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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?

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2011-06-14 14:39:08

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

choice.

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

or Joey.

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.


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