Aaron 🐝 Skogen en Acoustic Only, Music in English Director of Operations, Consumer Division - beBee Brand Ambassador • The Toro Company & beBee 10/10/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 3,6K

Acoustics

Acoustics

 Last week Andrew Porter shared a post with a great acoustic version of "Diamonds and Rust" performed by Joan Baez.  Part of my comment included my disappointment that so few acoustic versions of songs are aired.  So, one again inspired by Andrew, I decided to post my first installment of "Acoustics"

It wasn't hard to me to choose these five, as I simply looked at acoustic only tracks in my digital music library and these five acoustic versions are the top five most played.  So I guess that would make these my personal favorites.  That said these five barely scratch the surface of great acoustic music.

One of the difficulties in this post was finding relevant videos.  Unfortunately, and adding a bit of fuel to my argument that acoustics are not played often enough, was that finding acoustic videos is much tougher than just finding the acoustic version.  Therefore, the first of these is simply the song, with a slideshow.


So, lets start with Stevie Ray Vaughan.  This is off of his 1991 album, The Sky is Crying.  "Life by the Drop" was written by Stevie's friend, songwriter and musician, Doyle Bramhall.  Stevie performs this tune with a 12-string acoustic.

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Next up is the second single released from the Stone Temple Pilots 1992 debut studio album Core. "Plush" hardly needs an introduction, as a year ago it still hung in at #7 on Billboards "US, Hot Rock Songs" chart.

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The third track today is from singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins.  Shawn broke through with his wildly successful single "Lullaby" from his 1998 album Soul's Core. While from the same album, the tune "Twin Rocks, Oregon", hardly received mention, yet it is a wonderful tune. . .

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What acoustic list would be complete without a little JT?  This is another tune that needs no introduction.  Released as a single off his second album, Sweet Baby James, in 1970 "Fire and Rain" climbed to #3 on Billboards top 100. While this video was shot in recent years,  the song still has it.

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Topping my list is Dave Grohl, and a naked version of "Times Like These". The song was released with the Foo Fighters fourth album One by One in 2003.  Yet it was in 2006 that Dave recorded and released the acoustic version.  Perhaps this one sits at the top of my list, as it was the first song I learned how to play AND sing on the guitar.

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I hope you enjoyed "Acoustics", and I'd love to hear from you in the comments.


© 2016 Aaron Skogen


 All Video's courtesy of YouTube.

Header image courtesy of Pixabay



Aaron 🐝 Skogen 3/4/2017 · #18

#16 Cool Beans! I am glad you enjoyed it @Kevin Pashuk. I did start a hive called Acoustics Only, however the activity there is pretty light. Nevertheless, I am super happy you enjoyed the buzz. I was thinking I might do another on this same topic, people seemed to enjoy it.

Shall I expect to see a acoustics buzz from you soon? I sure hope so!

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Aaron 🐝 Skogen 3/4/2017 · #17

#15 Keep practicing @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, soon the fingers will feel fine and your muscles will remember where they belong on the fretboard. I did not pick up a guitar until I was in my mid 30's and admittedly it does not come naturally. Yet, I love to play, even if its simply strumming out a rhythm. Glad you enjoyed the tunes.

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Kevin Pashuk 1/4/2017 · #16

ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS IDEA!!! Okay, I'll compose myself now Aaron.

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I've been figuring out how to play an acoustic guitar for the last year or so still inbetween chords enjoying the experience and sore fingers and now I read this buzz. Great list @Aaron Skogen Adding this to my music library 🤗🤗🤗

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Aaron 🐝 Skogen 11/10/2016 · #14

#13 Thank you so much @debasish majumder! I am happy you enjoyed a little unplugged music! Thank you for reading and listening!

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debasish majumder 11/10/2016 · #13

lovely post @Aaron Skogen. enjoyed read. thanks for sharing the post.

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Aaron 🐝 Skogen 11/10/2016 · #12

#11 what a great tune @Pamela L. Williams, while its not in my personal top five most played, I agree, you Can't go wrong with a little Clapton either! Thanks for listening, adding Clapton to the mix and the share! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Pamela 🐝 Williams 11/10/2016 · #11

these are great Aaron, but have to say, my favorite all time acoustic is Eric Clapton Unplugged. Can't help it, I get tears every time I hear his acoustic version of Pennies from Heaven.

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