Learning an Entire Album?

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  1. BuddyHollywood

    BuddyHollywood Strat-O-Master

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    Around 10 years ago I was in a cover band and the 3 of us dressed up like Green Day for Halloween and played Dookie front to back to a Manhattan Beach, CA sports bar crowd. I was Tre (Un)Cool on drums. Our guitar player made a detailed copy of the BJ Strat and killed it. He is a really good actor anyway so he had Billie Joe's voice and mannerisms down. I say in confidence and not cockiness that we actually sounded really good.
     
  2. dogletnoir

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    Yes... but i didn't play it straight. i did it my way.
    i have been working on the Miles Davis So What trumpet solo though...
    maybe i'll go further once i get that down.
    :)
     
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  3. Stonetone

    Stonetone Senior Stratmaster

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    5 you say ? :)

    Admirable goal for sure Ralph, Can't wait to hear it :thumb:

    For me i struggle to get one song done nevermind a complete album :eek:
     
  4. rocknrollrich

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    I see that no one has learned "tales from topographic oceans" by yes.

    I guess I'll start on it after work.
     
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  5. Blue Beagle

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    Not a whole album but I can play at least one Iron Maiden song from all 16 studio albums, some multiple tracks (Piece of Mind, Powerslave, SSOASS...).

    Oh that’s excluding the album Futureal btw for obvious reasons! ;)
     
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    As a much younger man, I learned how to play by listening to records and playing along. After all these years, for example, I can still play all the songs on Bob Dylan’s Desire and Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, including the few done on piano. Over the years, I have had to un-learn many bad habits picked up this way! I should add that I can also play all the songs on REM’s Murmur and the early Replacements albums. All of which stunted my guitar playing, but which inspired my songwriting.
     
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    I learned all the bass lines from East Bay Grease (Tower of Power)back in the day.
    Also the bass lines in Thick as a Brick (Jethro Tull).....everything back then was put the record on and figure out the parts you wanted or needed to learn.

    It is great ear training to learn intervals and chord types and voicing.