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Hey all,

My friend and I have been asked to play an acoustic show for a "Tribute to Music." I was jsut wondering what everyones favorite acoustic songs are and what songs can we play that really would salute music. Your opinions will be considered thanks a lot.
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If you want to salute music play Tribute by Tenacious D
Otherwise you can use this handy dandy list:

Gallows Pole- Led Zeppelin
The Man Who Sold The World- David Bowie (The Nirvana Cover was acoustic)
Here Comes The Sun- The Beatles
All Along the Watchtower- Bob Dylan
Redemption Song- Bob Marley
Home is Where Your Happy- Charles Manson
I Feel Like I'm Fixin to Die Rag- Country Joe and the Fish
Hey Mama Wolf- Devendra Banhart
Hotel California- The Eagles
Malted Milk- Robert Johnson
My Sweet Lord- George Harrison
Touch of Grey- Grateful Dead
Patience- Guns N Roses
Crazy on You- Heart
Jane Says- Jane's Addiction
Hear My Train a Comin- Jimi Hendrix
I Walk The Line- Johnny Cash
Dust In the Wind- Kansas
Lake of Fire- Meat Puppets (Again another acoustic Nirvana cover)
Mama I'm Comin Home- Ozzy Osbourne
Mother- Pink Floyd
Dogs- Pink Floyd
My Friends- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rude Mood- Stevie Ray Vaughan
Baby Lemonade- Syd Barrett
Spanish Fly- Van Halen
Sunday Morning- Velvet Underground
Kiss Off- Violent Femmes
Blister In The Sun- Violent Femmes
Hotel Yorba- The White Stripes
Pinball Wizard- The Who
Magic Bus- The Who
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Tears in Heaven by Clapton

And yes, Mr. Tamborine Man is a wicked song. Gotta love Bob.
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Blackbird by The Doobie Brothers

One of the coolest acoustic songs I've ever heard.
But it's really the awesome vocal performance that makes it so dang cool.
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Hey all,

My friend and I have been asked to play an acoustic show for a "Tribute to Music." I was jsut wondering what everyones favorite acoustic songs are and what songs can we play that really would salute music. Your opinions will be considered thanks a lot.


Most Michael Hedges tunes.
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kaki king - night after sidewalk.

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#16
You're all forgetting Wish You Were Here. A great song with powerful, invoking lyrics and it's easy to play. Two guitars too, try it everyone will applaud if you do it well.
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ive been playing about 7 years. Yes we planned on playing wish you were here. great song we also played that for our high school graduation because we had 3 classmates die that year so, we def. plan on playing that.
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ive been playing about 7 years. Yes we planned on playing wish you were here. great song we also played that for our high school graduation because we had 3 classmates die that year so, we def. plan on playing that.


3 classmates die?? Holy crap, sorry to hear that. But how does that happen? Like is that normal for your school for kids to just die?
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justin, that was easily the most inspiring, helpful piece of advice anyone has ever given me in regards to my musical pursuits.


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they were in a car and were hit by a drunk driver ..so yea kind of their theme i guess
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I hate highschool deaths. for 3 consecutive years, we have had someone die over the winter break.....It's ROUGH.

Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel. Seems like a good idea.
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listen to SPEEDBALL by Zack wylde(BLS)
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Tangled Up in Blue is a pretty cool song( Sounds great with just the guitar and voice.)
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Goin To California- Led Zep
Little Black Heart- Early November
It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)- Bob Dylan
At The Bottom of Everything- Bright Eyes
Guess I'm Doin Fine- Beck
What Went Wrong- Blink182
Blackbird- The Beatles
St. Agustine- Band of Horses
Blue In the Face- Alkaline Trio
Never Going Back Again- Fleetwood Mac
Big Love (live)- Fleetwood Mac
Landslide- Fleetwood Mac
Timeshel- I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
So I Finally Decided to Give Myself a Reason- I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business
Gone- Jack Johnson
Eleanor- Jet
Helicopter- M. Ward
Time Has Told Me- Nick Drake
The River Man- Nick Drake
Oh, Comely- Neutral Milk Hotel
Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmom- Sufjan Stevens
Better Love- Steel Train
Into the Fold- Cursive
Working Class Hero- John Lennon
Look At Me- John Lennon

yep...
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Roundabout by Yes, i think would be a pretty cool one.
I suppose you could play Roundabout acoustically, but I saw Yes twice in concert and that piece is far from an acoustic song as originally recorded. Speaking of Yes, though, you might give Mood for a Day a look. It's a tough one, but it is 100% acoustic.
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Tangled Up in Blue is a pretty cool song( Sounds great with just the guitar and voice.)


I learned that one! But it's rather tragically just out of my range.
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I suppose you could play Roundabout acoustically, but I saw Yes twice in concert and that piece is far from an acoustic song as originally recorded.


I'm SOOOOOOO jealous

anyway, to whoever suggested Pink Floyd's Mother

yes yes yes yes do do do do do it.
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This might seem like a long shot for all you guys here, but Journeyman by Iron Maiden is pretty awesome.
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mother is really good, but i got a soft spot for

go insane - lindsey buckingham (fleetwood mac live)

one of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard.
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Well if you've got a good female vocalist, here comes the rain again is intense

I can't remember if that's fleetwood mac or one of the side bits
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i can't beleive noone has said Plush by Stone Temple Pilots. that song is why i started plaing guitar!
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mother is really good, but i got a soft spot for

go insane - lindsey buckingham (fleetwood mac live)

one of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard.

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I suppose you could play Roundabout acoustically, but I saw Yes twice in concert and that piece is far from an acoustic song as originally recorded. Speaking of Yes, though, you might give Mood for a Day a look. It's a tough one, but it is 100% acoustic.


Or The Clap, probably even a bit trickier.
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