#1
hey guys

do you ever get bored/depressed and want to just play acoustic songs? well thats the way i am now lol... so i was wondering if anybody knew any good acoustic songs that i could learn... i have all the obvious ones like iris and that sort of thing... i just want some more

thx
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#3
Drive - Incubus
High - James Blunt
You're beautiful - James Blunt
Before you Accuse Me, Eric Clapton version.
Only wanna be with you - Hootie and the Blowfish
Nobody's Home - Avril whats her name
New slang - The Shins

You may already have one or two of these but these are the best "acoustic" songs. I cannot give you my whole set.
#4
Dancing in the moonlight - Smashing Pumpkins (great acoustic cover of the Thin Lizzy original)
On a Clear Day - The Beautiful Girls
La Mar - The Beautiful Girls (seriously, they are an incredible acoustic band)
Wet Sand - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blackbird - The Beatles
Forever - Ben Harper
Morning Yearning - Ben Harper
Sparks - Coldplay
Call Me Papa - Donavon Frankenreiter
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Kind Hearted Woman Blues - Robert Johnson
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Most of The Time - Bob Dylan
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Cocoon - Jack Johnson
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley's version
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
America - Simon and Garfunkel
Better Man - Pearl Jam
Peaches and Cream - John Butler Trio
Traffic in the Sky - Jack Johnson
Moonlight Mile - The Rolling Stones
Say Yes - Elliott Smith
Somebody That I Used to Know - Elliott Smith
Such Great Heights - Iron and Wine
Sitting On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Stuck in a Moment - U2

Hmm that ended up being longer than I expected...the majority of those are quite sad because you mentioned something about being depressed. So those songs are some of my favourite "sit-in-your-room-and-indulge-in-self-pitying-emoness" songs haha.

ENJOY!

oh and I can't stress how good the Beautiful Girls are for that kind of acoustic stuff....especially "on a clear day".
Guitars
"Dakota" - Fender Splatter Strat
"Jacqueline" - Maton CW80
Last edited by jase_connor at May 30, 2006,
#5
most everything by incubus :P ...use 'search' option and dont make to double threads, please :P

Everlast have few good accustic songs search it|down...it|try it|play it| :P
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Dancing in the moonlight - Smashing Pumpkins (great acoustic cover of the Thin Lizzy original)
On a Clear Day - The Beautiful Girls
La Mar - The Beautiful Girls (seriously, they are an incredible acoustic band)
Wet Sand - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Blackbird - The Beatles
Forever - Ben Harper
Morning Yearning - Ben Harper
Sparks - Coldplay
Call Me Papa - Donavon Frankenreiter
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Kind Hearted Woman Blues - Robert Johnson
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Most of The Time - Bob Dylan
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Cocoon - Jack Johnson
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley's version
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
America - Simon and Garfunkel
Better Man - Pearl Jam
Peaches and Cream - John Butler Trio
Traffic in the Sky - Jack Johnson
Moonlight Mile - The Rolling Stones
Say Yes - Elliott Smith
Somebody That I Used to Know - Elliott Smith
Such Great Heights - Iron and Wine
Sitting On the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding
Stuck in a Moment - U2

Hmm that ended up being longer than I expected...the majority of those are quite sad because you mentioned something about being depressed. So those songs are some of my favourite "sit-in-your-room-and-indulge-in-self-pitying-emoness" songs haha.

ENJOY!

oh and I can't stress how good the Beautiful Girls are for that kind of acoustic stuff....especially "on a clear day".


thats awesome man... thanks alot!!
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#7
try anything by dashboard confessional, especially from their album "the places you have come to fear the most". most of them are pretty easy to play and they sounds good. plus they make good campfire songs cus chicks seem to love dashboard. or at least here in canada they do...
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Sparks - Coldplay


Good call. Dropping the E to a Db makes it so mellow.

Honestly try this one first, it's pretty easy to play, although difficult to sing correctly.. and very mellowed out.
#11
Check out Joe Satriani's take of Canon in C, is acoustic.

edit: Failed to mention it's superfantabulously awsome
If you havn't learnt it yet, Nothing Else Matters by Metallica is a great acoustic (one of my favourites to play)
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#12
wow , he/she was right about the beautiful girls,, la mar is awesome,, good find
you got any other bands liek that you think we wouldnt know?
#13
blackbird...i don't know why i like that song so much
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#14
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wow , he/she was right about the beautiful girls,, la mar is awesome,, good find
you got any other bands liek that you think we wouldnt know?


hey mate, just to clarify, i'm a "he". Haha, now that we got that outta the way, yeah the beautiful girls are an amazing band. I can't think of anything else off the top of my head, but some other good beautiful girls songs are:

Learn Yourself
On a Clear Day
Music
Cash Money
Periscopes
Let's Take the Long Way Home

They're an Australian band, and their new music has a more rootsy sorta sound to it. I'd recommend them to anyone who likes reggae/roots or artists like ben harper/jack johnson/g. love etc.

EDIT: How could I forget, you all MUST check out the John Butler Trio. They are getting fairly well known (especially here in the Acoustic forum) but in the general scheme of things they're practically unheard of. John Butler is one of the most amazingly talented guitar players I have ever heard - y'all check it out.
Guitars
"Dakota" - Fender Splatter Strat
"Jacqueline" - Maton CW80
Last edited by jase_connor at Jun 13, 2006,
#15
to bid you farewell - opeth

actually, scrap that, any acoustic bits by opeth are amazing. if you haven't heard them yet... what are you waiting for?! your life is not complete until you have heard their 1st two albums!!
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#17
Pardon Me -- Incubus
The Warmth -- Incubus

actually this whole set

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg4kLnRVozg

some thrice would sound pretty cool on acoustic. I know they did deadbolt before but Teppei was on his electric. the video is up on youtube from warped tour
talk to me
and i better not hear a word
do me baby
i better not feel it girl
i still got one bullet left in my nine
finna do a love crime
love crime
finna do a love crime

lovecrimes -- frank ocean

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