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Help me choose a song

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Zzzzz, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. Zzzzz

    Zzzzz Judge me and I'll prove you wrong. Silver Member

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    I'm going to try CCR, Have you ever seen the rain because I'm still singing it today.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    It's a 1950s kids song livened up a bit for the 1980s, it went to No.4 in the charts. :)
     
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    Don't be. At least not on my account. Good is what you like.:)
     
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  4. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    The first song I learned to play was ‘Werewolves of London’.

    It’s just D D C C G G G G, to be repeated for the duration of the song. Apparently it also works for ‘Sweet Home, Alabama’.

    @Groovey taught me this!
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I LOVE BB!!!
     
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    I like the song. :)
     
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    Zzzzz Judge me and I'll prove you wrong. Silver Member

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    Can you play this?
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    Yes, but I don't play it like BB. The basic progression is very simple. The melody is easy to remember. If you can remember it, you'll find it on the fretboard.
     
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  10. BallisticSquid

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    "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd I think is a good song for a beginner. It can be played with simpler chords rather than the fancier chords used in the original, not that the fancy chords in it are that hard. The riff that is interwoven with the rhythm part helps develop picking hand coordination.

    Somebody else suggested "Wonderful Tonight". I think that is a good suggestion. The chords are basic but it's a great song and you can make it very expressive in how you strum the chords, perhaps even work in some arpgeggiation of the chords as you are playing. For lead work, it's a pretty easy solo/riff where you can work on expressiveness in your playing and phrasing.

    I still enjoy playing both of those tunes, though they kinda get beaten to death.
     
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    This is a great song. Singing it is harder than playing it.
     
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    Great choice.
     
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    AC/DC is a goldmine!

    Open powerchords are great ways to practice muting a single string. It also helps you find the 3rd on open chords as you figure out which one to mute. The opening to Thunderstuck is a great picking or legato exercise (depending on how you do it) and they are ALL really fun to play.

    As Angus Young said himself, if you try to play one of our songs and it's hard, you're playing it the wrong way. :D
     
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    I love ACDC! They were awesome in concert.
     
  15. Zzzzz

    Zzzzz Judge me and I'll prove you wrong. Silver Member

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    Well, no one told me I'd have to learn how to chuck! I started on the LP & could not do it. I was about to give up but grabbed the Fender instead. I got it first try & every time after that. Why is that? Maybe I'm just a Fender girl. Idk?
     
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    Hi, @Zzzzz :)

    The string spacing at bridge is slightly different on Fender.

    Chucking /muting the strings may take some time when switching between the. 2.
     
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    • Which chords would you say you've mastered? A, G, E, and D? You said you're working on the C?
    • Do you know any minor chords yet?
    • What sort of guitar are you playing? Acoustic or electric?
     
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    He's got those movie-star good looks. Clint Howard is a movie star, right?

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    Great choice. If you aim to play and sing, finding a song you already know is a huge bonus.
     
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    Funny how that works. I’ve got some Gibson type Ibanez Artist guitars from the early 80’s and a few Strats and Telecasters. Not a huge number of guitars but a few to cover the bases. I played Gibson type guitars right from the start and for a very long time but for the last 5 or 6 years it’s been Telecasters and Strats and I’ve kind of accepted I’m a Strat guy. Every now and again though I grab one of the Ibanez Artists and they just never let me down. Best of both worlds.