#1
I need some suggestions on new artists in terms of acoustic or soft playing. I've mainly just listened to heavier stuff but I always enjoy the slower songs perhaps due to rarity but w/e the case I really do enjoy them.

I enjoy softer music and I really want to get into some artists but I've no idea where to start. I'm already trying to give John Mayer a listen.

Suggestions?
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#3
Look up the dudes who influenced the people you listen to. It gets softer as it goes back.
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p.s. No such thing as listening to too much heavy stuff!!


Maybe I worded that wrong.

I am CRAVING easier listening.

As much as I love the bone crunching tone and dome splitting riffs I really just feel inspired by really good acoustic songs. House of the Rising Sun was the first song I ever learned on guitar. I still play it for fun.
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#5
the blues, my friend. go listen to SRV or if you really think you need it, some Robert Johnson
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#9
Any acoustic song by Greg Lake is absolutely beautiful.
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#11
Try some Kaki King. She plays a mean lap steel, and is even better on acoustic.

EDIT: Try some folkier stuff maybe like Bob Dylan, CSNY, Simon and Garfunkel, or Neil Young. Or perhaps try some Red Hot Chili Peppers. They arent really heavy or loud, and they have some very mellow songs like Scar Tissue and Under The Bridge.
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#12
Turn on your local pop-punk/alternative rock radio station and enjoy
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#14
When I fancy taking a break from shit like Nile, Decapitated and Origin I tend to listen to stuff like Andy McKee, John Butler Trio, City and Colour and a lot of cheesy techno and trance
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#16
Andy Mckee, Justin King, Jimi Hendrix (sort of soft bluesy), there is an endless list.
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Ben Harper ---> Walk Away
Red Hot Chili Peppers -->Scar Tissue
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#20
any 70's music is good, im a oldschool metalhead, but i also like to throw in some acoustic fingerpicking sort of stuff too from time to time
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#21
Wel I'd say to transition, listen to some of the Foo Fighters acoustic stuff (Everlong, Best of You, and My Hero acoustic) or some soothing Chili Peppers songs (My friends, Road Trippin, Breaking The Girl) then I'd suggest people like Jack Johnson (Sitting Waiting Wishing) and Dave Matthews (Crash Into Me, The Space Between, So Much To Say, Satellite, Dreamgirl, etc). Keep Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, James Taylor, Ben Harper, and Jackson Browne in mind as well. If you play guitar and still want to play some difficult stuff, look up "Phunkdified" by Justin King and "Drifting" by Andy Mckee.

I could probably list more, but you got to explore for yourself. Hope you like!
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#25
How about Led Zeppelin's acoustic stuff? Going to California, Friends, Ramble on, Tangerine, That's the way, Thank You...all good songs
#27
I'm looking for stuff that is just beautiful. Ala beginning part to stairway to heaven. I'm looking for a more slow,meaningful theme. House of the Rising Sun is one of my favorites though.
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#28
You should check out the genre of Post Rock. Bands like Sigur Ros, Explosions In The Sky, God Is An Astronaut, etc. And some dark folk while your at it, such as Vali, Tenhi, Neun Welten, and so on.

And Agalloch. If you dont know them already.
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Do you folks like folk?
#30
Anberlin is generally rather light, but john mayer is great for acoustic. check out Daughters and Your Body is a Wonderland
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Anberlin is generally rather light, but john mayer is great for acoustic. check out Daughters and Your Body is a Wonderland

Funny you should say that I just got done downloading all those (cept for daughters. Will do that right now)
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#34
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Liston to some electronic/ambient music like Merzbow
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#35
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Maybe I worded that wrong.

I am CRAVING easier listening.

As much as I love the bone crunching tone and dome splitting riffs I really just feel inspired by really good acoustic songs. House of the Rising Sun was the first song I ever learned on guitar. I still play it for fun.

m a huge metal fan, when i get burnt out, i usually listen to Vivaldi, it has great composition and is so easy listening. at first sight, try not to push it away as i would have at first. give it a chance.

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons - Winter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGdFHJXciAQ&feature=related


heres some pretty neat Spanish guitar playing.

Al Di Meola, Paco De lucia and john McLaughlin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cadbYIzhqQ&feature=related

Al Di and John - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOVWqhGXVNA&feature=related

here is a mellow one with Paco And John http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1lT6TobnJc&feature=related
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#38
Powderfinger - not really acoustic, but great stuff!
Stairway? Lots of acoustic
Alot of Foo Fighters is acoustic, like in your honor disc 2, the whole thing is acoustic i think.
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