I've selected these songs by Sungha Jung based on their popularity and musical variety. Here are the top 5 fingerstyle songs by Sungha Jung according to - me!

Most of my audience on my Youtube channel comes from tutorials that teach how to play songs by Korean fingerstyle guitarist Sungha Jung.

Here is a list of the top five songs that I have both covered and created tutorials for.

Felicity

I have to start with Felicity because I love the youthful energy of this song. The song makes use of an open tuning allowing for plenty of use of open strings. I also enjoy the variations in the whole piece - the energetic parts full of drive and the calmer, more quiet parts.

Listen to my cover of Felicity by clicking here.

Flaming

This classic song is heavily influenced by the flamenco style and the rasgueado. You can hear the flamenco in the Andalusian cadence that forms the harmonic basis for the whole song.

Listen to my cover of Flaming by clicking here.

The Milky Way

Among the songs in DADGAD tuning by Sungha Jung are the song “The Milky Way” and “Sprint”. I chose this song over Sprint because I think the melody is more beautiful. Although Sprint is a fun tune, it too closely resembles Felicity in my opinion.

Listen to my cover of The Milky Way by clicking here.

Gravity

There are some songs that you always return to and that you can’t seem to forget. One of the songs that really stick wioth me is the song “Gravity”. The other Sungha Jung song is Riding a Bicycle, probably because that was the first song by Sungha Jung that I transcribed and learned to play.

I’m including it in my list of top five songs because of the variety in the melodic lines but especially due to the tapping section in the bridge.

Listen to my cover of Gravity by clicking here.

Siesta

We’ll finish off our list of Top Five songs with a more calm and pensive song, the song “Siesta”. This song shows Sungha’s expert use of Jazz harmony without his typical rhythmic thumb slap. It’s nice to hear a Sungha Jung song without these elements. He also plays this song on a classical guitar, which is rare for him but something that I like to do.

What are the top five songs by Sungha Jung in your opinion?