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There are thousands of interesting songs to play on the acoustic guitar, but there were collected 10 of them in this article classified from oldest to most recent.

Black Bird – The Beatles

This song is interesting for working on the arpeggios on the fingers, as well as the nesting of a melody and a bass line in the middle of the chords.

Hotel California – Eagles

Originally, this song contains many guitar parts, both electric and acoustic, but it is possible to focus on the arpeggios of the main guitar.

Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door – Bob Dylan

There is a good reason why this song is played at every family reunion or with friends. In addition to its notoriety, it is super simple to play.

House of the Rising Sun – The Animals

Another simple classic to learn and with which you will delight all your friends.

Losing My Religion – REM

Nothing technically very exotic in this song, but several standard chords to follow in a fluid and dynamic way. The rhythm is fairly simple, but the tempo being high, the difficulty will be to keep the game flexible and natural by playing it at the speed of the original.

Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton

The Unplugged album version of this song is really interesting to play on the acoustic guitar.
This song is a model that demonstrates that with simplified chord positions we can obtain a rather rich and very interesting musical rendering.

Rhythm Is Love – Keziah Jones

This song perfectly illustrates what you can do rhythmically from chord positions that don’t vary much.

But the fact of using a fairly rich rhythm interspersed with ghost notes makes it possible to obtain a percussive and very dynamic rendering.

Good People – Jack Johnson

This song has melodies with strings nested in the middle of chords, all chained in a very rhythmic way.

Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

This song is easy to learn as long as you take the time to work a little every day, but it’s worth it.

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

This song uses only crossed chords and the right-hand plays a rhythm with the pick. The difficulty will lie in the positioning of the chords and in the nuances to be brought to the intensity of the rhythm.

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