Acoustic Songs

The acoustic style denotes a broad category of music that is either written for, or more easily played on, the acoustic guitar. This genre is generally characterized by acoustic-friendly techniques, such as fingerpicking and light strumming.

California Dreamin’” by the Mamas and the Papas is a good example of applied acoustic technique, and an apt representation of the acoustic style in general.

You’ll also see the term “acoustic” used to designate an adaptation or arrangement of a song that might not have had a strong acoustic-guitar presence on the original track. For example “Let It Be” by the Beatles and “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal can both be easily arranged in an acoustic style, despite a less distinct acoustic guitar track on the song’s original recordings.

Acoustic Songs

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Lynyrd Skynyrd acoustic Anders Mouridsen
Ed Sheeran acoustic Mike Olekshy
The Beatles acoustic Caren Armstrong
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
The Who acoustic Mike Olekshy
Emerson, Lake & Palmer acoustic Caren Armstrong
Creedence Clearwater Revival acoustic Caren Armstrong
Seal acoustic Caren Armstrong
Soul Asylum acoustic Caren Armstrong
The Beatles acoustic Caren Armstrong
The Beatles acoustic Mike Olekshy
The Who acoustic Mike Olekshy
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
Rihanna acoustic Mike Olekshy
Sam Cooke acoustic Caren Armstrong
Gene Autry acoustic Caren Armstrong
The Beatles acoustic Caren Armstrong
Cat Stevens acoustic Douglas Showalter
George Harrison acoustic Caren Armstrong
John Lennon acoustic Caren Armstrong
The Mamas and the Papas acoustic Henrik Linde
Jewel acoustic Caren Armstrong
Kansas acoustic Douglas Showalter
Minnie Riperton acoustic Mike Olekshy
The Beatles acoustic Caren Armstrong
Creedence Clearwater Revival acoustic Caren Armstrong
The Rolling Stones acoustic Mike Olekshy
Eric Clapton acoustic Douglas Showalter
The Black Crowes acoustic Anders Mouridsen
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Johnny Cash acoustic Caren Armstrong
Pearl Jam acoustic Caren Armstrong
Gary Jules acoustic Caren Armstrong
The Rolling Stones acoustic Mike Olekshy
Plain White T`s acoustic Douglas Showalter
Cat Stevens acoustic Lisa McCormick
Arlo Guthrie acoustic Caren Armstrong
Bonnie Raitt acoustic Caren Armstrong
Sting acoustic Anders Mouridsen
America acoustic Tom Finch
Janis Joplin acoustic Lisa McCormick
The Kingston Trio acoustic Mike Olekshy
America acoustic Caren Armstrong
Peter Frampton acoustic Lisa McCormick
Peter, Paul, and Mary acoustic Henrik Linde
James Taylor acoustic Douglas Showalter
John Lennon acoustic Caren Armstrong
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
Lord Huron acoustic Mike Olekshy
Eagles acoustic Mike Olekshy
Holiday acoustic Caren Armstrong
Seal acoustic Caren Armstrong
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
Extreme acoustic Douglas Showalter
Holiday acoustic Caren Armstrong
The Grateful Dead acoustic Anders Mouridsen
Nirvana acoustic Mike Olekshy
Fleetwood Mac acoustic Mike Olekshy
Bread acoustic Caren Armstrong
Billy Joel acoustic Mike Olekshy
The Doobie Brothers acoustic Tom Finch
Traditional acoustic Lisa McCormick
Joan Baez acoustic Caren Armstrong
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Pearl Jam acoustic Mike Olekshy
Sting acoustic Dave Celentano
The Who acoustic Mike Olekshy
Lisa Loeb acoustic Caren Armstrong
Soul Asylum acoustic Douglas Showalter
The Marvelettes acoustic Caren Armstrong
David Loggins acoustic Douglas Showalter
America acoustic Caren Armstrong
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
The Allman Brothers acoustic Anders Mouridsen
Harry Chapin acoustic Douglas Showalter
Barenaked Ladies acoustic Mike Olekshy
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Marc Cohn acoustic Douglas Showalter
Bread acoustic Mike Olekshy
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Fleetwood Mac acoustic Mike Olekshy
Train acoustic Michael Elsner
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
Jim Croce acoustic Lisa McCormick
Mildred and Patty Hill acoustic Lisa McCormick
Cat Stevens acoustic Douglas Showalter
Dave Van Ronk acoustic Caren Armstrong
Jimmy Buffett acoustic Henrik Linde
Billy Joel acoustic Douglas Showalter
Death Cab for Cutie acoustic Douglas Showalter
Elvis Presley acoustic Henrik Linde
Smokey Robinson acoustic Caren Armstrong
America acoustic Mike Olekshy
Love acoustic Mike Olekshy
Traditional acoustic Lisa McCormick
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
The Byrds acoustic Caren Armstrong
John Hiatt acoustic Caren Armstrong
Linda Ronstadt acoustic Caren Armstrong
John Fahey acoustic Tom Finch
Eddie Vedder acoustic Douglas Showalter
Extreme acoustic Michael Elsner
Harry Nilsson acoustic Mike Olekshy
Arlo Guthrie acoustic Caren Armstrong
Traditional acoustic Lisa McCormick
Sam Cooke acoustic Caren Armstrong
Norah Jones acoustic Douglas Showalter
Jonathan Edwards acoustic Mike Olekshy
Donovan acoustic Mike Olekshy
Hot Tuna acoustic Caren Armstrong
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
Indigo Girls acoustic Lisa McCormick
Janis Ian acoustic Lisa McCormick
Jewel acoustic Caren Armstrong
KT Tunstall acoustic Douglas Showalter
Sam Cooke acoustic Caren Armstrong
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Arlo Guthrie acoustic Caren Armstrong
John Fahey acoustic Tom Finch
Heart acoustic Douglas Showalter
Jewel acoustic Caren Armstrong
Bobbie Gentry acoustic Sharon Aguilar
John Hiatt acoustic Douglas Showalter
John Lennon acoustic Mike Olekshy
Elvis Presley acoustic Mike Olekshy
Holiday acoustic Lisa McCormick
Edwin McCain acoustic Michael Elsner
The Temptations acoustic Caren Armstrong
Ryan Adams acoustic Mike Olekshy
Godsmack acoustic Mike Olekshy
Donovan acoustic Douglas Showalter
Jimmy Buffett acoustic Barrett Tagliarino
Whitney Houston acoustic Mike Olekshy
Richie Havens acoustic Douglas Showalter
Saigon Kick acoustic Douglas Showalter
Indigo Girls acoustic Lisa McCormick
Lisa McCormick acoustic Lisa McCormick