kill 'em pretty
A Dirty Hippie
Join date: Dec 2004
382 IQ
#1
ok so i've been fingerpicking for a few months now, and ive learnt blackbird, nothing else matters, and some of tears in heaven. I'm looking for a good song which isn't too challenging but still sounds good and is fun to play, any suggestions?
you wanna buy a bus ticket mate?
Cobalt Blue
Registered User
Join date: Apr 2006
921 IQ
#2
Closer to the Heart - Rush
House of the rising sun - animals

...or if you want dirty looks from other guitarists stairway to heaven.
havocrus
Registered User
Join date: Dec 2005
140 IQ
#4
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You- Led Zepplin
Layla (acoustic) Eric Clapton
Stairway to Heaven-Led Zepplin
jof1029
GO HOKIES!
Join date: Nov 2003
2,176 IQ
#7
ode to joy is a great song, and it will get you started on some classical aspects of finger picking. not too difficult, but may be challenging the first few times you try it out. heres a tab (sorry bout the size):
Dancing Fool
UG's Now-12-year-old UGer
Join date: Jul 2006
325 IQ
#8
This Might Work Too. Played on 1st and 2nd string only. Top being the first.

|-0-0--1--3-3---1--0------|
|-----------------------------|

|---------------0-0----------|
|-1--3-3--1----------1-1--|

|-0-0--1--3-3---1--0-----|
|----------------------------|

|----------------0----------|
|-1--3-3--1------1---3-3|

|-------0-------1-0-------|
|-3-3----1--3--------1---|

|----1-0----------3--------|
|-3------0--3-0------------|

|-0-0--1-3-3--1--0-------|
|----------------------------|

|------------0---------------|
|-3-1-1-3-----1---1-------|


Not very specific. But if you can only read tabs. Ignore the length of the bars. I'm a badd tabber.
Last edited by Dancing Fool at Jul 16, 2006,
jof1029
GO HOKIES!
Join date: Nov 2003
2,176 IQ
#10
Dancing Fool, its so much more fun to play the full thing. and it sounds soooo much better. what you have is only the melody, which is ok, but not a great fingerpicking exersize.
Harmonystrat
RHCP fan
Join date: Feb 2006
602 IQ
#11
Im new in this forum section but i thought scar tissue by teh red hot chili peppers was a good finger pickin song if im wrong DONT FLAME ME!!!!!!
kill 'em pretty
A Dirty Hippie
Join date: Dec 2004
382 IQ
#12
ok thanks a lot guys, ive learnt a good bit of stairway to heaven but i didnt include it in the list as ive only learnt a small fraction of the song, but why would i get dirty looks from other guitarists if i played it? lol
you wanna buy a bus ticket mate?
BreadFan88
No one touches my axe!!
Join date: Jul 2006
10 IQ
#13
Try songs by Bread e.g:'Aubrey', 'if', 'baby imma want you'....etc
Or you can really go classical with 'La comparsita', 'Farrucca', 'Malaguana', 'plaisir d'amour' etc...... these songs may not be up-to-date, but theyre fun to play and they sound better than those crap songs of today....literarily
Who draws the crowd, who plays so loud baby its the guitar man....
BreadFan88
No one touches my axe!!
Join date: Jul 2006
10 IQ
#14
Oh yea, does anyone have the tab for 'The guitar man' by bread??? and i mean real tabs and not chords..... plz msg me if u do...
Who draws the crowd, who plays so loud baby its the guitar man....
bmw8719
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2006
52 IQ
#15
Opeth has some really good fingerpicking parts/songs in their stuff. If you don't feel like weeding through all the metal to find it, "Patterns in the Ivy (I and II) and "Still Day Beneath the Sun" are 2 of my favorites.
headbanger120
Jackson/Charvel Owner
Join date: Jun 2006
109 IQ
#17
tesla-love song
randy rhoads-Dee
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