I just got a little recording set up going, and the quality is quite nice. I was wondering if anyone had suggestions on the memorable/known acoustic songs to cover. Since I don't know how to play drums, and I don't know any drummers, I'm trying to make some acoustic songs, and cover things like the shins, as they don't have any drums in their better songs.

edit: just realized i posted this in the electric guitar forum.. hoping an admin will move it.
Last edited by ibanezzer at Jun 30, 2006,

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Hotel California is a nice song for acoustic. I'm trying to learn it myself
^-- that's a good one. i'm not sure what age group you are shooting for with your songs and i don't have any idea what your skill level is so i'm going to list songs of varying difficulty and from varying eras. have a look at these:

the beatles - blackbird
the beatles - rocky raccoon
the beatles - yellow submarine
fuel - shimmer
matchbox 20 - push
oasis - wonderwall
mason williams - classical gas
led zeppelin - tears in heaven
led zeppelin - braun yr aur stomp
coldplay - yellow
coldplay - fix you
hootie and the blowfish - let her cry
hootie and the blowfish - hold my hand
extreme - more than words
dave matthews band - ants marching
dave matthews band - too much
dave matthews band - stay (wasting time)
dave matthews band - so much to say
dave matthews band - two step
dave matthews band - crash
dave matthews band - tripping billies
dave matthews band - lie in our graves
dave matthews band - what would you say
dave matthews band - all along the watchtower (bob dylan cover)
counting crows - mr. jones
pink floyd - breathe
pink floyd - wish you were here
boston - more than a feeling
lynyrd skynyrd - sweet home alabama
lynyrd skynyrd - simple man
allman brothers band - melissa
tom petty - free fallin
tom petty - mary jane's last dance
van morrisson - brown-eyed girl
cat stevens - peace train
tonic - if you could only see
john butler trio - peaches and cream
john butler trio - ocean
john butler trio - pickapart
john butler trio - betterman
foo fighters - everlong
nickelback - photograph
staind - outside
hawthorne heights - ohio is for lovers
story of the year - until the day i die
green day - good riddance (time of your life)
pure prairie league - amie
the band - weight
steppenwolf - magic carpet ride
blues traveler - run around
blind melon - no rain
smashing pumpkins - disarm
red hot chilli peppers - under the bridge
goo goo dolls - name
goo goo dolls - slide
goo goo dolls - iris
goo goo dolls - black balloon
goo goo dolls - broadway
blue merle - stay
blue merle - burning in the sun
david gray - babylon
david gray - this year's love
john mayer - your body is a wonderland
john mayer - why georgia
james blount - you're beautiful
james taylor - fire and rain
james taylor - you've got a friend
james taylor - sweet baby james
eric clapton - layla
eric clapton - tears in heaven
eric clapton - wonderful tonight
phish - waste
phish - farmhouse
phish - dirt
alice in chains - nutshell
alice in chains - brother
alice in chains - over now
alice in chains - rooster
alice in chains - no excuses
howie day - collide
fleetwood mac - landslide
fleetwood mac - never going back again
fleetwood mac - big love
ben harper - burn one down
dave matthews - so damn lucky
dave matthews - stay or leave
dave matthews - oh!
dave matthews - gravedigger
stone temple pilots - plush
seven mary three - cumbersome
jack johnson - taylor
jack johnson - flake
jack johnson - rodeo clowns
jack johnson - banana pancakes
jack johnson - cryin' shame
jack johnson - better together

sorry, i get carried away making these lists of songs sometimes those are ALL great songs on acoustic and most of them should be pretty recognizeable.
Last edited by jimtaka at Jun 30, 2006,
^-- it should at least keep him busy for a little while if nothing else
haha, i've started a new list in alphabetical order and i'm adding everybody's suggestions each time there's another thread like this.
^-- haha oops.

make that:
led zeppelin - stairway to heaven
eric clapton - tears in heaven