#1
I'm having a hard time writing for acoustic guitar. What are some acoustic guitar songs that get you inspired to write/play.

Not really looking for lyrical inspiration, just some good finger picking or some interesting chords/progressions.
#3
It's hard to say, really. If you are looking for a more universal opinion, then you need to find your roots. Find the bands, albums, songs that made you pick up a guitar and want to write in the first place. That always does it for me. It's like going back to your childhood innocence or something.

Specifically for me, Tommy by The Who always gets my creative blood pumping.
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#5
Queens Of The Stone Age - This Lullaby.

That song is really good to practice fingerpicking and it sounds awesome.

Edit:// Radiohead -High & Dry

You could also check out Robert Johnson, mad, mad acoustic playing.

Another Edit://

The Stooges - Gimme Danger
System Of A Down - Roulette
The Enemy - Last Goodbye
Enter Shikari - Adieu
The Exies - Tired Of You
The Fratellis - Whistle For The Choir
Habib Koite & Bamada - I Ka Barra (Your Work)
Muse - Map Of Your Head

But most of all:
The Degenerics - Bread of Sorrow
&
Muse - Screenager
Muse - Bedroom Acoustics

Absolutely ****in' Great!
Last edited by SumFX at May 27, 2011,
#6
Quote by SumFX
Queens Of The Stone Age - This Lullaby.

That song is really good to practice fingerpicking and it sounds awesome.


Songs for the Deaf is another album that gets me thinking in new ways.
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#7
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Songs for the Deaf is another album that gets me thinking in new ways.


Songs... is a great album but Lullabies To Paralyze is just the tits, i love the dark blues feel to it. That album just gets me thinking and motivated for guitar.

"You Got A Killer Scene There, Man..." is a bitchin song, not acoustic but it's just brilliant.
#9
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#10
too many humans - buckethead
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#11
thanks everyone, after I eat, I'll be checking out all of these songs. I'm just in great need of some new songs to play, it seems like everytime I pick up my guitar, I just improvise in Am until I get bored, and that NEEDS to change.
#14
Check out Blackbird by The Beatles. Some really interesting voice leading over that drone note going on in that song (not that fond of the singing though)...
Edit: Oh, and it's really fun to play around with too, so well worth learning it!
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Last edited by Muffinz at May 28, 2011,
#16
Quote by Muffinz
Check out Blackbird by The Beatles. Some really interesting voice leading over that drone note going on in that song (not that fond of the singing though)...
Edit: Oh, and it's really fun to play around with too, so well worth learning it!


I love playing that song
#18
honestly everything on Tenacious D's first album Tenacious D. KG is amazing
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