What songs can you sing on your own with a guitar after recently discovering I can sing wish to sing with my guitar electric or acoustic which ones could i effectively do?
You can mostly sing any song you want, but make sure you mix it
up enough to make it your own. Otherwise you've essentially turned
into a cover artist. Some songs will have a less than spectacular
transition to a man(or woman) and guitar setting, so be careful of
If you are looking for some suggestions:
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel -- Pretty
much the easiest song in the world to play, it has only 4 chords: G
Em C D and sounds perfectly fine with no music apart from the
guitar and vocal line.
Joey - Concrete Blonde -- Actually the same chords as Aeroplane,
this one is a little more difficult to sing, but if you master the
chords and general rhythm/structure, it should become second nature
so you can focus on singing.
El Scorcho - Weezer -- Easy to sing, easy to play, if you change
the arpeggios in the chorus to power chords its even easier and
sounds fine with just those.
House of the Rising Sun - The Animals -- Very easy to sing and
if you change the ascending strum patterns into chords by simply
playing all of the notes together it becomes as easy as Aeroplane
If You're Into It - Flight of the Concords -- If you want to go
for funny, this has a very simple vocal line and alternates between
2 chords, C and Am.
Virtually, any Johnny Cash or Bob Dylan song is relatively
simple guitar chords and easy melodies.
If you're feeling bold you could try some later Clapton, such as
Tears In Heaven which is more difficult on guitar but still very
easy to sing.