Master Acoustic Songs

Your Final Five Songs To Master

Chords, strumming and finger style

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5 master acoustic guitar songs

Acoustic Songs from the Master Course

Take your time with these master acoustic songs, they are huge soundscapes of chord progressions, key changes, and modes.

In the master course, we look at every detail of each song. You’ll learn them exactly as I play in the video, note for note using TAB but more importantly, we will also look at understanding the songs. This way you can develop the guitar parts.

We find out which modes and arpeggios are used. If there are any key changes, what other possible chord shapes you could use – we even play vocal melodies and improvise solos.

By doing this, you will learn how to use modes and arpeggios when developing an arrangement.

Below you find a link to every acoustic song available in the master course.

1. Angel Eyes

Angel EyesAngel Eyes is a jazz standard in the minor blues format. Using a walking bass, you should play this song differently every time by improvising the bass line.

If you have practiced your chords in every position you can easily add them, no matter where your walking bass leads you.

Go to Angel Eyes chords.

2. Dream A Little Dream Of Me

Dream A Little Dream Of MeI’ve recorded Mama Cass classic version of Dream A Little Dream Of Me almost note for note.

That’s until the chorus kicks in. On the original recording, there is very little guitar so this section has been arranged almost from scratch to work on one acoustic guitar.

Go to Dream A Little Dream Of Me chords.

3. Why Don’t You Do Right?

Why Dont You Do Right In Why Don’t You Do Right?, you get an even more prominent walking bass line than what you had in Angel Eyes.

To know all your chord shapes is now extremely important so the walking bass line can be improvised with chords added wherever you may be on the fret board.

Go to Why Don’t You Do Right? chords.

4. I Wish

I WishOriginally in the key of Ebm, this song has been transposed up to Em in order to work better on just one acoustic guitar.

The bass line is very prominent in this song and must, therefore, be a big part of the one guitar arrangement. Another big feature is how the chords rhythmically follow the vocal.

Go to I Wish chords.

5. Tenderness

TendernessHuge chords and odd time signatures dominate Tenderness, possibly the most difficult tune the master course has to offer.

The harmonic landscape is so huge in this relatively unknown Paul Simon tune it will take a while to get to grips with every section.

Go to Tenderness chords.

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