This is the perfect songbook for acoustic guitarists! It features 50 great songs by artists such as The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Sting, Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Elliott Smith and Tom Waits, all presented with playing tips and tutorials.
Designed to accompany the JustinGuitar Intermediate Method, this book gives you loads of songs which you’ll love to learn and play, and which will improve your playing as you work through them.
The book’s unique progressive structure divides the songs into four sections:
- 15 Beginner Songs which mainly use chords covered in the JustinGuitar Beginner’s Course; ideal for players who have been studying on the course or who want to consolidate their knowledge of open chords and strumming, e.g., ‘The Man In Black’ by Johnny Cash.
- 15 Intermediate Songs introducing barre chords and more complex strumming, e.g., ‘Ho Hey’ by The Lumineers. Perfect for the improving player.
- 15 Intermediate ‘Plus’ Songs which include more difficult chords, strumming, riffs and fingerpicking techniques, e.g., ‘Shape Of My Heart’ by Sting. The next level!
- 5 fully tabbed out note-for-note transcriptions including Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears In Heaven’ and ‘More Than Words’ by Extreme. Pro-level songs to work your way up to!
All the songs feature full lyrics and chords, with a written lesson and playing advice. Chord boxes, strumming/fingerpicking patterns and sections of TAB are used as necessary to show specific detail. There’s even a handy chord library to show basic open chords and barre chord grips.
Many songs in the book are supported by a free-to-access video tutorials on JustinGuitar.com, so there’s everything you need to learn the songs and develop your acoustic guitar skills. This might just be the greatest acoustic songbook ever published!
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Complete Song List:
Babylon - David Gray
The Boxer - Simon & Garfunkel
Come Back To Me - Kelli Scarr
Don't Panic - Coldplay
Faraway Voice - Katie Melua
Hold On - Tom Waits
I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab For Cutie
The Man In Black - Johnny Cash
Rocky Racoon - The Beatles
Say Yes - Elliott Smith
Talkin' ‘Bout a Revolution - Tracy Chapman
These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra
Trouble - Ray LaMontagne
Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key - Billy Bragg / Wilco
Won't Give In - Finn Bros.
Between The Bars - Elliott Smith
Bird On The Wire - Leonard Cohen
Black Horse and Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Distant Sun - Crowded House
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Here There and Everywhere - Beatles
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
It Don't Matter -Donovan Frankenreiter
Sail Away - David Gray
Saint Simon - The Shins
Those Dancing Days Are Gone - Carla Bruni
Traffic in the Sky - Jack Johnson
Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Nirvana
Why Does It Always Rain On Me - Travis
Wild Wood - Paul Weller
Intermediate Plus Songs
Crash Into Me - Dave Matthews Band
Father And Son - Cat Stevens
Layla (Unplugged version) - Eric Clapton
Lego House - Ed Sheeran
Looking for the Heart Of Saturday Night - Tom Waits
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Rose Parade - Elliott Smith
Rotterdam - Beautiful South
Shape Of My Heart - Sting
Strong Enough - Sheryl Crow
Taylor - Jack Johnson
The Cave - Mumford And Sons
The Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana
Yellow - Coldplay
Your Revolution Is A Joke - Funeral For A Friend
Full TAB Songs
Blackbird - The Beatles
Tears In The Rain - Joe Satriani
More Than Words - Extreme
Spanish Ballad - Traditional
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Justinguitar Acoustic Songbook
by Justin Sandercoe
Published 2012 by Wise Publications.