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I was wandering id there are other guitar players out there that might have some good songs to share? Songs that could be song by guest and not too dificult to play on the guitar, using basic cording like
E,A,D,G,F,C and minors as well.
I know the Buffet list and some eagles.
Some suggestions would be great. Maybe some reels?

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Silly question, arguably the best "nautical" classic rock song you can play, and stupid easy to play as well.
CSNY - "Southern Cross"
Southern Cross Chords by Crosby Stills And Nash @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com

Buffet = Nautical wheelers (used to sing this one to my daughter for late night bottle duty, my voice stinks, but she wasn't real critical at that age either). Nautical Wheelers Chords by Jimmy Buffett @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com I love it, cause it's a waltz, just something about a waltz.

Eagles = great do share.
 

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Gee...so many it's hard to call 'em up from memory.
Mebbe lookup Gordon Lightfoot's "Ghosts of Cape Horn" or "Christian Island"?
So many others, it's hard ta get a grip on any, right off the top...'cept CSN's "Southern Cross".
I never found Buffet's tunes easy ta replicate solo ?! So's I started penning my own ditties :)
Looks like some in-depth research is on order.;)_
 

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Leo Kottke's "Sailor's Grave On the Prairie". One of his easiest and fun to play, but it is in the open G tuning and uses a slide...oh well, scratch that one. Leo's arrangement of "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" is also fun and relatively easy (relative to "Jack Fig", Airproofing, and others).

God gave us solo fingerstyle artists to emulate for those of us who should refrane from singing... :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSd6kIqExUQ
 

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Buffett tunes are easy - just 3 or 4 chords at most. Very few minors, mostly a C, F, G progression. His list of songs, though is massive - probably 300 to 400 at least.

Gary :cool:
 

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I like playing many of Buffet's songs and others... I like Jack Johnson's style of music and it's tropical/Caribbean styles...

Jack Johnson- The Horizon has been defeated

David Gray - Sail Away

These songs are great when I'm with friends... I keep my Cordoba guitar at all times with me... take it out at any time and play... even in the office! :cool:

Gary you play piano and so do I, do you also play the guitar too?
 

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May I suggest a couple of songs by Stan Rogers. "Barratt's Privateers" requires no instrumentation and is great to have people sing along too, as is "Northwest Passage".
"The Wreck of the Genie C." is another fantastic song about a boat.
 

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I like Leaving of Liverpool, by the Dubliners. It's easy and has a catchy tune. I find a lot of Irish songs easy and fun to play/sing.
 

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"Bluenose" is another great Stan Rogers song....though, as my guitar instructor quit after 6 months and suggested I take up something else...like photography, I can't attest to it's eas on the 6-string.
 

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Guitar Guy, until about 10 years ago I was a guitar performer in the local bars, VFWs, American Legions, etc..., but now I'm strictly an arranger keyboard guy - no more guitars for me - sold all three of them.

Here's a new song for you to try, actually very old song, but I just recorded it this evening.

https://app.box.com/s/lfr6qz3pi42m1wejbkqp

Cheers,

Gary :cool:
 

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Guitar Guy, until about 10 years ago I was a guitar performer in the local bars, VFWs, American Legions, etc..., but now I'm strictly an arranger keyboard guy - no more guitars for me - sold all three of them.

Here's a new song for you to try, actually very old song, but I just recorded it this evening.

https://app.box.com/s/lfr6qz3pi42m1wejbkqp

Cheers,

Gary :cool:
Gary... sounds great, you have that cool man Luke voice... I'm sure you knock out the ladies...

My style of playing is a little more formal if not romantic and the people in restaurants love it when I play the piano at our favorite restaurant and of course it's playing for my lovely wife.

http://home.earthlink.net/~nrios/My Piano and Guitar Music/Apaga La Luz.mp3

And here is a practice piece on the guitar, as I mentioned earlier it's more classical type pieces... this one being a familiar Carcassi piece you've heard in movies.

http://home.earthlink.net/~nrios/My Piano and Guitar Music/Practice piece.mp3
 
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