You’ve reached the final lesson in the Acoustic Guitar Techniques and Essentials curriculum, and what better way to cap off your learning than by putting your skills into action? While your list of essential acoustic songs might look a bit different from mine, I promise you I’ve put a lot of time and thought into creating a list that hits all the high points of what I love about acoustic guitar playing. Strumming patterns, cascading runs, open string resonance, percussive slaps and taps, finger-style dexterity, and everything in between–it’s all in here. Rather than teach each song to you, this is more of a “food for thought” type of lesson. If a song piques your interest, use ear training and the video to help you figure it out. Before you know it, you’ll be the most well-versed acoustic guitar player in the room wherever you go.