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Best ELO Songs 
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Best ELO Songs For The Acoustic Guitar

Thanks for dropping by my best ELO songs page where you'll discover 11 great ELO songs you can learn on the acoustic guitar.

I have partial demos for these songs plus tips on strumming, whether any of the songs have lead, Drop D tunings, capos etc for my versions on acoustic, and free pdf chords and lyrics sheets  you can download.

Best ELO Songs
Lyrics, PDF's & Tutorials

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    Can't Get You Out Of My Head - Evil Woman
    Living Thing - Mr Blue Sky
    Rock & Roll Is King - Showdown
    Strange Magic - Sweet Talking Woman
    Telephone Line - Turn To Stone
    Wild West Hero

    1. Can't Get You Out Of My Head

    • Drop D Tuning = No
    • Capo = 3rd fret
    • Rhythm = this one has one pattern which is down root  down down up and repeat - a few places where you'll use all down strokes as well
    • Picking = No
    • Chords = A, Amaj7, D, E, Bm, Gbm, A7, D7, E7, F, G

    2. Evil Woman

    • Drop D Tuning = No
    • Capo = No
    • Rhythm = use a down down up down up down up rhythm and repeat - a few downstrokes only in places and you can use a shuffle in places if you'd like
    • Picking = No - quick riff only
    • Chords = C7, F7, Adim, Am, Em, Dm, F, G, C 
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    3. Living Thing

    • Drop D Tuning = No
    • Capo = No
    • Rhythm = first pattern is a quick shuffle as in the beginning, then use a down down down up down up ... and you can use down strokes in one section here
    • Picking = No
    • Chords = C, A+m, F, G, Am, Ab, Fm, Em, Dm, Adim
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    4. Mr Blue Sky

    • Drop D Tuning = No
    • Capo = 3rd fret
    • Rhythm = you'll have a down strokes, a chop and a shuffle pattern in this one 
    • Picking = a little
    • Chords = D, Dbm, Gbm, Bm, E, Gb, G, Asus, A, D/Gb, Em, C, A#, F, Fm, Dm, Ddim
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    5. Rock & Roll Is King

    • Drop D Tuning = Yes
    • Capo = No
    • Rhythm = down down down up down up down up --- or you could play all downstrokes
    • Picking = No
    • Chords = A, D, E, B, D7, Gbm, E7
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    6. Showdown

    • Drop D Tuning = No
    • Capo = 3rd fret
    • Rhythm = down down up down down up down down up down up - and repeat as this one has a bit of a gallop vibe to it  
    • Picking = Yes
    • Chords = Em, Am, Dm
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    7. Strange Magic

    • Drop D Tuning = No
    • Capo = No
    • Rhythm = downstroke and you can play a down root down root etc as you start to sing 
    • Picking = No just a riff
    • Chords = G, Cm, G/D#, G/E, Dm, Em, Am, D7  
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    8. Sweet Talking Woman

    • Drop D Tuning = No
    • Capo = No
    • Rhythm = you can play down down up down up down up in the verse or down down down up down up as you'll see I play both .. in the ch it's a quick skip in the pattern which is d-d-u-d-u-d-u-d-u- and repeat and a few spots where you'll chop the pattern and play downstrokes only
    • Picking = No
    • Chords = F, G, Am, C, Em, Dm
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    9. Telephone Line

    • Drop D Tuning = No
    • Capo = No
    • Rhythm = for this you could play all downstrokes for the verse or down root down root and just alternate. in the chorus a down down up down up will work.
    • Picking = small riff
    • Chords = Am, G, Fmaj7, Amaj7, A7/A+, Bm, E, D, Dbm, Dmaj7, A7, Fdim, A, Gbm, F  
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    10. Turn To Stone

    • Drop D Tuning = No
    • Capo = No
    • Rhythm = a down down up down up and repeat will do the trick for this one
    • Picking = No
    • Chords = E, Gb, Gbm, A, Bm, Dbm, Abm, C, F, G, Db 
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    11. Wild West Hero

    • Drop D Tuning = No
    • Capo = No
    • Rhythm = use downstrokes for the most part - then use down down down down up as the chords change ... and then be prepared to play a bit of rock n roll in the middle 
    • Picking = No
    • Chords = G, D, D/Gb, Em, A7sus, A7, Dsus, Cmaj7, G6, Gdim, B7, Cm, D#7, D7
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    There you have it. 11 best ELO songs that I've covered to date and have full tutorial lessons on. I hope the partial demos, rhythm tips and free chords and lyrics sheet were helpful.


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