John Denver


#1

around before my time… :frowning:
Just watched a movie about his life on Lifetime and listening to his music i realized what a great songwiter he was. checking out some of his tabs now and playing this stuff sounds great too.
Here’s is some songs worth checking out, especially for finger picking an acoustic:

Annie’s Song
Country Roads


#2

Another great in the acoustic vein is Jim Croce.

One helluva song writer!


#3

Wow, good call. I am actually compiling a folder of acoustic favourites atm :slight_smile: lemmie know if you got any more like this :smiley:


#4

Will you be willing to share those accoustic favorites? :sunglasses:


#5

Gordon Lightfoot


#6

Denver was cool as well as Croce.
Denver along with Zappa and Dee Sneider were the main spokespersons for free speech during that witch hunt a few years ago headed up by Tipper Gore. Everyone expected Zappa and Schneider to be against their shenanigans but when Denver walked into congress to testify the whole place stopped and listened.
BTW,
Great music as well.
You might want to check out Woodie Guthrie’s stuff as well. Old stuff but still powerful. That is if this thread is about FOLK acoustic.
It it’s about country, Blues, etc… The list could even grow larger…


#7

All of that is great stuff.

All of which I want to learn to play one day.

I would also include the following into the old Country/Folk mix.

Roy Acuff
The Carter Family
Merle Travis
Bill Monroe
Bob Wills
Chet Atkins
Ernest Tubb
Eddy Arnold
Jimmie Rodgers
G.B Grayson Henry Whitter
Tex Ritter
Spade Cooley
Floyd Tillman
Ted Daffan
Tennessee Ernie Ford

and many many others… All they literally built the country style of music you can easily hear the folk style that was the basis of their music.

Laughs I could easily get into this subject. :slight_smile:

Wolfgrim


#8

Definately, I will edit this as i find more, and can supply the tab on request.

[b]Super Easy Songs[/b]

Pink Floyd - Comftably Numb
Pink Floyd - Wish you were Here
Poison - Every Rose has its Thorn
Skid Row - I Remember You
3 Doors Down - Here without you
Crosby Stills Nash - Southern Cross
Eagles - Lyin Eyes
Eagles - Best of my Love
Incubus - Drive
The Who - Behind Blue Eyes
Queensryche - Silent Lucidity, I will remember
Overkill - Years of Decay
Great white - save your love
Mr big - to be with you
Yngwie - Memories
Green Day - wake me when semptember ends
Green Day - Good Riddance (time of your life )
Guns and Roses - Patience
Faster Pussycat - House of Pain
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Ozzy - Goodbye to Romance
Tesla - Love Song
Black Sabbath - Laguna Sunrise
Jewel - You were meant for me
Kinks - Lola
Ozzy/Lita - Close me eyes forever
Red Hot Chili peppers - road trippin
R.E.M - Drive, Everybody Hurts
Bob Segar - Night moves, Against the Wind
Neil Young - Heart of Gold
Air Supply - Chances, Lost in Love, All out of Love
Saigon Kick - Love is on the Way
Lisa Loeb - Stay
Cat Stevens - Wild World
John Lennnon - happy xmas (war is over)
Janes Addiction - Jane Says
Patty Smith/Don Henley - Sometimes Love Just Aint Enough
Collective Soul - The World i Know, December
ColdPlay - Yellow
Bob Dylan - Knocking on Heaven’s Door
Oasis - Wonderwall
Alanis Morisette - Ironic
Tom Petty - Free Fallin
Simon and Garfunkel - Homeward Bound, Sound of Silence, the Boxer
Slaughter - Fly to the Angels
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Warrant - Heaven
Fuel - Bad Day, Hemorrage
Firehouse - Love of a Lifetime

[b]Fun to Play   _moderate challenge_[/b]

Mason Williams - Classical Gas
Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven
Chet Atkins - Mr Bojangles
Chet Atkins - The entertainer
Beatles - Blackbird
Beatles - Here comes the sun
Beatles - Julia
Jim Croce - I’ll Have to say I love you in a Song
Jim Croce - Operator( that’s not the way it Feels)
Jim Croce - Time in a Bottle
Crosby Stills Nash - Helplessly Hoping
John Denver - Darcy Farrow
John Denver - Leaving on a Jet Plane
James Taylor - Fire and Rain
James Taylor - Mexico
James Taylor - September Grass
Eagles - Desperado
Eagles - Hotel of California
Kansas - Dust in the Wind
Opeth - Benighted
White Lion - When the Children Cry
Pink Floyd - Hey You
Rush - the Trees
Rolling Stones - Angie
Scorpions - Holiday
Randy Rhoads - Dee
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge
Van Halen - Big Bad Bill
Triumph - Petite Etude
Led zeppelin - Babe I’m gonna Leave you
Led Zeppelin - Over the Hills
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
Woodie Guthrie - This land is Your land
Dissection - Into Infinite Obscurity
In Flames - Acoustic Medley
Dan Fogelberg - The Leader of the Band
Don Mclean - Vincent, Circus Song, And i Love You, American Pie
Harry Chapin - Cats in the cradle
Jeff Beck - Greensleeves
Blind Faith - Can’t Find my way Home
Extreme - More than Words

[b]Advanced[/b]

classical - Bach, beethoven almost all their stuff is transrcibed
Leo Kottke - Stealing
Leo Kottke - The fisherman
Leo Kottke - the last steam engine train
Leo Kottke - Taxco Steps
Ferdinando Carulli - Adantino
Django Rheinhardt - Les Yeux Noirs
Ferdinando Carulli - Romanza
Fernado Sor- Estudio 2
Van Halen - Spanish Fly
Isaac Albeniz - Asturias
the Doors - Spanish Caravan
Dionisio Aguado - Minuet, Rondo

[b]Funky Tuning[/b]

Triumph - Midsummer’s Daydream
Led Zeppelin - Black Mountain Side
Led Zeppelin - Bron Y Aur
CSNY - 4+20
CSNY - Suite Judy Blue Eyes
Black Crowes - She Talks to Angels
John Melloncamp - Pink Houses


#9

I forgot all about faster pussycat


#10

Thanks for the suggestions, i can see i am gonna be busy for a while :slight_smile:


#11

For acoustic fun lets not forget Tenacious D!


#12

Like I said.
This thread could go on a long time… :slight_smile:


#13

This is a song for the ladies…

The D rocks hardcore!!!


#14

“Dio has rocked… For a long long time…”

“This is not, the greatest song in the world, this is just a tribute!”


#15

I get an error when trying to load up “fuck her Gently” … :frowning:


#16

I get an error when trying to load up “fuck her Gently” … :([/quote]

Did you try to ball her discreetly?


#17

[quote=“Wolfgrim, post:7, topic:484”]All of that is great stuff.

All of which I want to learn to play one day.

I would also include the following into the old Country/Folk mix.

Roy Acuff
The Carter Family
Merle Travis
Bill Monroe
Bob Wills
Chet Atkins
Ernest Tubb
Eddy Arnold
Jimmie Rodgers
G.B Grayson Henry Whitter
Tex Ritter
Spade Cooley
Floyd Tillman
Ted Daffan
Tennessee Ernie Ford

and many many others… All they literally built the country style of music you can easily hear the folk style that was the basis of their music.

Laughs I could easily get into this subject. :slight_smile:

Wolfgrim[/quote]

heh heh, i always pictured you as a young kid…


#18

Me too. A mid twenties guy


#19

Hey Wolfie,
Don’t forget the father of C&W.
Jimmy Rogers
"The yodelling brakemen"
Great stuff.
“T for Texas”
“In the jailhouse now”
“Muleskinners Blues”

Geez he was great.
Way before my time but his recordings live on…

And the father of the Blues as well
Robert Johnson…
“Sweet Home Chicago”
“Terraplane Blues”

Both just great Acoustic style players and stylists.


#20

Laughs,

young at heart guys especially with music. I looking to break the 40’s mark next year.

But I have a FIRM belief that you have to know where you came from to know where you are going to. So even though my focus is country, country western, folk, bluegrass, that doesn’t mean I don’t listen to other material and enjoy and learn from it as well.

There are tons of great old rock tunes that I enjoy just as much particular the 50’s be bop stuff. I will listen to blues, jazz, christian, classical as well.

I have only 3 requirements for music.

***I have to understand the words, so I can understand what the songwriter is trying to say with his song.

***I have to be able to hear the melody and music that goes with the song. Many new artist use too much distoration or use a dirty distoration that colors the notes beyond recognition.

***The song should make a point or tell a story. But this does not mean a song must have a singer. Many songs tell a story or create a image just based upon their music alone.

Within those 3 rule sets anything pretty much goes not matter which genre the music might be classed in.