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Old 09-11-2006, 08:50 AM   #1
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Best finger-picking songs to learn?

Hey guys, just wondering if you could give a list of some good finger pickings song to learn for acoustic guitar. Im hoping to learn some more challenging material. Songs simular to classical gas would be nice.

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Old 09-11-2006, 09:15 AM   #2
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Though not quite as hard, I really like Greensleeves by Jeff Beck.

Ocean - John Butler Trio
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Bron-Yr-Aur - Led Zeppelin (probaly already know it, not that hard)

I can't really think of too many right now.
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:18 AM   #3
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Your Revolution is a Joke - Funeral for a Friend

maybe the best acoustic song ever?!

seriously though, it's epic
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:41 AM   #4
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Try Marieta by Francisco Tarrega. There's a powertab/GPtab on this site.
It's a very beautiful, temperamental Spanish-classical song, and quite challenging to play because it's so delicate. The fingering itself isn't hard, but every little mistake is audible and timing literally makes or breaks the song. It's a gorgeous piece and it'll help you play more neatly.
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:42 AM   #5
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Pink Floyd - If , it's pretty easy though. Or Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton
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Old 09-11-2006, 09:44 AM   #6
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Eric Johnson - A Song For Life. It's an amazing song and quite hard if you do it with all the correct techniques, you should try it
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Old 09-11-2006, 11:10 AM   #7
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thanks guys. A few of them i already know, but ill try the other ones.
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Old 09-11-2006, 03:46 PM   #8
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dust in the wind, maybe?
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:50 PM   #9
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Old 09-12-2006, 06:44 PM   #10
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:51 PM   #11
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More than Words - Extreme
its a nice song. bound to get u a girl...
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:33 AM   #12
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Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) by Green Day has got some decent finger picking bits. It takes a bit of practice but within a few days you'll be playing it pretty well. If you want somthing a bit more challenging you could try Every Breath You Take by Sting/Police, its not so much picking but the switching I struggle with, but then you will probably be lot better than me anyway.
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:34 PM   #13
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Face of Melinda by Opeth. beautiful song, can be challenging too.
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Old 09-18-2006, 09:18 PM   #14
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Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You by Zeppelin can get tricky
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:36 PM   #15
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Dee - Randy Rhoads/Ozzy Osbourne

Flamingo - Paul Gilbert (his own version of fingerpicking, anyway)
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im great at sweeping but horrible at pinch harmonics

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Old 09-19-2006, 03:25 PM   #16
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Air - Cherry Blossom Girl, All I Need
Beck - Dead Melodies
Joni Mitchell - Urge for Going, Circle Game
Smiths - What Difference Does It Make (an electric fingerpicked song that can be done just as well on acoustic)
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Old 09-21-2006, 02:49 PM   #17
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i like stay together for the kids(at least the intro), its really easy and you should be able to learn it pretty quickly.
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Old 09-23-2006, 08:10 AM   #18
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Uhh, Lullaby by Stephen Lynch is beautiful, until the words come in.

If you've not heard it theres a video (more like 20) on YouTube. Decent right hand pattern to be learned there.
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Old 09-23-2006, 10:33 AM   #19
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Angeles by Elliot Smith is pretty beastly. Beautiful song. too.
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Old 09-25-2006, 02:41 AM   #20
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nothing else matters

that is the PERFECT song to learn
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