Acoustic Songs

The acoustic style denotes a broad category of music that is either written for, or more easily played on, the acoustic guitar. This genre is generally characterized by acoustic-friendly techniques, such as fingerpicking and light strumming.

California Dreamin’” by the Mamas and the Papas is a good example of applied acoustic technique, and an apt representation of the acoustic style in general.

You’ll also see the term “acoustic” used to designate an adaptation or arrangement of a song that might not have had a strong acoustic-guitar presence on the original track. For example “Let It Be” by the Beatles and “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal can both be easily arranged in an acoustic style, despite a less distinct acoustic guitar track on the song’s original recordings.

Acoustic Songs

info title artist style published instructor
Sia acoustic 12 Nov 2019 Mike Olekshy
Welcome Home
Radical Face
Radical Face acoustic 7 Nov 2019 Mike Olekshy
Lady Gaga acoustic 25 Oct 2019 Mike Olekshy
Imagination
Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes acoustic 11 Sep 2019 Mike Olekshy
A Little Too Much
Shawn Mendes
Shawn Mendes acoustic 27 Aug 2019 Mike Olekshy
All Of Me
John Legend
John Legend acoustic 24 Aug 2019 Mike Olekshy
Jolene
Ray Lamontagne
Ray Lamontagne acoustic 21 Aug 2019 Caren Armstrong
R.E.M. acoustic 8 Mar 2019 Caren Armstrong
Elton John acoustic 25 Feb 2019 Mike Olekshy
Anticipation
Carly Simon
Carly Simon acoustic 31 Jan 2019 Dave Celentano
John Hiatt acoustic 22 Jan 2019 Caren Armstrong
R.E.M. acoustic 26 Dec 2018 Caren Armstrong
Lovin’ You
Minnie Riperton
Minnie Riperton acoustic 21 Nov 2018 Mike Olekshy
Lucky Man (Made Easy)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer acoustic 4 Oct 2018 Caren Armstrong
The Who acoustic 2 Sep 2018 Mike Olekshy
The Who acoustic 31 Aug 2018 Mike Olekshy
The Who acoustic 24 Aug 2018 Mike Olekshy
Lemon Tree
The Kingston Trio
The Kingston Trio acoustic 21 Aug 2018 Mike Olekshy
Rihanna acoustic 7 Aug 2018 Mike Olekshy
Lord Huron acoustic 6 Aug 2018 Mike Olekshy