What are your dreamer songs?

My current are:

SRV: Pride and Joy
Gary Clark jr: Grinder (North America Tour Live version)


I have hundreds, but my number one would probably be:
Judas Priest - Painkiller


Dreamer songs: “Falling Slowly” from the movie Once and “Dust in the Wind”. Last but not least, “Lay Me Down” by Loretta Lynn and Willie Nelson


I’m working on “Landslide” currently. It’s quite complicated in its simplicity, if that makes any sense!


:heart_eyes: looking forward to this one :+1:

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I really got inspired reading through the comments. I know most of them though, but there where few new I never had heard.
I wouldn’t really know what to pick as a dreamer or something really difficult piece I would luv to be able to play, some far out in the future. As long as its a good piece and it sound good, I am more than happy. :slight_smile: Guess they are all dreamers then :upside_down_face:


Here’s a few of my “Dreamers”

Solisbury Hill by Peter Gabriel
Mary Had a Little Lamb by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Give a Little Bit by Supertramp

I’ll probably move one of these into the “Developer” list this year.

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My dream song was and remains “Am I Evil?” by Metallica / Diamond Head.

In the six months since I started learning again, I’ve almost exclusively been playing my acoustic guitar so zero progress has been made.

Realistically I’ll need to get playing some basic metal songs and techniques before I even consider something like this one but it’s the dream.


Current dreamer song is Windy and Warm. Also Chet Atkins’ version of Ave Maria. Some day…

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Justin has a great lesson on Slow Dancing in a Burning Room.
It was also part of the Electric Jam Workshop he had in Italy last fall.
It was a stretch goal for me but I got up and played it.


I don’t know if I have a dreamer song as such per se, but I do have some bands I’d love to learn the songs of: Dangerous Curves, Ted Poley’s various works, Danger Danger… It’s more of a sound I chase after in my mind when I think of what I want to play, but even that sound is ever-changing and fluid like everything else in my life. Or, at least, so it seems.

I’m sure I had a dreamer song at one point. But…I can’t remember what it is, or was, if I did. So, some examples of ones I’d love to play that would be a dream for me to be able to play:

  • “Crossing This Ocean” by Poley/Rivera
  • “Everything We Are” by Ted Poley
  • “Maybe” by Ted Poley
  • “Shadows” by The Midnight
  • “Rainbow” by Kesha
  • “Club Mile High” by Dangerous Curves
  • “In Lonesome Dove” by Garth Brooks
  • “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” by Travis Tritt

So, yeah. Just emotions I feel when I think about being able to play well…

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Great choice, Matt! That song is killer! :metal: I’ve had a couple of brief goes at it in the past, most of it is not too bad so as far as Metallica tunes are concerned (albeit a cover), so this wouldn’t be a bad one to try. Would love to see you attack this one when you’re ready buddy! :metal::metal::metal:


Yes, and it is a few years out of my league yet. Just a dream I have…

Great for a rhythmic sections and fills, but not touched on solos at all which I found a bit disappointing

@AshenRose This captures dreamer songs so well. I definitely have that as well - certain songs hit hard when I listen to them, and it’s that wish of being able to recreate the feeling through actively playing.

I’m loving all the variety in everyone’s replies. (Have also noted down a few forgotten ones for an extended list!)

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As I’ve been struggeling with the F chord for months now, every song I like to be able to play containing the F is a dreamer song for me at the moment :sweat_smile:.

Oh great :smiley:! Congratulations, Tony :clap::bouquet:. I can remember you mentioning that you’re working on this song. As it was a new song for me, I had to check it out. Since then, it’s in my playlist :blush:.

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Ohh I like this thread.
Currently my dreamer song is Neon, by John Mayer.
I will never learn this but I dream I can :blush:

Really nice topic and some excellent picks :+1:
At the moment mine are probably…

1952 Vincent black lightning-Richard Thompson

Angeles-Elliot Smith

Little wing-Hendrix

My dreamer songs are ----“Freebird”-Lynyrd Skynyrd all the way through and “While my guitar gently weeps” Tom Petty and Prince version. And Santana of course.
However as I am still trying to put together grade 2 songs I fear it may not happen. :sob: