Classic rock/pop songs that play well on a single acoustic guitar?
March 11, 2011 11:58 PM Subscribe
Calling all guitar players: Looking for popular songs that can easily be played and sung by a single person with an acoustic guitar without losing too much. Basically, the kind of songs you can put in a set list where people's reactions are to immediately say, "Hey, I really like that song," followed immediately by "and hey, that sounds pretty close to the original too!"
Also, very important: Any song should be playable by a *mediocre
* guitar player.
posted by kingjoeshmoe to media & arts (41 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
To give some examples of what I'm looking for: You've Got to Hide Your Love Away by the Beatles and Me and Julio by Paul Simon are absolutely perfect. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away has that little hook that is instantly recognizable, but also completely acoustic and very easy to play (Dsus4 - D - Dsus2 - D). The Hey Ya acoustic cover on youtube is also very good.
I've seen this post
, which is somewhat close, but the suggestions there veer toward what people think high school students would like, rather than the classics that I'm looking for.