Top 20 Acoustic Guitar Intros of All Time

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  1. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

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    YES!
     
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  2. There are many that fit the bill. Some are vey simple, some are complex and floor ya, either can be great. On the level of flooring you, there’s tommy Emanuel’s version of somewhere over the rainbow. The intro is different, and beyond my grasp, unless all i did for the next 4o0 years was figure it out and try to play it. It’s probably worth listening and watching the whole video.

     
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  3. One of the first guitar parts i tried to learn note for note. It’s simple, but i liked it.
     
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  4. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

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    California Dreaming - Mamas & The Papas (Wrecking Crew)
     
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  5. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    It was in there. Only one he didn't play, and he said only one he'd met the Artist. Used concert footage of Nancy Wilson playing it.
     
  6. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

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    Thanks for the summary.
     
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  7. thunder58

    thunder58 I Bleed Orange

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  8. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Country Gent

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  9. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Jim, I think it was required of you to include this one, just because blue was in the band's name. :D

    Having played that card, though, I could listen to that song for hours. So many good songs came out of that band.
     
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  10. afire

    afire Country Gent

    That's the one I thought of too.

    My favorite acoustic intro would be "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party" by The Beatles. But probably doesn't belong on the list, being a not-particularly-iconic album cut, and there's a simultaneous electric part. But it's one of the things I always have to play when I pick up an acoustic for noodling.
     
  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Lots of great Dead tunes work!

    One of the best versions of "Rainbow" is by the late Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole. Of course, it's done on a uke. You'd have to include Jake Shimabukuro as well. His take on "My Guitar Gently Weeps" is amazing.

    Young's got a lot of tunes that fit.

    Earle's a mando player, and has some great tunes---"Galway Girl" is a good one.
     
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  12. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

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    I viewed this vid a couple of days ago and thought the very same thing. At least an honorable mention would have been good. For the most part it is a really good list and Rick did an excellent job playing all the intros.
     
  13. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

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    I thought the very same thing.:cool:
     
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  14. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

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    You are right of course!

    Going to see Justin Heyward next month.
     
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  15. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

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    Rush is the ultimate music machine.
     
  16. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

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    Why not? I would agree.
     
  17. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Synchromatic

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    Beato's a cool dude. I watch a lot of his vids.
     
  18. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
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    I loved this addition to the beginning of the song.

     
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  19. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

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    From the Stones, I prefer the Love in Vain intro (and it's very different from Robert Johnson, then you can actually credit it to the Stones) to Angie.
    But for sure, Angie is more iconic.

     
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