Song Tutorials and Lessons in "Challenging Acoustic Songs"

Album:

Song Key: G

Oh Praise (The Only One)

Artist: Michael Farren

Lots of arrangement and plenty of work on this one.

Organic feel just holding it down with some toms.

Great song in 3/4. Not difficult.

Filling this one out.

Album:

Song Key: B

Great Things

Artist: Phil Wickham

Love the aggressive strumming

Lots of tom work in this one!

Gaps with no playing, but when we do it's great!

Simple sound or complex tones — you get to choose!

Album:

Song Key: C

Yes I Will

Artist: Vertical Worship

This one's a handful but there are some simplification options.

Such a good song!! Hang on that tom break is coming.

Great Groove! Works so great with the kick drum.

Pretty simple. Let the guitars do all the work for once.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

Our God Saves

Artist: Paul Baloche

Turn on your delay pedal and get to work.

Simple pocket grooves.

Great one with some fun bits and pieces and a section for 5 string players.

Easy organ.

Album:

Song Key: E♭

Living Hope

Artist: Phil Wickham

So many guitar layers and finger picking for acoustic.

Some simple supportive grooves until we get to lay it down at the end.

pretty straight with some nice riffs at the end.

Pretty simple.

Album:

Song Key: C

You Are Life

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Double delay and easy strum on acoustic

This one drives and we get to do a pretty cool fill too!

driving 16ths

Synth tones hold this down

Album:

Song Key: B♭

Come People Of The Risen King

Artist: Keith and Kristyn Getty

Great passing tone song.

Driving song from the get go.

This one gets a little funky

Work that loop

Album:

Song Key: B

Jesus We Love You

Artist: Bethel Music

Intense acoustic and slide lead guitar

Lets figure out how to condense some of the grooves.

Super great and really easy!

Nice piano lines...

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D♭

Resurrection Power

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Acoustic players are going to be busy with this one.

Powerful driving grooves.

Adventurous bridge.

Warm up those fingers

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Indescribable

Artist: Chris Tomlin

The lead on this one is a bit of a challenge and the chords might give you some fits. Of course, you are worthy of the challenge.

One groove is all you need.

This one's a monster! You've got this!!

Easy Chorder!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D♭

Majesty

Artist: Delirious

Beautiful picking tune. A TON of bonus content. One of our favorite lessons.

We play a really supportive role and let the lyrics be the focal point.

Bass riff is a major part of the song. Really great, creative piece.

That string part is killer.

Album:

Song Key: C

Come To The Table

Artist: Sidewalk Prophets

Lots to do on both guitars.

Nice pocket in the chorus and a fun Turnaround!

16ths of Glory!!!

String Time!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Lead Me To the Cross

Artist: Hillsong United

Lovely acoustic work and ambient lead work.

Pretty simple tune.

Good parts and slightly challenging groove.

Nice easy one.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G♭

Reckless Love

Artist: Cory Asbury

Crazy rhythms!

A great feeling 6/8 groove!!

A song with awesome little riffs to learn and a great groove.

Hit that organ.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: C

Crown Him

Artist: I Am They

Cool acoustic riff with light lead work.

Simple grooves!!

Synth Bass Approach.

Simple piano parts make this work.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

Rooftops

Artist: Jesus Culture

Lead gets to have some fun with this one. Strum pattern is a little different too.

This one drives!!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Wonder

Artist: Hillsong United

Really cool mix of parts. Acoustic takes electric duties on this one.

Fun upbeat tune but we have to stay on our toes with some groove changes.

Synth fun with Overdrive.

This one is all about that tone chapter

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

Today Is The Day

Artist: Lincoln Brewster

You shouldn't expect this to be easy. But you know that. You also know that if you work at it you can get it.

A great high energy song that keeps it simple.

Get wonky.

Easy Synths

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: Db

Because He Lives (Amen)

Artist: Matt Maher

Powerful piano driven song with subtle lead and crisp acoustic.

Pretty straightforward

Great changes and a fun groove.

A major piano tune! Get ready to arpeggiate those chords!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Give Me Faith

Artist: Elevation Worship

Watch the intro! Also, you get to throw a capo in mid-song. Rock and roll.

Pretty simple song with a cool drum break!

Great Groove and interesting Pre Chorus.

Play that piano

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: A

Your Grace is Enough

Artist: Chris Tomlin

No lack of work in this one. Strong riffs and strumming should keep you busy.

Straight forward grooves. Overall it's an easy tune to learn!

Straight forward with a nice little riff in the intro.

Break out the B3

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: F

In Christ Alone

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

Nice update of a modern classic with a fun timing twist.

Fun 3/4 groove.

Seems like a timing mission but actually pretty straight forward.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B

Jesus Messiah

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Such a solid song. Lots of lead work and simple acoustic chords.

Simple, Solid and Pocket.

8th note glory days.

Piano and strings

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)

Artist: Chris Tomlin

Click on delay. Play riffs. Sound cool.

Watch for that cymbal on the chorus.

Great hits on the chorus

Four on the floor chords!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: G

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Artist: Matt Redman

Play piano on acoustic and we wrote a guitar solo for you.

Super Simple!

Supportive role with great warm tones!

For all you piano players out there... this one's for you!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: D

God My Rock

Artist: Brenton Brown

Acoustic: easy. Lead: not easy. Well worth the time, though.

Pretty straight forward grooves for this tune. Lets dive in!

Packed with fun parts to learn.

Time to work the B3.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A

Mighty Fortress

Artist: Aaron Shust

This is another one that has it all. Some really interesting acoustic voicings and plenty of lead.

Driving 8th notes and a few nice parts.

Easy Chords!!!

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

God Of Brilliant Lights

Artist: Aaron Shust

Lots of lead work. Signature opening riff. Some great chord voicings.

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

My Savior My God

Artist: Aaron Shust

Great opening riff on the acoustic. Even includes a little guitar solo.

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: D

Jesus Take All of Me (Just As I Am)

Artist: Brenton Brown

No one will tell you this song is easy but no will tell you it's not worth it either.

Easy Diamonds!

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: B♭

Your Name

Artist: Paul Baloche

Something for everyone in this song

They don't get much easier for us than this one.

4 string version of the song and it is great. Fun key change. Horrible key.

Great piano lines! Get ready to arpeggiate those chords!

Album:

Tempo: Down

Song Key: E

You Won't Relent

Artist: Misty Edwards

Great acoustic part. Lead, time to crank that overdrive.

Nice drive song only comes in half way through.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

In Tenderness

Artist: Citizens and Saints

Great lead riff in this one. Your parents have probably not heard this version of the old hymn.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Blessed Be Your Name

Artist: Matt Redman

Rediscover just how great this song is to play.

Pretty simple tune. Dig into that pocket.

Easy to play with some nice harmony substitutions.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Running

Artist: Hillsong Worship

Lead riffs are a little tricky in this one but we think you got it.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C

Furious

Artist: Bethel Music

This tempo could be considered "up".

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: A♭

Who You Are

Artist: Kristian Stanfill

A lot fun lead parts. Don't fear the key. We're using a capo.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Rise and Sing

Artist: Fee

The lead riff on this is a lot of fun to play.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: B

Song of Hope

Artist: Robbie Seay Band

Great lead work and a simple acoustic groove.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: E

All My Fountains

Artist: Chris Tomlin

High energy strumming combines with some fingerpicking to create one of our most fun songs to play.

E...Z...

Album:

Tempo: Medium

Song Key: D

Beautiful Things

Artist: Gungor

So many great techniques and voicings in this one. Lead guitar: defer to your acoustic sibling.

Great song with some amazing chord substitutions.

Album:

Tempo: Up

Song Key: C#

Everything Glorious

Artist: David Crowder Band

A great groove with some nice challenges for both rhythm and lead.

Album:

Tempo: down

Song Key: C

Glorify You Alone

Artist: Gateway Worship

Nice soft acoustic and both rhythmic and melodic lead.

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