Guster has been putting out some catchy tunes over the last decade, most of which could be considered Campfire Songs and feature acoustic guitars using simple strumming patterns.
Neil Young uses Double Dropped D Tuning for many songs. This acoustic guitar lesson is one of our most requested at TotallyGuitars: *Don’t Let It Bring You Down*.
*Marrakesh Express*was written by Graham Nash and appeared on the CSN album in 1969.
Love The One You’re With is a Stephen Stills song that dates back to the early CSNY days and is frequently done with electric guitars or as a big production.
David Crosby wrote Triad while he was still a member of the Byrds but it was a bit risqué for them at the time.
One of Neil’s popular instrumental pieces is *Quicksand*, the opening tune on his album El Dorado.
Another great strumming song from Dave Matthews, *Where Are You Going* appeared on the Dave Matthews Band album Busted Stuff in 2002.
Kurt Cobain’s guitar playing was very basic and he wrote a lot of songs that are accessible to beginners.
Pearl Jam is another band that came of age in the 1990s and their 1994 album Vitalogy included *Better Man*, a song Eddie Vedder wrote when he was still a teenager.
Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews is an example of a song that uses a droning chord with a slightly moving bass line to create an interesting accompaniment.