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    Hey.

    After trying the basic learners book, I would like to intersperse chord and basic rif training with some actual tunes.

    I don't know what would be best to experiment on:

    Beatles
    Zep
    Floyd
    Green Day
    Clash
    Creedence?
    Morrisen? (Just not B.E.G. I have heard enough of THAT on Light FM!!!!!)

    Any suggestions would be welcomed. I really need a few songs to practice chord progression on......

  • #2
    Go to youtube and type in a band or a song and add "lesson" at the end.
    Also, just search a song and scroll down through and look for such things as "how to play", "opening riff", etc..
    It is up to you to find what you are able to (comfortable) learn(ing).

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    • #3
      Hi 5150!

      Yeah, Well, I lost that Green Day tune you posted on here, and the Floyd one as well (I thought it would be safe here... ).

      Any suggestions on some simple popular strummers? I always try to remember them when I am listening on the way to and from work, but by the time I get home I almost always forget what I was listening to (specifically).

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      • #4
        Green Day-time of your life.
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbvUx5fH9As
        TAB
        http://www.mxtabs.net/view/tab/24042..._of_your_life/
        TAB is very easy to find-google a song and add "tab" to the end.
        Just remember most tabs are not accurate but will get you started.

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        • #5
          Don't forget http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/. Like 5150 said, accuracy can vary wildly, but it is nice to have a bunch of them all on one site for easier searching.

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          • #6
            I hate that green day song... once I think about it, I can't get it out of my head for days!!!!
            Ha-Ha! Made Ya Read!

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            • #7
              Get Guitar pro and search gtp files. Guitar pro play the partition for you and shows you exactly how to play the tune on your guitar and how your guitar need to be tuned. Nothing can be easier.

              Green day play open string so it is very very easy.
              Clash is easy too.

              Beatle, Led zep, Floyd that depend the the song. Led zep solo can be hard but not the main rill. Beatles can be very hard in some songs if you try to play the song exactly like Harisson. Floyd can be hard sometimes too but they play very slow so everyone can play those songs at home but on the stage that can be tricky.

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              • #8
                Thanks peeps.

                The key here is that I would like to find a few things to tool around with....

                Are there any particular chords I should look for? The ones in the book so far, if I can remember them, are:

                D
                D7
                Dm
                A
                A7
                Am
                G
                C
                B7
                E
                E7
                Em
                F-Bar
                I think I am missing one, but that is what I have been practicing so far.....

                Oh, "When I Come Around" acoustic just came on the shuffle.....

                And Live's "The Beauty of Grey" was on earlier....


                No time to search the world around
                Because you'll know where I'll be found......

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                • #9
                  I just thought of something....

                  It would be useful to have a Tabs D-base where you could put the chords you know into it and it would filter the list accordingly (all inclusive, all within selected, whatever).

                  It would be really handy to put in 4 or 5 chords you are comfortable with and can switch easily through and see what songs are around that would be able to be played using them!

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                  • #10
                    When I Come Around--can't get any easier than this.
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIwj_twx5cI

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ninjahedge View Post
                      I think I am missing one, ....

                      Wait till you find the rest-
                      Practice, practice-etc.--D7 to D and follow the recommended finger pattern.
                      Now D7 to whatever sounds good (or maybe it doesn't)-kinda like training your fingers to respond to your inner ear and regconizing note (ascending, desending) patterns.

                      I do NOT recommend patterns when first learning lead type playing.
                      I do recommend patterns for learning chords.
                      Like anyone will listen.

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                      • #12
                        What?

                        Kidding.....

                        As for recommended fingering, I can see it for some, but D to D7 dingering seems werid in that I fine doing (from high to low) 1-2-3 easier for D rather than 2-3-1 (you can slide the index finger down for Dm I think, and I do not know what the chord is for just the two fingers (without index), is that called something like "free 2", I just saw it last night...)

                        As for "forgetting one" I know that these are not ALL the chords! I was just saying that these were the chords in the book so far!

                        Bar-F was hard, but Bar B-flat was almost painful!!! I can't het my index finger to get the first and 5th strings down on the fret (1 usualy sounds muffled). Does this get easier with time or do you have to have monkey-fingers like the pictures of the guy on the instruction pics?

                        Thanks for the help again guys!

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                        • #13
                          There's a "knack" to barre chords that time will help with, but for me so far, the variations on the A major chord are still the hardest to have sound consistently good. The first joint on my little finger is weak (probably not uncommon) so the string under that finger is often fuzzy or just wrong.

                          I guess I'd say trying barring a little more towards the side of your index finger, rather than on the pads. Over time you'll pick up the knack of getting the joints lined up so you get good sound on the strings that you need to.

                          One thing my teacher taught me was to let the weight of your hand/arm pull your fingers into the strings as much as you need, versus squeezing the strings between your thumb and fingers. Just let your hand feel "heavy" as you're grabbing a chord and have gravity do the work for ya. Barre chords still require some squeeze, but if you keep the "weight" thing in mind, it'll help you play more relaxed but effectively.

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                          • #14
                            Heh, I have also found out that getting the 2-3-4 fingers squished on a single fret is almost impossible with my wedding ring on!!!

                            Tanx Sab!

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                            • #15
                              I fine doing (from high to low) 1-2-3 easier for D rather than 2-3-1
                              I'd love to see a picture if that.

                              One thing my teacher taught me was to let the weight of your hand/arm pull your fingers into the strings as much as you need, versus squeezing the strings between your thumb and fingers. Just let your hand feel "heavy" as you're grabbing a chord and have gravity do the work for ya. Barre chords still require some squeeze, but if you keep the "weight" thing in mind, it'll help you play more relaxed but effectively.
                              Remember it's the weight of your hand pulling into the strings not pulling on the neck.
                              If you pull the neck you will pull that chord out of tune-not so noticable on an acoustic but try it on an electric.
                              The squeeze will come in time (second nature,learned habit) as your hand gets stronger.

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