TOP 5 SONGS TO KNOW FOR AN ACOUSTIC GATHERING

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    • #2165
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      Thought this might spark some on going dialogue.   I had a potential buyer for one of my guitars over a few days back.

      As we we were discussing preferences on acoustic music styles the band Traffic came up and boom off we both went on playing Wasted and I cant find my way home, Blind Faith.    Been there maybe once in life haha..  Anyhow both of us are in our 60’s so 60’S folk to rock tunes were of strong interest for both of us.

      For fun I thought it could be an enjoyable thread to start listing tunes that might be required for a player’s in the round/square ,triangle what ever for whenever we should all gather again for SCGC celebration.

      Maybe 3-5 tunes with basic chord progressions could help us all to be on the same page.

      One of my favorites has been the Bands “The Weight” in the key of A,    A-C#m-D-A  as played on The Last Waltz.

       

      Lets here/see your suggestions

    • #2176
      haasome
      Participant

      We also go off on The Weight using same progression you mentioned above — and we do some great (and awful ) things to that song. The other night we got into a groove playing Deportee, Hobos Lullaby,  Mr Bojangles (Jerry Jeff version), and Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright. Kind of a kumbaya time for all.


      – Paul –

    • #2182
      Old 97
      Participant

      Friend of the Devil and Ripple are pretty popular these days.

      Angeline the Baker two chords for jamming. I learned it from Daniel Nestlerode.

      Deep Ellum Blues. Deep River Blues. Hey Joe.

    • #2191
      Hank
      Participant

      Had my insurance agent over on friday. Played these
      Friend Of The Devil
      Blackbird…beatles
      Greenback Dollar
      The Weight…In G, Bm, C.D
      The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #2221
      Hank
      Participant

      Sooo…. Dee leaned over my shoulder and looked at what I had posted……
      She said you forgot the “BEST”….Blue Sky- and A Pirate Looks At Forty….she is right !!!!!!!!!!!!


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #2222
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      Willie Blue Sky?    A good Waylon song always perks some attention as well.    Momma  don’t let your baby’s grow up to be Cowboy’s /Cowgirl,s

      • #2223
        Hank
        Participant

        Not Willie….Allman Brothers


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

      • #2224
        Chrisakadigdog
        Participant

        What chord progression due you use for Bluesky?

      • #2225
        Hank
        Participant

        E,B,A,E= VERSE
        B,A,E,A,F#m = Chorus
        E,A,E,A,E,B,C#,A5= riff after 1st/2nd Chorus


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

      • #2229
        Hank
        Participant

        By the way……Who here can play the Dickey Betts lead on this ?
        When I worked at Squaw Valley about 1973 we used to put batteries and a tape deck in our backpacks connect some earphones and run KT-22 nonstop to this song as we cleared the mountain at the end of a day…….”But , I was much younger then, and I’m older than that now. “


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #2228
      Daniel
      Participant

      Every country/culture seems to have a different word for jam or a different way to jam if that use that word.

      In the UK, a participatory event is called a “session,” but it’s not really a jam.  More of a song circle, and if you play along, you sort of need to arrange that with the person singing before the song starts.

      A jam here in les-Hauts-de-France is an amplified event (Rock being KING in this neck o’ the woods –not sure about other parts of France).  It starts with a short set from a band and then people in the room are encouraged to get up 2 or 3 at time and play a few numbers before relinquishing their spot to someone else.  You Do Not bring your own amp.  You can bring your own instrument or borrow one from the organiser, a guy who has carried in and set up the PA, a drum kit, a decent keyboard, a bass, an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar, and all the required sound reinforcement along with a few lights.

      (I learned all of this the hard way and speaking very little French. 😉 )

      Claudine and I have hosted house concerts in England, and done one in France so far.  At these I usually lead a more American version of a jam afterward.  I find three chords songs indispensable:
      Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
      Helpless
      Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
      You Ain’t Going Nowhere

      But my guitar player, Julien, is a huge Neil Young fan.  So we end up playing
      Powerderfinger
      Down by the River
      Old Man
      Harvest Moon
      …etc, etc…

       

      🙂

      Daniel


    • #2230
      Hank
      Participant

      A bunch of good songs suggested here…Hope I can make the party.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #2233
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      Daniel I’d think Cinnamon Girl, acoustic or electric would fit nicely.    Three chord songs , nice and easy. YEAH

    • #2235
      Daniel
      Participant

      Y’all are welcome any time you’re in France.  We’re a little over an hour from Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris.  🙂

      Daniel


    • #2240
      Old 97
      Participant

      I’m working on it.

    • #2254
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      We need some more song and chord progression suggestions

    • #2255
      indexless
      Keymaster

      How ’bout electric gathering?

    • #2256
      Hank
      Participant

      When did SCGC build volt eaters ?
      St. James Infirmary…. Am,E7th/E, Am, E7th/E, Dm, E/E7th, Am, F, E7th, Am.
      The way Ramblin Jack Elliott and Dave Van Ronk Did It….WITH FEELING..
      ” Can’t You See”….D,C9th, G…..WITH FEELING..
      “Born On The Bayou” C7th (5th fret), D(5th Fret), A (5th Fret)….With Feeling)
      ……………Y’ALL………….


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

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      • #2262
        Chrisakadigdog
        Participant

        A couple of our very own Bay Area troubadours,  Jack n John.  Good stuff

    • #2259
      indexless
      Keymaster

      That’s funny…..I thought all were welcome 🙂

      • #2261
        Hank
        Participant

        Mate… Just a question…not a rejection.


        1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
        2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
        2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
        2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
        2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
        2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
        2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
        Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
        The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #2260
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      Acoustic/electric lady land band@@?

    • #2263
      Daniel
      Participant

      Tear My Stillhouse Down, Gillian Welch

      Just Call Me Lonesome, Radney Foster

      Old Silver, Radney Foster

      Up on Cripple Creek, The Band

      Ophelia, The Band

      🙂

      D

       


    • #2264
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      The music of Traffic has been a steady soundtrack for me through the decades

      Forty thousand Headmen.  Am- Dm-Am-Dm-Am-Dm-Am-Dm-C-Am

      Dear Mr Fantasy. A-G-D-A.   CHORUS. Fm-A

      • #2267
        Chrisakadigdog
        Participant

        Headman should be . Em- Am-Bm-Am-Bm-Am-Bm-G-Em

    • #2266
      tadol
      Moderator

      Running thru my list –

      Act Naturally – Beatles

      Bad Moon Rising – CCR

      Brown Eyed Girl – VM

      Crazy Love – VM

      Don’t Think Twice – BD

      well crap – thats 5 and I didn’t even make it thru the Ds –

    • #2268
      Hank
      Participant

      Can’t have a jam without Jimmy Buffett .
      “One Particular Harbor”…
      Trying To Reason With Hurricane Season”
      “A Pirate Looks at Forty”
      “Fins”
      I won’t include Margaritaville….because I’m SICK OF IT.


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #2269
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Nobody know’s you when your down and out    Derrick and the Dominos

      Honey Bee  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

      Honey Bee   Mudy Waters

      Everything is going to be OK Ry Cooder

    • #2270
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      Tom Petty a must! Van Morrison a classic got to.

    • #2271
      Chrisakadigdog
      Participant

      John Prine’s  “Angel from Montgomery”.  D-G-A.   Verses.     D-C-G.  Chorus

      John Hyatt.  “Cry Love”. C-G -Am.        G-D-Em. Alt.

    • #2276
      tadol
      Moderator

      Ok – more –

      First cut is the deepest –

      Have you ever seen the rain – CCR

      If you could read my mind – GL

      Jambalaya –

      King of the road –

      that gets me up to K –

      if anyone else uses OnSong or keeps their music in ChordPro format, lemme know if you wanna swap some  charts!

    • #2277
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Tadol,

      I use Guitar Tabs..huge library

    • #2278
      Hank
      Participant

      ultimate-guitar.com
      just renewed…. $21.99 p/y
      Tabs, chords,backing tracks,


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #2280
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Z Man  there is a lot there for sure

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