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. [more inside]
posted by kingjoeshmoe
on Mar 11, 2011 -
Help me avoid embarrassment. I have no training and couldn't tell you what my range is using, like, technical terms, but when singing I embarrass myself least with Amy Winehouse's song You Know I'm No Good. Taking that as my (only) data point, what song should I attempt at an evening of Sondheim?
posted by prefpara
on Jun 16, 2010 -
I need a really awesome entrance song. Something that makes the audience be like, "Aw damn, I now know that this is going to be very enjoyable, all because this song is so badass." [more inside]
posted by ictow
on Apr 4, 2008 -
My 9th grade son has taught himself guitar and he's thinking about entering the school talent show. He's trying to pick a good song that he can play and sing, and I'd like to help him out. What's a good song for one young man and an acoustic guitar and a high school audience? [more inside]
posted by JParker
on Feb 22, 2008 -