Most Difficult Songs to Play?

Looking for a challenge?

Here are five songs that are often considered technically challenging to play on acoustic guitar:

  1. "Classical Gas" by Mason Williams - This instrumental piece requires intricate fingerpicking and precise timing, making it a challenge even for experienced guitarists.

  2. "Eruption" by Eddie Van Halen - While originally played on electric guitar, many guitarists have attempted to replicate the famous guitar solo on acoustic, which requires a high level of technical skill and finger dexterity.

  3. "Tumeni Notes" by Steve Morse - This instrumental piece by the renowned guitarist requires advanced fingerpicking techniques and a deep understanding of musical theory.

  4. "The Clap" by Yes - This instrumental piece by the progressive rock band Yes features complex fingerpicking patterns and syncopated rhythms, making it a challenge for guitarists at any level.

  5. "Dee" by Randy Rhoads - This instrumental piece, named after Rhoads' mother, requires advanced fingerpicking skills and precise timing to replicate the delicate and intricate guitar work.

These songs are just a few examples of the many challenging acoustic guitar pieces that exist. However, it's important to note that what one guitarist finds difficult may be different from another, as each person's skill level and personal preferences are unique.


Tracey Braun

I could play “Classical Gas” when I was in 7th grade! I quit my lessons when they wanted me to play it solo on stage! How sad is that????

oscar cisneros

You lost me after Classical Gas…. lol

Jim Wiggin

How about some tabs?

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