The acoustic guitar is one of the most popular instruments around. It’s versatile, low maintenance and sounds great. You don’t need to lug around an amp if you’re just playing for a few friends and it provides enough volume to accompany vocals but not so much that it overshadows them.
I personally love the sound of playing a great acoustic guitar. Everything from the sound to the feel of playing a nice acoustic is satisfying. What’s even more satisfying is learning how to play some great acoustic guitar songs. There are so many amazing acoustic guitar songs out there that it’s hard to narrow down some of the best and I’m sure that I’ve left a few out. Although, in this post, I wanted to put together a list of what I think are some of the best acoustic guitar songs ever created and share them with you.
As you may have already noticed, the table below includes 4 columns:
- The song title (linked to the song on Spotify) and artist
- Tabs from Ultimate-Guitar and Guitar Pro tabs
- A link to a video lesson of how to play each song
- Official guitar tabs
If you prefer to learn a new song by tab, I’d highly recommend using the Guitar Pro tabs whenever available as it can definitely help you get a better feel for the timing of each tab and provide you with more tools to learn songs much faster.
I tried to accommodate various learning styles in this post so whether you prefer to learn from a video lesson, Ultimate-Guitar/Guitar-Pro tabs, or a paperback tab book, the table below has got you covered.
This list is in no particular order so feel free to jump in wherever. Pick a song you like, and start learning how to play it with one of the options provided.
Hopefully, this list of acoustic songs has inspired you to pick up your acoustic and start learning how to play a few. Finding new songs to play can sometimes be challenging so whether you’re just an acoustic guitarist or like to play and sing, this list should have you covered.
If you’re just starting out and want to teach yourself to become a more confident guitarist we’d recommend getting stuck into one of the books mentioned in this article.
Lastly, if you think I may have missed any great acoustic songs in the list above, don’t forget to leave a comment below. Let us know what your favorite acoustic guitar song is!
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