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Fun songs for acoustic guitar and vocals

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Matt Till, May 9, 2006.

  1. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Hey, so, I'm a hippie now... I guess... anyways. I've got my accoustic guitar on my lap... and I'm having fun finding classic hippie songs and chording my way through and singing along... so far...

    Steve Miller - The Joker
    Grateful Dead - Casey Jones

    I told you... it don't get much hippier. With my long hair... and I didn't shower today.

    I'm mainly trying to understand vocals in general, and this seems to be a good way to get it down in a rock sense. Besides, it's just fun. Three chords, and I'm like awesome at guitar man!
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Man, how could I forget about the Who.

    I haven't listened to CSN(Y) since I hated hippies (ha, I was such a metal kid), I'll have to RE check them out.
  3. pegwedge


    Oct 4, 2005
    West Virginia
    Oh oh I know this one! Try Melissa by the Allman Bros., any Bob Dylan song, some George Harrison, Sugar Magnolia and Friend of the Devil by the Dead, Embyonic Journey by Jefferson Airplane, lots of Phish (Train Song comes to mind), some Floyd, some Simon & Garfunkel, Feelin' Alright by Traffic, and some Willie Nelson.

    I used to think I was a hippie...but I couldn't stand not taking showers and my long hair just got in my way.
  4. Listen to Van Morrison's Astral Weeks.

    Ash Ra Tempel's Day Dream

    And of course the Creedence.
  5. freebird
  6. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Ghost - Clutch
    You Turn Me On - ELP
    Lucky Man - ELP
    Anything by Tenacious D or Gordon Lightfoot
  7. Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band
    Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
    Knocking On Heavens Door - Dylan
    Redemption Song - Bob Marley
    Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    She Talks To Angels - Black Crowes
    Friend Of The Devil - Grateful Dead
    Wrote A Song For Everyone - CCR
    Mexico - Cake
    You've Got To Hide Your Love Away - Beatles

    Most of those are good sing along campfire songs and they are all easy.
  8. Slink


    Dec 27, 2005
    Dylan, Dylan and Dylan.

    Mr Tamborine Man
    She Belongs to Me
    It Ain't Me Babe
    Dear Landlord
    Sub(what ever) homesick blues
    Don't think twice
  9. tkozal


    Feb 16, 2006
    New York City
    Breathe and Time by Floyd have become my fave songs lately to sing and play on the guitar, relatively simple. That and Brown Eyed Women by the dead have kept me occupied, although last night I learned Neil Youngs Everyone Knows This is Nowhere, and Cinnamon Girl (which requires drop d tuning really). Neil is easy
  10. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    Two Hangman
    Uegen Pratt
    Strangest dream (actually a Canadian folk song)

    Best of Luck,
    Wesley R.
  11. Slink


    Dec 27, 2005
    Hitchin a Ride
    If your goin to San Francisco (flowers in your hair)
    Chevy Van
    Casey Jones
    Feelin Alright
    does your hair hang down
  12. Slink


    Dec 27, 2005
    Catch the wind
    Mellow Yellow
    My all time hippy favorite "Alice's Resturant" By Arlo Guthrie
  13. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I was always partial to Dead, Stones and the Airplane.
    Embryonic Journey noted above is not exactly a beginner's
    piece though. Today and How Do You Feel are better choices
    from the Airplane.

    Fat Angel - Airplane or Donovan

    Dead - I Know You Rider
    Not Fade Away / Goin Down The Road Feelin Bad medley
    Uncle John's Band
    Playin in the Band
    Me & Boby McGee

    Can't Always Get What You Want
    Sympathy for the Devil
    Street Fighting Man
    Love In Vain
    No Expectations

    Honorable Mention:
    Revolution by the Beatles.
    While My Guitar Gently Weeps
    The Letter - Cocker version
    In Memory of Elizabeth Reed - Allman Bros.
    Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac (Santana)

    LOL! I looked at that list and noted, my band plays most
    of these songs. YIKES!
  14. Liz Reed solo acoustic? This I must hear!
  15. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Wish you were here is pretty much a staple for anyone playing accoustic.

    There's severall good PF songs for accoustic.
  16. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Ok matt...here's the deal. I'll do keyboard and bass you do accoustic and bass.

    We'll both do singing duties and switch back and forth on the instruments.

    Make good money doing coffee house gigs and other places that will pay good money for live music but don't have physical or sonic space for a full size band.

    Then we can still play larger places too.
  17. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    My guitar players and I do it.

    Every once in a while we do an acoustic jam, they
    play 6's, I play the 'extended range' guitar, a
    Martin HD12-28.

    It comes out good. Em-D Em-Bm barres at the seventh
    fret. They take the lead harmonies for the
    intro and I take the rhythm (as the gui****s don't usually have any). ;)

    Oh, and on the way back from lunch, a few other
    staples came up. In G.

    The Weight - The Band
    Willin' - Little Feat
  18. Very cool.
  19. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA

    Sounds good, but before I join up, I have to warn you. I'm not very good at vocals... or accoustic guitar... or bass... and I live in another state than you.

    So when's the next gig? :smug:
  20. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV

    Trivial at best.

    I don't own a keyboard yet, nor do I have experience playing them. What I do have is musical ability and desire to utilize that along with the abilities of a synthesizer.

    What's important is if you have the ability to be an entertainer.

    That's more important than being a musician if you want to make money. The trick is doing both.

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