Learn songs from Tracy Chapman, Bob Dylan, Green Day, Bob Marley, Oasis, Bill Withers and more!
Some of these songs are unique arrangements, some are exact, note for note replicas. Most of them are somewhere in between, like Wonderwall by Oasis, for example.
In the Beginner Acoustic Guitar Course, you’ll learn how to play all these songs using full TAB and loops to play along with.
We discuss chord progressions, key signatures, and specific techniques like Hammer-On and Pull-Off.
Most importantly, we develop each song with 2nd guitar parts so you can play with me and the singer and more deeply understand the song.
Not only will learning the songs help you with switching from one chord to another and improve your rhythm playing, they also hold the key to how music actually works.
By studying the movement of a chord progression you can start the journey of understanding music. To understand music is essential if you want to master the guitar.
Below you find a link to every acoustic song available in the beginner course.
1. Talking About A Revolution
The easiest of the beginner songs have a meditative strumming pattern that anyone can learn. The simplicity of the part is one of the song’s main strengths.
Being about a revolution, the guitar parts no-frills approach make it sound as if it was made to be sung on a street corner, where all revolutions start.
2. Redemption Song
Bob Marley’s classic Redemption Song is many budding guitar players’ first attempt at playing a full song.
With a simple arrangement, powerful lyrical message and open position chords, surely this is the ultimate campfire song.
3. Robin Hood
Ocean Colour Scene is a British cult band that has survived through touring and keeping a great connection with their fans.
Robin Hood is one of their songs the fans love and always want at gigs even though it was never an official single.
4. One More Cup Of Coffee
One of my personal favorites, One More Cup Of Coffee by Bob Dylan. This is a “four-chord song” having only Am, G, F, and E.
To make such simple chords sound interesting, Bob turns them around for the chorus and puts the rest down to performance and lyrics.
5. The Drugs Don’t Work
The Drugs Don’t Work is a seemingly easy song to play for a beginner, having simple chords with just a few extensions here and there.
Using only simple open position chords, it is only the F chord that may present a problem, or is it?
6. Time Of Your Life
Green Day’s acoustic punk-pop classic Time Of Your Life is played using a (very) fast, picking and strumming pattern.
This will not be the easiest of songs to learn, in the guitar course we play quite a few songs and exercises before we get our teeth into this one.
Oasis’ biggest hit may have been sung in pubs around the world more than any other song since its release.
A must for any aspiring guitarist and songwriter, Wonderwall is great fun to learn. What you can learn from it is even greater.
A new emerging artist we find among the classics. Paolo Nutini has been included among the legends as a great new artist who writes songs that sound like classics.
Rewind is a single off his first album which laid the foundation for his career.
9. Ain’t No Sunshine
Bill Withers first hit has been covered by so many artists it has become a modern classic.
This is the only song played finger style and is taught as the final song when you take the beginner guitar course.