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Hey guys, just wondering if you could give a list of some good finger pickings song to learn for acoustic guitar. Im hoping to learn some more challenging material. Songs simular to classical gas would be nice.

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Though not quite as hard, I really like Greensleeves by Jeff Beck.

Ocean - John Butler Trio
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Bron-Yr-Aur - Led Zeppelin (probaly already know it, not that hard)

I can't really think of too many right now.
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Your Revolution is a Joke - Funeral for a Friend

maybe the best acoustic song ever?!

seriously though, it's epic
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Try Marieta by Francisco Tarrega. There's a powertab/GPtab on this site.
It's a very beautiful, temperamental Spanish-classical song, and quite challenging to play because it's so delicate. The fingering itself isn't hard, but every little mistake is audible and timing literally makes or breaks the song. It's a gorgeous piece and it'll help you play more neatly.
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Pink Floyd - If , it's pretty easy though. Or Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton
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Eric Johnson - A Song For Life. It's an amazing song and quite hard if you do it with all the correct techniques, you should try it
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thanks guys. A few of them i already know, but ill try the other ones.
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Dust In The Wind
Bron-Yr-Aur-Stomp Live version.
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Time Of Your Life (Good Riddance) by Green Day has got some decent finger picking bits. It takes a bit of practice but within a few days you'll be playing it pretty well. If you want somthing a bit more challenging you could try Every Breath You Take by Sting/Police, its not so much picking but the switching I struggle with, but then you will probably be lot better than me anyway.
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Face of Melinda by Opeth. beautiful song, can be challenging too.
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Dee - Randy Rhoads/Ozzy Osbourne

Flamingo - Paul Gilbert (his own version of fingerpicking, anyway)
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Air - Cherry Blossom Girl, All I Need
Beck - Dead Melodies
Joni Mitchell - Urge for Going, Circle Game
Smiths - What Difference Does It Make (an electric fingerpicked song that can be done just as well on acoustic)
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i like stay together for the kids(at least the intro), its really easy and you should be able to learn it pretty quickly.
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Uhh, Lullaby by Stephen Lynch is beautiful, until the words come in.

If you've not heard it theres a video (more like 20) on YouTube. Decent right hand pattern to be learned there.
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Angeles by Elliot Smith is pretty beastly. Beautiful song. too.
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nothing else matters

that is the PERFECT song to learn
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Dee - Randy Rhoads/Ozzy Osbourne

Flamingo - Paul Gilbert (his own version of fingerpicking, anyway)

those r sweet, but would be friggin difficult to start with
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James Taylor... and yes it may sound kind of dumb, but his style is actually pretty good, really fun stuff to play
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^James Taylor is great.

Also, its not that dfficult, but Angie by the Rolling Stones is always fun.
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Any Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler is one of the greatest finger picking guitarists I've ever heard
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Morbid Angel - Desolate Ways.
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Empty Calm by The Number 12 Looks Like You. This song completely rocked my socks off. Not only is it by a screamo and, but its amazingly awesome. A beautiful song thats not too difficult to learn.
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Fleetwood Mac- Land Slide
Neil Young- The needle and the Damage Done
Most Townes Van zandt songs
When they kick at your front door
how are you gonna come
with your hands on your head
or on the trigger of your gun
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nothing else matters, babe im gonna leave you, stairway to heaven intro (classic)
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John Butler Trio - Mist, good song extremely fun to play.
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Check out "fire and Rain" by James Taylor I found it really difficult
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Alter Bridge have a few songs with fingerpicking that isn't too difficult. Try Broken Wings or Blackbrid.
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I always enjoy Blackbird by The Beatles. I know it's not that challenging but sounds pretty good on acoustic.

You could try some flamenco songs, those will really get your fingerpicking to the top. Just look for Mediterranean Sundance on youtube and you'll see some extreme finger work.
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Angeles - Elliott Smith
Anything by Nick Drake
Anything by Kotaro Oshio
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thats like... a really broad range... how can you like dragonforce AND beethoven Dx
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bron y aur-led zep
babe im gonna leave u-led zep
dust in the wind-kansas
under the bridge intro-RHCP
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the acoustic part of the unforgiven, nothing else matters, intro to fight fire with fire..mainly anything acoustic by metallica is usually fingerpicked

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