Dansm's Acoustic Page

Dansm's Acoustic Song Page
Welcome to Dansm's Acoustic Song Page! My name is Dan Smith, I'm a first-year grad student at Harvard, and I've been playing guitar for 5 years now. My musical interest centers around the 70's fingerpickers: James Taylor, John Denver, and Jim Croce. There aren't any pages dedicated to such great acoustic music, so I decided to create one for you. This page encompasses all genres of music from the 60's through today: Simon & Garfunkel to Nirvana, with some Martin Sexton and Indigo Girls thrown in for good luck. It's here to show anyone how much acoustic music is out there for everyone to enjoy. And yes, I did single-handedly figure out more than 90% of the songs on this page. I hope you like what I have done. Make sure you check out some of my lessons listed below as well, because they will help you. Enjoy the songs!

To help you out, I have a page of Fingerpicking Lessons and a Guitar Chord Theory Page, which has information on many types of guitar chords (like Dsus2 and D/F#) and music theory. I have a page of lessons on Guitar Scales, so check them out if you are interested in playing some lead. If you are confused about tab or chord notation, check out my page on Musical Notation. For chords you don't know how to play, check my List of Common Guitar Chords. These pages are helpful to all guitarists, so check them out. I have blank tab paper created in Microsoft Word 7.0, so download this, print it out, and figure out some songs (2K, pkzipped). If you want the tablature software I use for the tabs on all my tab pages, download tablature.exe (46K, PC only). Have a great time with the songs, good luck, keep playin', and mail me if you have any comments or questions. And if you are interested in the music I write, check out Daniel Smith: Singer/Songwriter, complete with sound clips, lyrics, and a performance schedule!

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List of Common Guitar Chords
Fingerpicking Lessons
Guitar Chord Theory
Suggested Strumming Patterns
Tab Notation
Chord Notation

Beginner's Guide to Chords
Guitar Techniques (Slide, Hammer-On, etc.)
Guitar Scales
Using a Capo

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The page currently contains 208 acoustic songs by 67 artists.
To be featured here, there must be an acoustic guitar throughout most of the song.
If you are looking for electric guitar parts, you won't find any here.
The sign means that this song was posted less than ~1 month ago.

Artist Additions:
Ani DiFranco
Cheryl Wheeler

The tablature on this page is my own work and represents my interpretation of the song. The tablature on this site may be used only for private study, scholarship, or research. It may not be used in a commercial setting nor may it be reproduced or disseminated to others in any form, including printing this tablature or saving these files on your computer. These songs may not be performed for others without appropriate licensing from ASCAP/BMI.

Alice in Chains
Don't Follow
No Excuses

Daisy Jane
A Horse With No Name
Lonely People
Sister Golden Hair
Tin Man
Ventura Highway

Barenaked Ladies
If I Had $1,000,000
What A Good Boy

The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun
Norwegian Wood

Blues Traveler

Bon Jovi
Someday I'll Be Saturday Night
Wanted Dead Or Alive

Greg Brown
Billy From The Hills
Spring & All
Why Don't You Just Go Home

Jackson Browne
From Silver Lake
Song For Adam
These Days

Jimmy Buffett

Harry Chapin
Cat's In The Cradle

Song For You
Wishing You Were Here

Eric Clapton
Change The World
Hello Old Friend
Let It Grow
Lonely Stranger
Malted Milk
Motherless Child
Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
San Francisco Bay Blues
Tears In Heaven

Shawn Colvin
Sunny Came Home

Counting Crows
Long December
Rain King

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bad Moon Rising
Have You Ever Seen The Rain
Who'll Stop The Rain

Jim Croce
I Got A Name
I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song
Lover's Cross
New York's Not My Home
Photographs And Memories
Time In A Bottle
Which Way Are You Goin'

Crosby, Stills & Nash
Teach Your Children

Dave Matthews Band
What Would You Say

Deep Blue Something
Breakfast At Tiffany's

Def Leppard
Two Steps Behind

John Denver
Annie's Song
Back Home Again
Follow Me
For Baby (For Bobbie)
Goodbye Again
Leaving On A Jet Plane
Poems, Prayers, and Promises
Rocky Mountain High
Starwood In Aspen
Sunshine On My Shoulders
Take Me Home, Country Roads
This Old Guitar
Wild Montana Skies

Ani DiFranco
Not A Pretty Girl

Bob Dylan
Mr. Tambourine Man

See my
Eagles Tab Page

More Than Words

Fleetwood Mac

Dan Fogelberg
Leader Of The Band
Make Love Stay

Vance Gilbert

Gin Blossoms
Until I Fall Away

John Gorka

Grateful Dead
Friend Of The Devil
Uncle John's Band
Touch Of Grey

Green Day
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)

Guns N' Roses

Don Henley
The Heart Of The Matter
The Last Worthless Evening

Hootie and the Blowfish
Hold My Hand
Let Her Cry

Indigo Girls
Blood And Fire
Burn All The Letters
Closer To Fine
Don't Give That Girl A Gun
Hey Kind Friend
Land of Canaan
Love's Recovery
Power Of Two
Romeo And Juliet
Scooter Boys
Shame On You

Billy Joel
Only The Good Die Young
Say Goodbye To Hollywood

Dust In The Wind

Led Zeppelin
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
Going To California
Over The Hills And Far Away
Stairway To Heaven
Your Time Is Gonna Come

Gordon Lightfoot
Carefree Highway
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Free Bird

Richard Marx
Now And Forever

Matchbox 20
3 A.M.
Back 2 Good

John Mellencamp
Jack And Diane
Pink Houses
Small Town

Nothing Else Matters

Van Morrison
And It Stoned Me
Brand New Day

About A Girl
Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam
The Man Who Sold The World
Pennyroyal Tea
Where Did You Sleep Last Night


Ellis Paul
Angel In Manhattan
Ghosts (hidden track)
Trolley Car

Pearl Jam
Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town

Peter, Paul, and Mary
500 Miles
Blowin' In The Wind

Tom Petty
Free Fallin'
Into The Great Wide Open

Pink Floyd
Lost For Words
Poles Apart
Wish You Were Here

Tom Prasada-Rao
Sleeping Beauty

E-Bow The Letter
Find The River
Losing My Religion
Man On The Moon
New Test Leper

Kenny Rogers
The Gambler

Martin Sexton
Animal Song
Black Sheep
Freedom Of The Road
Glory Bound
My Maria
Over My Head
The Way I Am
Where It Begins

Simon & Garfunkel
American Tune
April Come She Will
The Boxer
A Heart In New York
Homeward Bound
I Am A Rock
Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Mrs. Robinson
Old Friends
Scarborough Fair
The Sound Of Silence

Cat Stevens
Wild World

Stone Temple Pilots

James Taylor
Anywhere Like Heaven
Carolina In My Mind
Country Road
Fire And Rain
Long Ago And Far Away
Shower The People
Something In The Way She Moves
Sweet Baby James
Walking Man
You Can Close Your Eyes
You've Got A Friend

Toad the Wet Sprocket
Crazy Life
Dam Would Break
Throw It All Away

The Wallflowers
Invisible City
I Wish I Felt Nothing
Sixth Avenue Heartache

Joe Walsh
Help Me Through The Night

Cheryl Wheeler
If It Were Up To Me

Brooks Williams
Late Night Train
Nothing At All
Seven Sisters

Neil Young
Harvest Moon
Look Out For My Love

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