TOP 30 songs for ACOUSTIC guitar!

  • Published on Jul 10, 2018
  • In this video I'm sharing with you 30 great songs for the acoustic guitar to get you inspired!
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    In this video I am playing 30 songs that are great fun to play on an acoustic guitar. Real classics.
    In my 12 years of teaching I know what kind of songs are well suited for learning purposes or just overall fun to play.
    I'm not claiming these are the 30 best songs ever written. To be honest, some songs aren't my favorite by miles. But as a teacher and (hopefully) an inspiration, I want to have a wide palette of songs for you to enjoy! And for all songs goes; they are awesome to play on an acoustic guitar!
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  • Paul Davids
    Paul Davids  Year ago +3632

    How longs does this list have to be so that no one will complain I missed a song? *lifegoal*
    Oh, and of course feel free to play these on any guitar you like Thanks all for watching

    • E.W. "SquErl" Tiffin -E3PercussionPRO
      E.W. "SquErl" Tiffin -E3PercussionPRO Day ago

      "You're doing it wrong!". 🤣

    • Bilbo Baggins
      Bilbo Baggins 2 days ago

      I agree it's all a matter of choice. Some I have on my play list and others are not here. We have differing tastes in music. That's not a flaw, it's just the way things are, it's why you play a Martin and I play mostly Taylor.

    • Cleo George-Lias
      Cleo George-Lias 8 days ago

      He played lucid dream

    • Lord Grim
      Lord Grim 11 days ago

      paul make this cover

    • Athul Rajeev
      Athul Rajeev 13 days ago

      Time in a bottile

  • GNVS
    GNVS 4 hours ago

    I never realised how complicated it was to record an acoustic guitar

  • mrbertssuitcase
    mrbertssuitcase 8 hours ago

    You threw your mic on the table, bad juju!

  • Noah NTG
    Noah NTG 22 hours ago


  • rockin it
    rockin it Day ago

    Wish you were here sounds so good!!!

  • Chris Puccio
    Chris Puccio 2 days ago

    No over the hills and far away?

  • guitarkid
    guitarkid 2 days ago

    Awesome choices. Brought back a lot of memories and completely motivated me to play guitar again. Thank you!

  • Anthony Wesley
    Anthony Wesley 2 days ago

    What number did u place Jim Croche?

  • Alexander Sharp
    Alexander Sharp 2 days ago

    I bet u have played for yrs, I wish I was like u.

  • Sagnik Maity
    Sagnik Maity 3 days ago

    hey paul I watch all of your videos attentively. Can I ask you a favour?? I want a full analysis of the song Angie by Rolling stones. Will you do that for me??

  • Time Child
    Time Child 3 days ago

    Porupine Tree. is great saw them.with Opeth what a show.

  • leamog
    leamog 3 days ago

    13:22 full junk \shot. luff you broo

  • leamog
    leamog 3 days ago

    Are you self taught?

  • Gustav Plays
    Gustav Plays 3 days ago

    You came here for 10:05

  • Luke Wheeler
    Luke Wheeler 3 days ago

    Imagine he started playing wonderwall

    I finished the video :|

  • Robert Kazee
    Robert Kazee 3 days ago

    Are you in standard tune?

  • Alan Deniston
    Alan Deniston 3 days ago

    D-42 my favorite acoustic guitar. Nice playing Paul.

  • Alan Deniston
    Alan Deniston 3 days ago

    D-42 my favorite acoustic guitar. Nice playing Paul.

  • Jinxer
    Jinxer 4 days ago +5

    the beginning of this looked like another Grammarly ad

  • More Red Pill
    More Red Pill 4 days ago

    Too awesome!

  • franco moreno
    franco moreno 4 days ago

    Slow Cheetah!!! Great pick

  • podemous
    podemous 4 days ago

    actually, after one year of playing guitar, i apreciate this compilation

  • Val Identity
    Val Identity 5 days ago +1

    Each song was beautifully transitioned.
    I loved “Let Her Go” Passenger, and the whole time I was wondering if you were going to play “Wonderwall” Oasis❣️
    Thank you. You make playing the guitar seem possible for me again. I think I need a new style. Have a thing about capos too....don’t know why since they make playing easier. 🙉

  • Norbert Gross
    Norbert Gross 5 days ago

    Beautiful songs...the guitar sounds amazing, is it a D42?

  • Keelan G
    Keelan G 6 days ago Hey guys would mean a lot to me if even some of you guys would come and check out some of my videos, production is terrible as I'm only recording on my phone, but it's a start lol 😆

  • Scottygthreethousand

    Are there any tutorials for the way you play them?

  • Scottygthreethousand

    You play these so good mate, its unreal.

  • Rich Friend
    Rich Friend 6 days ago

    great job !

  • Jimi Erickson
    Jimi Erickson 6 days ago

    Awesome list! You are an amazing player. I love seeing your videos. I also love that you ended with Fleetwood.

  • Isaac Arussi
    Isaac Arussi 6 days ago

    Ngl I’m kinda hurt he didn’t play wonder wall I mean every guitarist loves to play that song.

    yann DESDEVISES 6 days ago

    Not a single Elliott Smith song???

  • Nmac7 yeah
    Nmac7 yeah 6 days ago

    This is good and all but it can't compare to BASS.

  • Michał Ratyński
    Michał Ratyński 7 days ago

    ​Do you like this video? Check out my 12-string guitar sound: @tmMQ​ and subscribe my new channel - more new music coming in soon!

  • Josh B
    Josh B 7 days ago

    Dude that is an extremely nice guitar, and you're a great player, teacher and videographer. This was a solid, well rounded list of acoustic songs, AND I would love to hear you play some Elliott Smith, esp Angeles, Pitseleh, and Somebody that I Used to Know.

  • trevor minky
    trevor minky 7 days ago

    That was great! Next time I have a camp fire you are invited lol

  • Daniel  Villamor
    Daniel Villamor 7 days ago

    Man, I find this selection almost perfect. Thanks, I already know a few but I will definitely learn the rest.

  • Vivian Lund
    Vivian Lund 8 days ago

    Who else will publicly admit that they love Wonderwall? I’m sorry but it’s a great song. And Mr. Davids is an amazing player!!

  • Dang Tabs
    Dang Tabs 8 days ago +1

    I’m disappointed he didn’t play love of my life by Queen😭😭

  • michel Mich
    michel Mich 9 days ago

    I would like play guitar like you !!!

  • michel Mich
    michel Mich 9 days ago

    bravo , wonderful !

  • Arturas Milasius
    Arturas Milasius 9 days ago

  • Arturas Milasius
    Arturas Milasius 9 days ago

    few more minutes piano :D

  • Arturas Milasius
    Arturas Milasius 9 days ago

    love that squeck

  • Chris Jensen
    Chris Jensen 9 days ago

    Thanks, Paul. Very exceptional playing, and very comforting to hear.

  • Callum Alvey
    Callum Alvey 10 days ago

    I love the bass tones you get from this set-up. I could listen to the first few bars of Never Going Back Again over and over

  • TreyLOGS
    TreyLOGS 10 days ago

    Ripple - Grateful Dead ✌️

  • michael corley
    michael corley 10 days ago

    Time in a bottle. Annie's song.

  • Lonnie Christopher
    Lonnie Christopher 10 days ago

    .....My fingers would be bleeding about the time you got to Pink Floyd.....

  • Joel Sterling
    Joel Sterling 10 days ago

    You also forgot to detune to C# for a Dashboard song real quick and then tune back to normal real quick.

  • Joel Sterling
    Joel Sterling 10 days ago

    Um yeah, I would sound that good on that guitar and mic too. I have to admit though, I never hear anyone else play "drive", so that was cool.

  • Blackdog4818
    Blackdog4818 10 days ago +1

    Great sounding guitar. How much of that was the 2 microphones? I almost sounded like two people were playing at times.

  • Thomas Terent
    Thomas Terent 10 days ago


  • Official AudiO
    Official AudiO 11 days ago

    What is Messi doing here?

  • VultureMaster
    VultureMaster 11 days ago

    What was he whistling in the beginning? I feel like I heard it before but I forgot what it is

    • Liv
      Liv 11 days ago

      here comes the sun (the Beatles)

  • Slears
    Slears 11 days ago

    o.k. o.k. u missed the best ones..Classical Gas...Mondtanz...Greensleves...and the very best Das Loch in der Banane

  • attilio proietti
    attilio proietti 12 days ago +7

    Your house seems to be such a nice and relaxing place

  • Crazy Life
    Crazy Life 12 days ago

    AWESOME!!!!! just bought my first guitar, an ibanez acoustic electric. Am currently trying to learn horse with no name by America hahaha I see a video like this and hope I can be this good one day!!! Mad props!!

  • Austin Wooden
    Austin Wooden 12 days ago +1

    Top 3
    1. Wish you were here, Pink Floyd
    2. Dust in the wind, Kansas
    3. Where is my mind, Pixies

  • steve ladd
    steve ladd 12 days ago

    do you even play bro lol

  • Γιάννης Πετρούλιας

    Really you didn't put the best of all ! Man where the Stairway to Heaven ?