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

info title artist style published instructor
John Fahey acoustic 3 Nov 2017 Tom Finch
John Fahey acoustic 14 Aug 2017 Tom Finch
Gary Jules acoustic 7 Aug 2017 Caren Armstrong
The Beatles acoustic 16 Mar 2017 Mike Olekshy
Creedence Clearwater Revival acoustic 16 Mar 2017 Caren Armstrong
Creedence Clearwater Revival acoustic 16 Mar 2017 Caren Armstrong
George Harrison acoustic 23 Feb 2017 Caren Armstrong
Dave Van Ronk acoustic 21 Feb 2017 Caren Armstrong
America acoustic 7 Feb 2017 Caren Armstrong
Pearl Jam acoustic 10 Jan 2017 Caren Armstrong
Holiday acoustic 29 Dec 2016 Lisa McCormick
Holiday acoustic 22 Dec 2016 Lisa McCormick
Holiday acoustic 5 Dec 2016 Lisa McCormick
Fleetwood Mac acoustic 2 Dec 2016 Mike Olekshy
America acoustic 30 Nov 2016 Mike Olekshy
Bread acoustic 9 Nov 2016 Mike Olekshy
Whitney Houston acoustic 24 Oct 2016 Mike Olekshy
Sting acoustic 13 Oct 2016 Dave Celentano
Jonathan Edwards acoustic 27 Sep 2016 Mike Olekshy
Eagles acoustic 3 Aug 2016 Mike Olekshy