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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Guitar galore!

Homemade guitar! 2013.

In 2011 I wrote a post dedicated to some of my favorite violin music:


Since then I've been wanting to do the same for at least two other wonderful instruments, piano and guitar.

Circumstances recently led me towards guitar, and more precisely acoustic guitar. I started taking notice of songs featuring it while listening to my "Cool Down" playlist at the gym (when I stretch after a workout). I realized how many wonderful ones there are. It also brought back nostalgic memories of summer camp, when someone would invariably grab a guitar and have us all sing around the campfire. Does it get any better than that? I doubt it.

Today I will share a chosen sample of acoustic guitar tunes. (I might have sneaked in a few containing mandolin, ukulele, guitjo and maybe some not-so-acoustic guitar, but it's my blog, I do what I want!)

Of course this list is far from exhaustive.

The order is alphabetic by song title, so as to not favor any song over another.

I thought of commenting on each of the songs, but instead, I will let them talk for themselves. Enjoy!

(Oh, and I would love to know if you have a favorite! Personally I love them all to bits! I honestly think each and every one of them deserves a few minutes of your time, and that you deserve their magic!)


  1. Hands down, Neil Diamond! And Play Me is my favorite song by him as well. I adore it from the first note to the last.

    1. Beautiful song indeed, both melody and lyrics. :-)

  2. Hi Julie! Oh, I love playing guitar! And Heart of Gold is one of my favorite songs to play. I can actually make it sound like Neil Young's playing. Absolutely love Neil Diamond--the hottest 70ish aged singer alive. Cherry Cherry is also a super fun guitar song to play. BTO's Let It Ride is awesome, as well as many of the guitar duets in Boston's songs.

    :-) Marion

    1. I love that you play the guitar Marion! I hear it's hard to master!

  3. This is wonderful! The guitar has been a good friend and world-traveling companion for me.

    There are too many for me to narrow down titles.

    I have liked this guy lately:


    1. Guitar has a way of connecting people, at home or on the road. :-)

      Beautiful song you added there.

  4. I've got a couple of guitar players but they play bluegrass and I don't know who they listen to! Bad me.