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Easy Acoustic Guitar Songs

Discover some easy acoustic guitar songs. The acoustic guitar has a sound that you can’t get from an electric guitar.

You can hear acoustic guitar in many rock songs like The Who’s “Behind Blue Eyes” and The Eagles use them in just about all their songs.

This is one reason why many players use acoustic guitars in the studio.

Many of the acoustics nowadays have transducer pick-ups under the saddle, making them easier to use live instead of using a microphone to amplify them.

Although some players still prefer to mike them than to use the electronic pick-up for tone reasons.

Horse with No Name

Writer – Dewey Bunnell – Group – America

This song was recorded using an odd-ball tuning which we won’t use

These chords will be close enough so you won’t have to retune your guitar

The reason the Dmaj6/9 chord is different from the D6/9 is the Dmaj6/9 has a major 7th in it. The C sharp on the 5th string is the major 7th.

Any time a chord has a major 7th in it. The name of the chord will always have a maj in its name no matter what else is in the chord.

A major 7th is one half step or one fret back from the octave of the root.

Normally you don’t put the major 7th before the root but that’s music theory there’s always exceptions.

The 6 is the open B string and the 9 is the open E string.

This is really one of the easy acoustic guitar songs you will run across.

Here are links for an mp3 download and digital sheet music of this song in case you want to add it to your collection

Horse with No Name

Beginning
Just Chords Em D6/9 Em D6/9 Verse 1 Em D6/9
On the First part of the Jour-ney Em D6/9
I was Look-ing at all the Life Em D6/9
There were Plants and Birds and Rocks and things Em D6/9
There were Sand and hills and Rings Em D6/9
The First thing I met was a Fly with a buzz Em D6/9
And the Sky with no Clouds Em D6/9
The Heat was hot and the Ground was dry Em D6/9
But the Air was full of Sound Chorus 1 Em Dmaj6/9
I've been through the des-ert on a Horse with no name Em Dmaj6/9
It felt Good to be out of the Rain Em Dmaj6/9
In the des-ert you can re-mem-ber your name Em Dmaj6/9
Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain Em Dmaj6/9 Em Dmaj6/9
la la la-la-la-la la la la-la-la-la Verse 2
Same Chords as Verse 1
Chorus 2
Chorus 2 same as chorus 1
Verse 3
Same Chords for Verse 3
Chorus 3
Same as Chorus 1
Repeat and Fade with La la la line

Heart of Gold

Another one of the easy acoustic guitar songs is Neil Youngs Heart of Gold.

This song is fairly easy to play.

Here’s the Chords.

Here are links for the mp3 and sheet music for this easy acoustic guitar song.

Heart of Gold mp3
Neil Young – Heart of Gold Tab (Opens New Window)

Heart of Gold

Written by Neil Young – Harvest Album

 Beginning Em D Em
////// // / Em D Em
////// // / Harmonica Solo 1 - Chords
Em C D G
// // // // Em C D G
// // // // Em C D G
// // // // Em D Em
////// // / Verse 1
Em C D G
I wan-na live I wan-na give Em C D G
I've been a min-er for a Heart of Gold Em C D G
It's these ex-press-ions I nev-er give Em G
that keeps me search-in for a Heart of Gold C C G
And I'm get-tin old / / / / Em G
keeps me search-in for a Heart of Gold C C G
And I'm get-tin old / / / / Harmonica Solo 2 - Chords
Same Chords as Harmonica Solo 1 Verse 2
Same Chords as Verse 1 Harmonica Solo 3 Chords
Same chords as Harmonia solo 1 Ending
Em D Em
Keep me search-in for a Heart of Gold Em D Em
You keep me search-in and I'm grow-ing old Em D Em
Keep me search-in for a Heart of Gold Em G I've been a min-er for a Heart of Gold Just Chords Ending
C             C          G
/  /  /  /    /  /   /   /

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