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09-25-2013, 11:20 AM
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Acoustic covers of songs

Hey folks, picked up the acoustic guitar recently, and I'm looking to branch out from a lot of what I've been playing- I enjoy a pretty good variety of music, but finding that I really have a lot of fun playing rock songs on the acoustic, and Im curious if there's any particularly good covers out there that anyone has heard, or has a song that you've always thought would sound good on acoustic.

Here's examples of what I've done so far:

Jason Mraz
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Times Like These - Foo Fighters
Let It Die - Foo Fighters
Bent- Matchbox Twenty
Sorrow- Bad Religion
Cease- BadReligion
Maroon 5
Drive - Incubus
All Apologies - Nirvana
Heart Shaped Box - Nirvana
Smells like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
betterman - pearl jam
Fix You - Offspring
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Kiss Me Im ****faced - drop kick murpys
Otherside- RHCP
Scar Tissue - RHCP
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Hey There Delilah
Get Lucky - Daft Punk

Any recommendations or tips for tunes to check out are welcome

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Look up Queensryche unplugged. Its some of their Catalog done in an acoustic fashion. Songs like The Killing Words, The Lady Wore Black, Silent Lucidity, Scarborough Fair, I Will Remember, etc.

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Here is some great acoustic songs to cover:

"Laugh n a half" - DAD
The song is made up of like 3 accords, and its very good.


"Love Song" - Tesla
Some parts can be tricky, but the intro is very fun to play!


"Superfantastic" - Mr Big


Also see, "To be with you" and "Where are they now".

"Melodies of life" - Uematsu
Just listen... dem melodies.


"When the children cries" - White Lion


"Save me" - Edguy


Also:
The offspring - Dirty Magic
Rise Against - Heroes of war
Kansas - Dust in the wind

There you go!

As for non acoustic songs to cover... well, just check up unplugged shows on youtube.

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always enjoyed this version of Hey-ya


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A fun thing I like to do is rather than just "cover" songs, it's to more along the lines of "re-imagine" it. Play around with the melody line, make some drastic but heartfelt changes, work other songs in, that kind of thing.

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I always enjoy hearing Johnny Cash cover "Hurt" from Nine Inch Nails.

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Chris Cornell - Thank You. Love this cover so much!!!

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This guy does a pretty good cover of Say it ain't so by Weezer






I have lots more acoustic stuff I found on youtube but won't post them all here. PM me if you are interested.

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A fun thing I like to do is rather than just "cover" songs, it's to more along the lines of "re-imagine" it. Play around with the melody line, make some drastic but heartfelt changes, work other songs in, that kind of thing.
Not *quite* to this point yet on guitar- though I do this a lot on piano...so I know what you mean. Right now my extent of modification tends to be finger picking through the chord progression, maybe tossing in a grace note or an accidental where it sounds good, but nothing like key changes or outright inventing my own melodies yet.

Thanks for the tips folks- also Im familiar with uematsu's work on piano , but never considered his music for guitar- something I'll definitely be looking into.

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https://soundcloud.com/wilsenmusic/w...n-grimes-cover

not a fan of the original but this is just amazing

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"Love Song" - Tesla
Some parts can be tricky, but the intro is very fun to play!

Playing this on acoustic was huge panty remover back in the day. And the guitar solo was one of the first proper rock solos I actually learned how to play. Still remember it and I stopped playing almost 10 years ago and the song is 20+ years old. Just stuck in my head unlike 95% of the other stuff I learned.


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These are some of my favourite Tool acoustic covers. Not sure how hard it would be to pick and play, but if you're looking for something moderately challenging, then perhaps this could fit the bill.






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wait so if i understand correctly, you used to primarily play electric but have switched over to acoustic (or at least started splitting playing time)?

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Probably not what youre exactly looking for, but this is cool.


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I tend to find a lot of the acoustic covers I hear at bars, street corners, etc. sound extremely *******. If I can give any advice, give it your own flare and don't make it cookie cutter like everyone else I hear. Jack Johnson is not the only guy to pick up an acoustic.

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wait so if i understand correctly, you used to primarily play electric but have switched over to acoustic (or at least started splitting playing time)?
Im actually a piano player primarily, it always come very naturally and very easily to me, but back when I was an angsty teenager I attempted to pick up the electric guitar. It didn't go very well, I had a really hard time forming chords for some reason, and so while I could do some cool lead and solo type parts I never could really play songs, and ended up playing bass for a few years.

About 4 months ago I kind of hit a block playing the piano- not sure what that's about but I just stopped feeling it, and found my sister's dusty old acoustic guitar and started playing around. For some reason now, guitar is coming to me like piano usually does- no problem with chords anymore, and it's nice that I can just look up some tabs to a song I know, and just run with it.


Also, not really planning on performing for anyone, I usually just play for my own enjoyment.

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Not so much an acoustic cover....but no doubt one of the sexiest drum covers out there:





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This cover is ummmmm...



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This cover is ummmmm...


Yes, Jess Greenberg is... fun, lets go with fun to watch!

I like her Get Lucky cover.

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That's pretty damn good. Favourited.

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**** it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yabgCD-AQ4

Awesome Simple Man cover by Shinedown.

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