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Included in the acoustic songs section of our song list are song lessons designed to teach you how to play your favorite songs with a single acoustic guitar. While other songs here were written on an acoustic guitar and are intended to be played that way. With artists like Joan Baez, The Allman Brothers, Plain White T's, Jewel, The Beatles and so many more, you'll learn your favorite tunes on acoustic guitar so you can pull them out at your next party or campfire.

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This song features one acoustic guitar that strums the progressions and embellishments throughout. Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song. You’ll need a capo placed on the 1st fret to play along with this tutorial. This song uses open chords, the use of a capo, and dynamics.

Published: 04/11/2024
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There is 1 acoustic guitar that lays down the foundation of the tune with chords and strumming. This song uses barre chords and steady strumming techniques.

Published: 03/22/2024
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The song features two acoustic guitars. Guitar 1 has a capo on the 2nd fret and plays a combination of chord strums, arpeggiation, and ornamental fills. Guitar 2 does not use a capo, and plays leads and fills throughout the song. This song uses a capo, open chords, strumming with a swung eighths groove and adding embellishments, as well as some textbook acoustic licks and fills.

Published: 03/15/2024
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There is no guitar on the original recording, but we’ll add an acoustic guitar into the mix and play the chord progressions with a consistent strum. Any guitar can be used to play along with this tutorial. This song uses open chords, and a steady strumming approach.

Published: 01/18/2024
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A 12 string acoustic guitar was used on the original recording, but any guitar - acoustic or electric can be used to play this song. This song uses barre chords and open chords, chord arpeggiation, and steady strumming approaches.

Published: 11/22/2023
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The song features one acoustic guitar that plays a main riff and strums chord progressions throughout. Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song. You’ll need a capo placed at the 3rd fret to play along with this tutorial. This song uses a capo, single note riffing, open chords, and steady strum approaches.

Published: 07/27/2023
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Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song. Be sure to place a capo at the 2nd fret to play along with this tutorial. This song uses single note melodies with chord strums, a 6/8 groove, and some melodic single note lines.

Published: 06/08/2023
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The song features one acoustic guitar that strums the progressions throughout. Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song. This song uses open chords and barre chords, steady strumming approaches, and dynamics.

Published: 05/18/2023
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This song features one acoustic guitar that strums and arpeggiates the riffs throughout. Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song. This song uses open chords, chord arpeggiation, aggressive strumming, and dynamics.

Published: 04/06/2023
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Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song. Tune your guitar down one whole step to play along with this tutorial. This song uses open chords, descending bass motion, and a boom-chick fingerpicking and strum approach.

Published: 03/23/2023
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This song features one acoustic guitar tuned a full step down from standard tuning. Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song. This song uses open and barre chords, chord arpeggiation, 3/4 time, and dynamics.

Published: 03/16/2023
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There’s no guitar part in the original version of this song, so we’re going to use an acoustic guitar to strum along with the band in a made easy format. We’ll outline the simple chord progression in C major and have fun doing it! We are also including a bonus lesson that shows how to mimic the piano intro riff on guitar. This song uses open chords and barre chords, a simple strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 02/23/2023
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There are 2 acoustic guitars in this song. Guitar 1 strums the chord progressions, while Guitar 2 adds chord arpeggiation and embellishments throughout. Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song, but one with a brighter tone will help cut through the mix a bit better. Also, a capo is needed on the first fret to strum the chord progressions. This song uses open chords, steady strumming approaches, and chord arpeggiation.

Published: 02/10/2023
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This is an acoustic Made Easy version of a 90s pop rock classic. Any guitar, acoustic or electric, is suitable to play this tune. This song uses open chords, a simple strumming approach, and dynamics. Released in 1993 as part of their album "Grave Dancers Union," this song chugged its way into the hearts of millions, becoming an anthem for the lost and the searching. What sets "Runaway Train" apart isn't just its soul-stirring melody or its evocative lyrics; it's the raw, emotional energy that captures the essence of feeling utterly lost. Digging into the Soul Asylum Runaway Train chords, you'll find that the song's musical backbone is both compelling and surprisingly straightforward, making it a go-to for guitarists looking to convey deep emotion without the complexity of intricate finger gymnastics. The Soul Asylum Runaway Train chords and lyrics weave through the track, guiding the listener on a journey through darkness and hope, with a touch of melancholy. For those eager to strum along, finding Soul Asylum Runaway Train chords and lyrics is like discovering a treasure map to the soul of the '90s alternative rock scene. The song's structure offers a gentle yet powerful acoustic experience, perfectly suited for those late-night introspective moments or around-the-campfire sessions. If you're itching to learn how to capture that haunting essence, a Soul Asylum Runaway Train guitar lesson might be your next stop. These lessons often dive deep into the nuances of the song, from mastering the chord progression to nailing the emotive dynamics that give Runaway Train its unforgettable sound. It's not just about playing the notes; it's about conveying the song's spirit, something that Soul Asylum did so effortlessly. Runaway Train became more than just a hit; it turned into a social message, famously accompanied by a music video featuring missing children, some of whom were actually found because of it. This added a layer of profound significance to the song, highlighting the power of music to make a real-world impact. So, whether you're a guitarist looking to learn a new song that speaks to the soul, or a music enthusiast curious about the story behind a '90s classic, Runaway Train chords Soul Asylum offers both a musical and emotional journey. Grab your guitar, hit those chords, and let the story unfold.

Published: 12/22/2022
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This song has one acoustic guitar part, but any guitar is suitable to play it. If you have an electric guitar, just play with a clean tone. This song uses fingerpicking, open chords, higher chord voicings and an open pedal note.

Published: 10/13/2022
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We’ll learn this song in a Made Easy format, with open chords and a simplified strumming pattern. In order to use open chords, we’ll need a capo placed on the 3rd fret. This song uses open chords, a 3/4 feel, a simple strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 08/11/2022
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Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play this tune. The acoustic strums the chord progressions throughout the song. We are also including a bonus lesson that teaches the arpeggiated riff that’s heard in the first verse. A capo is required to play this part. This song uses open and barre chords, a steady strumming pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 07/28/2022
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This tutorial is a made easy version of the iconic Beatles tune arranged for acoustic guitar. This song uses open chords, a simple strum pattern, and dynamics.

Published: 05/19/2022
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We’ve arranged this song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming. If you’re up for a challenge, we’ve also included a bonus lesson to learn how to play the song with a boogie diad approach. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 03/31/2022
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We’ve arranged this classic blues song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming. If you’re up for a challenge, we’ve also included a bonus lesson to learn how to play the song with a boogie diad approach. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 02/10/2022
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David will show you a made easy arrangement on acoustic guitar for this quintessential blues standard. You'll learn to play it with a swing shuffle groove in two different approaches: open chords and boogie diads. This song uses the blues form, swing rhythm, and open chords.

Published: 02/03/2022
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We’ve arranged this song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming. Any acoustic or electric guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, and an 1/8th note triplet swing strumming pattern.

Published: 01/27/2022
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Mike will show you the made easy acoustic part arranged for this classic blues song. If you’re up for a challenge, there is a bonus lesson to learn how to play the song with an 8th note triplet swing rhythm, as well as play the riff melody heard throughout the tune. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 01/20/2022
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Mike has arranged this song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming. If you’re up for a challenge, we’ve also included a bonus lesson to learn how to play the song with an 8th note triplet swing rhythm. This song uses open 7th chords, the 12 bar blues form, dynamics and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 01/03/2022
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Dave will show you the single acoustic guitar part in this classic 60 pop rock song. The part features delicately finger-picked chords, melodies, and bass notes. This song is in the key of E minor and 4/4 time at a tempo of 110 BPM.

Published: 11/12/2021
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“Hey Joe” as made famous by Jimi Hendrix is a 60s rock classic with plenty of raw energy, powered by a simple chord progression. We’ve arranged this song in a made easy format for acoustic guitar with simplified chords and strumming.

Published: 11/04/2021
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Mike will show you the single acoustic guitar layer used in this song. This song uses barre chords, seventh chords, calypso rhythm approaches, muting chords, and single note lines.

Published: 10/14/2021
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David will show you a made easy version of this song using an acoustic guitar. The entire song only uses 3 major chords with an awesome syncopated groove. As a bonus you can also learn the iconic walk up bass note line that kicks in during the chorus. Finally, we'll check out the solo section rhythm and learn how to play those killer choppy, staccato chords.

Published: 09/09/2021
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Mike will show you the 3 acoustic guitar parts in this song. Guitar 1 drives the arrangement by strumming the chord progressions throughout. Guitars 2 and 3 overlap in the solo section for some classically influenced melodies.

Published: 07/08/2021
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Anders will show you how to play this classic tune on an acoustic guitar. The original only had a 12-string acoustic playing during the chorus. Anders will show you how to adapt that part for a regular 6-string acoustic. There's a part that fits with the orchestral part, but can also stand on its own if you ever want to play this song by yourself.

Published: 03/03/2021
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Mike will show you how to adapt this song for acoustic guitar and learn it in a made easy format with simplified chords and strumming. Any acoustic or electric guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. This song uses barre and open chords, dynamics, and a steady strumming pattern.

Published: 10/30/2020
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Dave will show you the 2 guitar parts in this song. Guitar 1 is the iconic finger-picked acoustic part. Guitar 2 is an electric playing atmospheric fills. This song uses delicate finger picking, volume swells, and R&B style fills.

Published: 10/16/2020
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Mike will show you the 2 acoustic guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is adapted from the piano to play the chord progressions throughout. Guitar 2 plays some lead in the solo section as well as the outro. Any acoustic guitar can be used to play this tune. This song uses open and barre chords, double stops, steady strumming approaches, combining chord arpeggiation and single note melodies, and dynamics.

Published: 07/03/2020
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Mike will show you how to play along with this modern pop hit in a made easy format with simplified open and barre chords, straight forward strumming and dynamics.

Published: 11/12/2019
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Mike will show you how any acoustic guitar can be used to play this song. The original recording is in the key of F# (guitar tuned one half step down), but we'll learn the song in the key of G in order to use standard tuning. The song uses odd time signatures, open chords and barre chords, arpeggiated riffing, steady 8th note strumming and dynamics.

Published: 11/07/2019
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Caren will show you the acoustic guitar part that features some interesting challenges in an eccentric form, some unusual timing, played against a sparse backing track.

Published: 08/21/2019
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Mike will show you the acoustic guitar part to this laid back easy rock tune. Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. The tune starts out with a descending series of chords played with a laid back groove. This becomes the verse section. The chorus is the same chord progression played with slightly differently finger picking. There's also a bridge that changes up the progression and builds the arrangement.

Published: 11/21/2018
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Mike will show you this classic rock tune in a Made Easy format with simplified chords and a straight forward strumming pattern. Any guitar, acoustic or electric, can be used to play this song.

Published: 09/02/2018
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Mike will show you this classic rock tune in a Made Easy format with simplified chords and a straight forward strumming pattern. Any guitar, acoustic or electric, can be used to play this song.

Published: 08/31/2018
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Mike will show you the song's 2 acoustic guitar layers. Guitar 1 is the main guitar part that drives the tune with some single note motifs and strong strumming. Guitar 2 adds some higher ornamentations in the intro and reintro sections.

Published: 08/21/2018
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Mike will show you the 2 acoustic guitar layers. Guitar 1 is the main guitar part that drives the tune with fingerpicked arpeggiations and barre chord strums. Guitar 2 plays some exotic sounding licks in the verse sections.

Published: 05/07/2018
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Caren will show you the guitar parts in this singer songwriter hit. The original version of this song has several acoustic guitar fingerpicking layers. We've made a composite version to make it easier to teach, learn & perform with just one guitar. This arrangement is based on a solo guitar performance, but we'll also include the backing band from the original version.

Published: 01/30/2018
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Tom will show you all parts to this folk guitar classic. It's all one solo acoustic guitar with multiple sections: the intro, part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6 and the ending. The song is in the key of E and G and is cut time with a quarter note of approximately 100 BPM, making it effectively 200 BPM.

Published: 11/03/2017
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Tom will show you the single acoustic guitar part in this piece. It is similar in feel to a ragtime piece, with constant alternating bass and lots of syncopation and rhythmic variation.

Published: 08/14/2017
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Caren will show you how to play the guitar parts in this arrangement that uses a capo at the 1st fret. Atmospheric and slow, this is a fine example of how the vibe of a song can be completely changed by the arrangement.

Published: 08/07/2017
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Here Comes the Sun chords and tabs in this lesson will be taught with a capo on an acoustic guitar. Mike will show you how to play the strumming melodies and chords throughout the arrangement. There's straight ahead verse and chorus sections that features a specific picking pattern that make them uniquely identifiable. There's also a bridge that builds the dynamic with a contrasting time signature and arpeggiated feel. Learn all of this with Here Comes the Sun lyrics so you can sing and play at the same time.

Published: 03/16/2017
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Caren will show you this classic singer-songwriter tune with a great fingerpicking pattern & an easy chord progression. This is bare bones, old school folk music; vocals & fingerpicked acoustic guitar. Very simple, mournful & world weary.

Published: 02/21/2017
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Caren will show you the acoustic guitar part in this song that uses open chords as well as barre chords with an upbeat, shuffled strumming pattern.

Published: 02/07/2017
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Mike will show you the 2 guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 is an acoustic guitar that lays down a smooth strumming layer that forms the rhythmic and harmonic foundation of the tune. Guitar 2 is a clean electric guitar that adds some great supporting parts in the way of tasty fills, lead solos, and chord strums.

Published: 11/09/2016
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Mike will show you how to play along with this classic pop ballad with an acoustic guitar part that features: chromatic motion within chords to add dramatic ornamental voice motion, descending bass lines, extended harmony chords and cycle 5 motion.

Published: 10/24/2016
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