#1
A friend and I are going overseas to work and play music. Now this is 6 months away so we have plenty of time to reherse. So what do I need from you people. I need songs that would work (arrange into acoustic duo). We'll be playing pubs and **** like that so I just need more ideas.

A little background, we aren't crap. I've been playing going on 5 years and him 7 so we can handle most ****.

What were not looking for: Music for musicians (this **** doesn't help us, no one cares if I can play a million notes) I want songs that people will enjoy: Cool hook, nice melody, interesting chords etc.

Songs we thinking about.

Some: John butler, Stephan lynch, allmen brothers, tom waits.

Maybe dualing banjos.


You guys aren't retarded, don't **** this up.
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#3
Are you going to sing?
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john mayer. jason mraz.
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You guys aren't retarded, don't **** this up.

Wow, isn't that a nice way to ask people for help.


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Are you going to sing?


Yep.

I need songs as well, not just artists. I actually want your thoughts not some stock answer. It doesn't have be clique, I don't want to sound like everyone else, that's boring. I want songs that you would like to hear.

I've just added some bill withers i.e ain't no sunshine.
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#10
try dont think twice its allright by bob dylan, but only if you are moderatly good at fingerpicking. fun to sing with and fun to play. it may seem to be a daunting task at first but it gets really easy with practice.
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#11
There is a local group where I live and both the guys are brothers and both play acoustic. That is the only instruments in their band. They usually do stuff like Every Rose Has its Thorn. They also play a song by Lile Lovette. Im not sure which one but they do a good job on it. Maybe Sister Hazel or something along those lines.

EDIT: Ok, I just looked on their Myspace page and these are the things that they play. Its a list of artist they use.
EAGLES, THE OUTLAWS, JOHN MELLENCAMP, BON JOVI, TOM PETTY, PAT GREEN, BUCK OWENS, DON RICH, KISS, JOHNNY CASH, J.D. SOUTHER, TOM WAITS, ELVIS, BLACKFOOT, GEORGE JONES, GEORGIA SATELITES, DAN BAIRD, JERRY REED, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, KEITH URBAN, .38 SPECIAL, BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, POISON, DIERKS BENTLY, STEVE EARL, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, THE JAYHAWKS, WILCO, SON VOLT,LYNYRD SKYNYRD, THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, CHARLIE DANIELS BAND, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, THE WARREN BROTHERS, THE STATLER BROTHERS, THE VAN HALEN BROTHERS, THE MARX BROTHERS, BROTHER PHELPS, BROTHER CAIN, SOUL BROTHER NUMBER ONE AND ANY OTHER "BROTHERS" WE MAY HAVE LEFT OUT.

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#12
Not sure if anyone mentioned this before...
Bert Jansh and John Renbourn did some lovley folk style/generaly chilled, but pretty difficult(?never actualy tried playing so I dont really know?), acoustic guitar duets. Especially lovley on their album "Bert and John."
You could probably find a book of transcriptions for it somewhere.
You want a name of a tune? Well on the above album
-Piano Tune
-East Wind
both very beutiful.
#13
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It's funny any of you would answer a moron that has that kind of statment at the end of a post looking for help
#14
^-- i completely understood what he was getting at with that comment myself

the verve ? freshman
david gray - babylon
tomy petty ? free fallin, mary jane?s last dance
widespread panic ? tallboy, climb to safety, one arm steve
dave matthews and tim reynolds ? lie in our graves, #41, two step, crash into me
oasis ? wonderwall, champagne supernova
radiohead ? creep, karma police
coldplay ? yellow, fix you
van morrison ? brown eyed girl
flaming lips - yoshimi
jack johnson ? taylor, better together, rodeo clowns, flake, banana pancakes
sensefield ? save yourself
beatles ? love me do, day tripper, hard days night
phish ? waste, farmhouse
james taylor ? fire and rain
eric clapton - layla

the widespread panic, dave & tim, and clapton stuff i listed is especially good for two guitars. the jack johnson might get a little bland with two guitars since its so simplistic, but being that it is simplistic it would be really easy to spice it up jsut a tad without detracting too much from the true singalong nature of his songs. anyway, these are all songs that i cover on a regular basis and have always gotten a good response from. hope that helps you!
#16
Actually Jimtaka, The Verve Pipe sang Freshman. The Verve sang Bittersweet Symphony and were one hit wonders. But to add to that with some stuff by the Verve Pipe another great song they sing is Colorful. Its the song at the end of the movie Rock Star when Mark Wahlburg is playing in the coffee shop or whatever that is. Its a very simple song to play. Have you thought about playing anything by Our Lady Peace??
#17
Counting Crows- Mr Jones
Eagle Eye Cherry- Save Tonight
Jack Johnson- Taylor, Banana Pancakes, Better Together, Flake, Sitting Waiting Wishing
Jason Mraz- The Remedy
Lynard Kynard- Sweet Home Alabama
Incubus- Drive
#18
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Actually Jimtaka, The Verve Pipe sang Freshman. The Verve sang Bittersweet Symphony and were one hit wonders. But to add to that with some stuff by the Verve Pipe another great song they sing is Colorful. Its the song at the end of the movie Rock Star when Mark Wahlburg is playing in the coffee shop or whatever that is. Its a very simple song to play. Have you thought about playing anything by Our Lady Peace??


yeah you're right... i knew that i'm just retarded
#19
Nirvana-Polly
Alice in Chains-Got me wrong
Foo Fighters-Times like these & Everlong & My Hero
U2-Staring at the sun
Radiohead-Fake Plastic Trees
Eddie Vedder-Hide your love away
Coldplay-Speed of Sound
Shinedown-45
Pink Floyd-Is the Anybody out there?
Stone Temple Pilots-Creep
Zeppelin-Over the Hills and Far Away
Jack Johnson-Upside Down
Audioslave-Doesn't Remind me & I am the Highway
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#20
don mclean american pie
everyone loves that song man. everyone in the pubs will be singing along to that.
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#22
the eagles - hotel california
clapton - layla
clapton - tears in heaven
#23
Definitely Jack Johnsson, Turin Brakes or Foo Fighters (latest album "in your honour" the 2nd disc)
#24
We have added.

Blackbird

Foxy lady

Some Powder Finger

and

Oasis

I need some more
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#26
If ye are goin to any place with lots of Irish ppl then here is a list of good pub songs

Danny Boy
Fields Of Athenry
7 drinken Nights
Rocky Road to Dublin (every Irish person knows and loves it) (IT IS A CHANT SONG)
Molly Malone
The Town I Loved so Well


there is a good tab for rocky road to dublin
I suggest one of ye play the tab and the other play Dm and Am through out the song
These are really good if there is Irish ppl

Learn alot of trad and folk it goes great in Pubs
#27
Del Amitri - Nothing Ever Happens.

The song's in F major, and works very well with one person strumming with capo 5 in C major and the other picking with capo 3 in D major.

Del Amitri - Tell Her This

In G# major - again playable with 2 or 3 different voicings, one of which I've submitted to the tab archives.