.htm

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwiszfRd9X4 -- Easy to figure out the chord changes from this vid and see some of the fancier crap he does.

fallenangel20
02-15-2008, 04:44 PM
Song: Always and Never

Artist- Coheed and Cambria

Genre- Simple ballad-esque song

Skill- 3/10. Pretty straightforward, simple song.

Techniques: Fingerpicking.

Why?: It's just a fun song, and a good song to practice fingerpicking.

When? Whenever. It's really an all around likable song, IMO.

gamef1
02-18-2008, 11:32 AM
Ok here's some more...

Song: Hang

Artist- Matchbox 20

Genre- Alternative

Skill- 3/10. Pretty easy song... Just a couple of hammer ons and about 5-6 chords...

Techniques: Strumming

Why?: I like this song it's got a nice tune and it's pretty easy so you can play it w/o too much stress... haha

When? Whenever pretty much. It's just a song that everyone can learn so... Lyrics are good for playing for a girl too..

Song: Somewhere Out There

Artist- Our Lady Peace

Genre- Alternative/Pop

Skill- 2 or 3/10 Just strumming... Once you get the strum pattern it's easy...

Techniques: Strumming. Picking Intro.

Why?: I like the song and it's awesome just to play and sing it.

When? Anytime... Just chiling out and playing for friends or females...


Song: Push

Artist- Matchbox 20

Genre- Alternative

Skill- Again 2 or 3/10

Techniques: Strumming

Why?: Love the song and Band and I play acoustic and it sounds pretty good on the acous...

When? Anytime... Really I don't know when you can't play this song... well maybe when your at work it's not appropriate but... You get the idea...


Song: Semi Charmed Life

Artist- Third Eye Blind

Genre- Alternative/Pop

Skill- 4/10 It was hard for me to get the strumming and singing down...

Techniques: Strumming

Why?: It's a really fun song to play and singing it just extends your vocal range...

When? Anytime especially when your pumped up... So play this around friends...


Song: You and Me

Artist- Lifehouse

Genre- Pop Rock Ballad I guess

Skill- 3/10

Techniques: Strumming

Why?: It's a good song to play for females... Most Def Everybody knows the song...

When? Whenever you want a song for a female... Cause it's you and me... uhm sorry... It's really catchy...


Song: The scientist

Artist- Coldplay

Genre- Mellow Pop???

Skill- 1/10 Very easy... 4 Chords throughout the whole song... Requires Capo

Techniques: Strumming

Why?: It's really easy. Not too bad of a song either...

When? Whenever... I use this to warm up. You could play this for a female too... But like I said it's really easy so it probably won't impress them too much...


I know none of these are repeats... I actually looked through the whole post... Hope you enjoy these and I'll put up more when I think of them... But these are the ones I'm playing currently...

chickenwing1
02-22-2008, 11:23 PM
The first song I learned all the way through:

Title-Blackest Eyes
Artist-Porcupine Tree
Skill Level-4-5/10 There are a few bits that are tricky at first but overall it's fairly easy
Technique- It's strumming and picking
Why This Song- It's a fun song to jam with friends
Tab-http://ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/p/porcupine_tree/blackest_eyes_tab.html

Jumeriah
02-25-2008, 01:58 AM
Song: Coming Back to Life

Artist: Pink FLoyd

Difficulty: 7 / 10

What is it: Its pink floyd doing what pink floyd did best.... mellow singing with a couple of bluesy acoustic solos thrown in.

What makes it a 7/10: The lyrics are rather corny but the solos are what make this song great. They require a bit of practice to get them perfect. Great song to practice bending.

What situations can I use it: Chill situations, this song will NOT make people want to jump up and start dancing. Use on mellow occasions or to impress other guitarists.

SonOfRockGod
02-27-2008, 01:33 AM
You've Got a Friend - James Taylor

Genre - Acoustic

Skill Level - 7.5/10 Some difficult finger picking in places and some awkward hand movements its hard to learn but once u no it, it's easy to play

Technique - Fingerpicking

Why This Song - Well it rules and it is really fun to play.

When To Play - Whenever u have a guitar in your hands

TheDev01dOne
02-27-2008, 08:32 PM
Go With The Flow -- Queens Of The Stone Age

Genre: Rock/Pop

Difficulty: 1/10.. 3 Chords.. E , C and D.. Singing it is the harder part..

Technique: Strumming, maybe some palm muting if you feel so inclined..

Why: It's catchy, easy and fun to play, and great to sing. It's fun to play on acoustic 'cos you can give it a totally different feel than the regular version and it still works perfectly. If possibly try getting another guitar to do the lead parts and it sounds even better.

When/Where: Any time you feel like it, especially if people know the song sometimes they're impressed that it can sound good acoustically.

Zhuey
03-08-2008, 05:25 PM
song name and artist- Rockstar by Nickelback
genre- umm i guess alternative kinda
skill level- probably about 2/10, its just chords all the way through,
technique- strumming
why this song?- cause everybody knows it, its easy to sing along to, and its just an awesome song
appropriate occasions this could be used for- at home on your own fantasising rockstardom, with friends singing along, pretty much whenever

Supreme
03-19-2008, 09:01 PM
Title/Artist
'If You're Reading This' by Tim Mcgraw

Genre
Country

skill level - 3/10 with strumming only

Why play? Very nice sounding song to sing to, I think anyway.

Link (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/t/tim_mcgraw/im_already_home_crd.htm)

guitarguy182
03-21-2008, 08:58 PM
that songs name is Im Already Home

A6stringrythm
03-22-2008, 02:15 PM
OK
i feel ashamed

Band: NIRVANA

Songs: all from UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK

Genre: Grunge,acoustic

Difficulty: pretty easy some of gets kinda wierd so 3-4/10

Technique: Picking and Strumming

Why Play!?!??!? come one Kurt Cobain!!! it sounds great to sing to, good for just jamming, open mic, whenever i play it all the time

Dark_Althalus
03-24-2008, 07:57 AM
oh god...so many, but i shall only put forward one song

Chris Cornell - Billie Jean (Michael Jackson cover)

Genre: Lounge Rock/ Blues

Difficulty: 3/10 to play perfectly with singing

Techniques: All strumming

Why? Because everybody knows the song, very easy to sing along to, and doesn't seem like to much of a copy of the Michael Jackson version

When? Anywhere anytime, although i do recommend playing it in a bar, some time late at night.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/c/chris_cornell/billie_jean_acoustic_crd.htm

michal23
03-29-2008, 01:20 PM
can anyone reccemend a good spanish style finger picking song to learn?
Standard tuning and please make sure that it's not to hard
thanks

My mum reckons it sounds Spanish, but I'm not too sure... anyway:
Artist: Piero Umiliani
Title: Crepuscolo Sul Mare
Skill: I'd give it a 6, but once you have the finger pattern down it gets a lot simpler.
Technique: Fingerpicking + quite a bit of accelerando
Why?: Very beautiful, surprisingly chromatic, piece that's great if you just want to calm yourself down.
When?: I strongly believe girls would love this, but it remains untested. But it's something to also play to yourself when alone.

I believe there's a guitar pro tab somewhere on this site, but that was the only one afaik.

bTOMd
03-29-2008, 02:24 PM
Dispatch-The General
3/10
fast paced riff with some chords thrown in

Dispatch-Elias
2/10
just really fun camp fire song

I feel home-O.A.R.
1/10
great campfire song

Crazy Game of Poker-O.A.R.
3/10
Good times song

imonfire!!
03-29-2008, 03:05 PM
i want a campfire song, realllllly catchy malodies
doesnt have to be easy or diffucult
just has to get people moving.

dsotm73
04-03-2008, 08:56 PM
i want a campfire song, realllllly catchy malodies
doesnt have to be easy or diffucult
just has to get people moving.

the campfire song song

nath1142
04-13-2008, 12:04 AM
That would be nice if this thread could have more classical pieces ideas. If someone know a great classical piece that is not neccessarly well known today, or simply a great piece, just take a few minutes and make a little post here :p:

Let start with some easy ones
Piece: Epitafios 3
Artist: Mikis Theodorakis
Genre: Classical.......
Skill: Easy, 2-3/10. Depends on the guitarist's skills.
Technique: Nothing very special.
Why?: It's a good piece, easy to play

Piece: Adagio in G
Artist: Tomaso Albinoni
Genre: Classical...
Skill: Fairly Easy, 3-4/10. Depends on the guitarist's skills.
Technique: Some arpeggios.
Why?: Very well known, very nice sounding.

Piece: La petite fille de la mere / Chariots of fire
Artist: Vangelis
Genre: Neo-classical
Skill: Easy, 2-3/10. Depends on the guitarist's skills.
Technique: Nothing special
Why?: Very very well known pieces, they play in many movies today.

Piece: Torija
Artist: Frederico Moreno Torroba
Genre: Classical...
Skill: Fairly easy, 3-4/10. Depends if you do a good interpretation of the piece.
Technique: Nothing special
Why?: If you like classical pieces....

Piece: Serenade
Artist: Franz Schubert
Genre: Classical......
Skill: Fairly easy, 3-4/10.
Technique: Nothing special
Why?: Sad classical piece.

Moderate Pieces

Piece: Prelude 1-2-3-4-5
Artist: Heitor Villa-Lobos
Genre: Classical....
Skill: Moderate, or Moderate-hard. 5-6/10. Depends on the interpretation.
Technique: Depends on the movement.
Why?: Personally, I like this composer and his pieces.

Piece: El ultimo tremolo
Artist: Augustin Barrios Mangoré
Genre: Classical......
Skill: Moderate-hard. 6/10. Depends if you can do a good tremolo. Still a relatively easy tremolo piece.
Technique: Tremolo
Why?: Good piece to start learning the tremolo technique.

Piece: Across the stars
Artist: John Williams
Genre: Neo-Classical, not sure.
Skill: Moderate. 5/10. Some tricky chords.
Technique: Arpeggios
Why?: For those who saw the movies Star Wars, you will recognize this song for sure.

Piece: Promenade, Gnomus, Vecchino castello from Pictures at an exhibition
Artist: Modest Mussorgsky (I believe it is written Moussorgsky on UG)
Genre: Classical...
Skill: Moderate. 5/10. Easiest movements.
Technique: Depends on the movement.
Why?: I love Pictures at an Exhibition. Nice sounding movements. It is still well known today. Emerson, Lake & palmer played these movements on their show known as "Pictures at an exhibition" too.

Piece: The Usher Waltz
Artist: Nikita Koshkin
Genre: Classical...
Skill: Moderate-hard, Hard. 6-7/10. Depends on the interpretation.
Technique: Many techniques: Strumming, arpeggios....
Why?: One of the most popular piece from Nikita Koshkin for the guitar.

Piece: Fandanguillo
Artist: Frederico Moreno Torroba
Genre: Classical......
Skill: Moderate, 5/10. Still depends on the guitarist's skills.
Technique: Nothing very special
Why?: Good spanish sounding song.

Piece: Torre Bermeja (Serenata)
Artist: Isaac Albeniz
Genre: Classical....
I did not learn this piece yet.

Piece: Capriccio Diabolico
Artist: Manuel Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Genre: Classical..
I did not learn all the piece yet.

Piece: Fugue in A minor
Artist: Johann Sebastian Bach
Genre: Classical.....
I did not learn all this piece yet.

Piece: Estudio para pulgar E indice (I believe it is not known as this name on UG, so search for the artist instead)
Artist: Gerardo Nunez
Genre: Classical, not sure
Skill: When you know the song, it is moderate. 4-5/10
Technique: Some kind of arpeggios, I believe..
Why?: I like the sound of this piece. It's very different.

Hard

Piece: El Colibri
Artist: Juan Sagreras
Genre: Classical, not sure
Skill: Very hard. 8-10/10. Depends if you can do a continuous picado using 2 fingers.
Technique: Picado. Some fast arpeggios
Why?: Best piece to learn to do a good and fast picado.

Piece: Estudio 11 in Emin
Artist: Heitor Villa-Lobos
Genre: Classical..
Skill: Somewhat hard, 7/10.
Technique: Fast arpeggios
Why?: The middle part of this piece is good to learn to do fast arpeggios.

Piece: La Boda de Luis Alonso
Artist: Geronimo (Jeronimo?) Gimenez
Genre: Classical, not sure
Skill: It depends...the version of the tab on UG is for two guitars, but the version on youtube is for one guitar. Depends which score you use (If someone finds a score or tab for only one guitar for this piece, please PM me)
Technique: Picado
Why?: Nice sounding piece

Piece: Un sueno en la floresta
Artist: Augustin Barrios Mangoré
Genre: Classical..
Skill: Maybe hard, like 7-8-9/10. Very subjective.
Technique: Tremolo
Why?: Nice sounding tremolo piece

Piece: Temptation of the renaissance / Rumba
Artist: Stepan Rak
Genre: Classical (Neo-classical?)
Skill: Somewhat hard, 7/10.
Why?: Nice practice pieces

Piece: Caprice 24
Artist: Niccolo Paganini
Genre: Classical..
Skill: Very hard, 9-10/10
Technique: Different techniques for all the variations
Why?: Someone who manages to play the whole piece without an error and with the official score is a god...

I hope that's enough to occupy every classical guitarists on UG for a while :p:

thanks so much for this man i've been looking for something classical to play.

ShaunDiel
05-01-2008, 04:43 PM
Artist Chili Peppers
Song Soul To Squeeze
Difficulty 4/10 - 8/10 if singing too
Genre Rock I guess
When to play it Anytime, All around great song.
Link mah boi http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/r/red_hot_chili_peppers/soul_to_squeeze_ver2_guitar_pro.htm

party_on_wayne
06-09-2008, 07:42 PM
Wet Sand by the Chillis
About a 3, 4 if you decide to throw in the solo. Great to impress girls, good campfire song, I'll let jimtaka make the decision

party_on_wayne
06-09-2008, 07:46 PM
^ thats by the chilis, not the chillis

JHogg11
06-10-2008, 10:39 PM
Song: Fire and Rain
Artist: James Taylor
Difficulty: 5
Technique: Fingerpicking
Why/When: Good intermediate fingerpicking song. Not too much to take in and not too fast. Lady killer, especially Southern girls


Song: Heart of Life
Artist: John Mayer
Difficulty: 4 - 6 (6 if you have small hands like me), add .5 if learn the solo parts while playing the rhythm.
Technique: Fingerpicking but uses a slapping technique to mute the bass note while flicking the high note. Uses the thumb over the top technique. It could be played without it, but it's easier with it. Hence, it's harder if you have small hands.
Why/When: Unusual song, it sounds like a lullaby. Potential lady killer if you can sing with it but it has more value in that the technique is a good one to add to your arsenal.

Song: Lie In Our Graves
Artist: Dave Matthews Band
Difficulty: 4
Technique: Strumming/Picking - Mixes chords with runs of several notes at a time. Make sure you nail the muted notes in the verses. These are the only difficult parts, in my opinion.
Why/When: This is a very fun song to play. Got me into Dave Matthews songs which I would recommend to anyone trying to make the jump from just standard chords and simple arpeggios to more difficult chords, quickly mixing chords and picking, and using muted notes other than just pressing and releasing barre chords. Another potential lady killer.

rockinlespaul
06-11-2008, 08:42 PM
Guys, take the time to put the hyperlink!

Band The Black Crowes
Song She Talks To Angels
Difficulty I'll give it a 2.5, would be less ,but you have to tune to Open E, and there's one part where the picking takes a bit of care.
Style Strumming and a bit of picking. Easy stuff
Why I Like ItIts an easy song to learn, sound really great and is easy and impressive because of the tuning change.
Where to Play Probably best just hanging out with some friends, or if you are showing someone what you can do. The tuning change could be a pain if you were playing a gig, but not so much if you had some additional songs in Open E.

She Talks To Angels Tab (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/b/black_crowes/she_talks_to_angels_tab.htm)

Daduke
07-08-2008, 12:10 PM
Tripping Billies - Dave Matthews Band
Genre Acoustic..
Skill Level One of dmb's hardest songs to play, 4/10
Technique: Strumming/ picking
Why this?: Fun Song to play for campfires, impressing people
When Play?? I usually play this to warm up my fingers or to impress a fellow dmb fan.

everlong12
07-19-2008, 11:42 AM
Taylor- Jack Johnson
Genre- chill if thats a genre ha
Skill level- i'll give it 4-5/10
Technique- picking/strumming
Why this? because it sounds cool
When play? whenever you want, cover it at a gig whatever
tab-
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/j/jack_johnson/taylor_ver6_tab.htm

BoTpBeAtMh
07-23-2008, 01:45 PM
Viridian - Between the Buried and Me

Genre- Progressive Metal
Skill Level - 6 out of ten because of the intro and the semi difficult chord changes at the end
Technique - Have to fingerpick the intro but the rest is easy with a pick
Why this? - The intro sounds awesome and if you find a good bass player he can cover the bass solo
When play? - When your jamming with a bass player, it would be hard to play just anywhere cuz its in Db standard

Aurex
10-09-2008, 10:28 PM
Honestly i made an account just to put this on
Heart of gold by Neil Young
Genre Acoustic Rock
skill level- This song is just a couple of chords but if you can play the harmonica and sing its worth every second of it, Difficulty 1/10.
technique- Basic Strumming
why this song?- This song is simply devine
appropriate occasions This song has been done everything from concerts to jam sessions to weddings and propsoals..... you take your pick
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/n/neil_young/heart_of_gold_ver2_tab.htm

Siggelump
10-11-2008, 11:09 AM
I'm looking for a song that is similar to this in difficulty:

http://www.gametabs.net/playstation-2/final-fantasy-x-2/eternity/kabukibear-2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4KSQ8IR6uk

(tabs + the tabber playing it)

I just learned it and now I'm looking for something a bit harder to get better at playing. :)
Hm.. I want a fingerpicking song, but other than that the only request is that it isn't too easy! I hope you're allowed to do requests as well in this thread, thanks in advance.

hellsbiker
10-11-2008, 12:43 PM
anyone know a romantic song i could learn to play?

JezuzFingerz
11-11-2008, 02:23 AM
Jenny Wren - Paul McCartney
Genre Soft Rockish
Skill Level Not too hard, basic chords and picking patterns, can be a little difficult to get the melody down though 3/10
Technique Finger Picked
Why I like it It is a fun song to play and great song to just chill out and play
Where to Play Anywhere. Great for hanging with friends or showing off if you can sing it too

http://ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/p/paul_mccartney/jenny_wren_ver2_tab.htm

markus14
02-10-2009, 09:50 PM
Title: Sleeping Sickness
Artist: City and Colour
Skill: 1-2 basic chords throughout the song. solo is a little difficult at parts.
Why: just an awesome beginners song. fun to play.
When: anytime. campfire song possibly.

Title: Everlong acoustic
Artist: Foo Fighters
Skill: 3
Why: has a great sound to it easy to sing
When: anytime.

Title: After Tonight
Artist: Justin Nozuka
Skill: 3 pretty easy chords

Title: This Boy
Artist: James Morrison
Skill: 1
Why: basic chords but easy to play and it sounds b-e-a-utiful
When: for the women? if you can sing it.

Title: Chestermans Valley
Artist: Current Swell (from victoria b.c. woop woop)
Skill: 4-5
Why: its really tough to find on any p2p program but its an awesome upbeat song.
sounds really good with 2 guitars too for the intro.
When: campfire

all these songs are on UG i'm just too lazy to link them all!
enjoy

Atleeable
07-18-2009, 04:38 PM
Come Clarity - In Flames
Genre - Melodic Metal?
Skill level - I'm just a beginner my self, and i can do it fairly well so 3/10
Technique - picking/strumming
Why this? - Because it sounds AWSOME and its fun to play
When play? - Whenever you want, Just playing, hanging out with friends. anytime really
tab - http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/i/in_flames/come_clarity_ver2_tab.htm

ILLcoyote
07-19-2009, 02:09 AM
That would be nice if this thread could have more classical pieces ideas. If someone know a great classical piece that is not neccessarly well known today, or simply a great piece, just take a few minutes and make a little post here
Well, here's 2 pieces I enjoy. They got their own advanced things, have that Spanish sound to them, so give them a shot if looking for something new and challenging!

Farruca (Con Garbo y Salero) - Sabicas
Guajiras de Lucia - Paco de Lucia
Following is for both:
Genre - Flamenco/Classical
Skill level - 8-9 out of 10
Technique - Picado, Fast parts, tremolo, Rasgueado, figure it out![/B]
Why this? - Just learn it!
When play? -Anytime!

You should be able to find the guitar pro files if you look around. You can also find them played on Youtube. The guy Grisha Goryachev usually plays it best. Try to keep up with him =]

Aguamento
11-13-2009, 08:20 PM
I'm looking for an easy to intermediate song that I can learn on acoustic guitar. My friend's sister has a disease(not sure of the name), but basically she's 14 years old but has the brain of a 3 year old. She's been in the hospital for the past couple days with a low grade fever, and just had a surgery today. Any song ideas that can show I'm thinking for her/her family?