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song you learned how to play

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:47 pm
by ghost 62
what song are you most ,proud of yourself that you learned how to play,other than an original

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:53 pm
by stillkicken
Shortin bread on the piano when I was 10, it had a syncopated rythym, nobody would show me how it was supposed to be played, only tell me, thats not it, it drove me nuts.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:11 pm
by Franny
Haha, i never thought i'd hear anyone else say that; 8) i still love to play the melody to "Shortning Bread" foolin' around on Bass.

Alittle outside the lines of the topic, i still love to practice the theme to the "Pink Panther" whats so cool about that particular song is you can't hit a wrong note anywhere in it (misplacing a note(s) is possible) without a good sounding escape route. Try it somtime just for laughs and you'll see what i mean.
Theres one other song i know thats just as mistake proof, i just can't remember what it is. :oops:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:31 pm
by HowlinJ
First it was "House of the Rising Sun".
Then it was "Innagaddadavida"
After that, working out songs seemed routine, with the exception of Keith Emerson's version of Aron Copland's "Hoedown" from the E.L.P. album Trilogy.. I still can't play it good enough to let any one hear it! :evil:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:43 pm
by Greeniemagic
Can only do really basic stuff on guitar and have only ever used it for my own stuff, but I've just learnt Jonny Cash's version of "Hurt" so happy about that..

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:46 pm
by Kramerguy
hmm tough one.

I was especially proud a few years ago that I learned the proper way to play dust in the wind.... and I thought I was sick of the song before I learned it!

Hmm. I dunno... Maybe shien on you crazy diamond by floyd, not because it's that difficult, but so moody. On the side of technical difficulty, I guess One by metallica was really hard to get the chops down precisely, I did that back in the 80's. I've concluded I will never learn the Yngwie, Satriani type blazing solos, but I never really aspired to be that type of player anyways, although I do enjoy listening to them occasionally.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:53 pm
by Hayden King
Jonny Cash's version of "Hurt" so happy about that..
that's the only cover I do, and one o my friends says it's my best song...boy what an ass eh! lol
I guess it would be wish you were here; it was the first song I learned and I didn't even know what an E string was. I used a record player (yup, a record player) and found each note, then which notes made up the chords....yeah I wanted it that bad! then for a while over the hills and far away was my best learned one. now I'm happy just to play my own without butchering em!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:08 pm
by ghost 62
for myself it would have to be time in a bottle by croce or teslas love song. I must have practiced time in a bottle every day straight for a month before I got it sounding good

PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:52 pm
by sanshouheil
I guess it would have to be Bread's Freedom on the bass as a teen.
Been lots of H2o under the bridge.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:29 am
by gtZip
Red House I think.
My dad liked (or, 'still' likes) Hendrix.
So you know... I had that moment were I got good enough to learn it and struggle through it. Played it along with the record on my 'practice amp' for him.

Just don't ask me to play it now though without brushing up! :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:48 am
by philbymon
I learned "American Pie" off the radio when it was popular when I was just learning to play. They played it so much it only took me a day to get it all down, words & all.

I was proud to learn "Theme From The Bottom" by Phish, cuz I had to play both the bass & guitar parts at the same time while the guitar player did the keyboard part, as we never had a keyboard player. That was a toughie, cuz I was just learning the bass. There was lots of stuff like that in that band, & it was cool beans fun.

The most difficult stuff I ever learned, though, was stuff I wrote. That was the stuff I was always most proud of.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 5:35 am
by jw123
Thunderbird, ZZ TOp


You know come to think of it? I never really learned that song, time to get busy!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:57 am
by ghost 62
not to get off the subject but when I was teenager .when anyone would say they knew how to play a guitar the first thing they would pull out of their hat was smoke on the water,but nobody could really play it :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:02 pm
by jimmydanger
"Mood for a Day" by Yes.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2008 2:17 pm
by Kramerguy
ghost 62 wrote:not to get off the subject but when I was teenager .when anyone would say they knew how to play a guitar the first thing they would pull out of their hat was smoke on the water,but nobody could really play it :lol:


HAHAHA, this thread on another forum should provide you great entertainment. I laughed my a@@ off all day.

http://acapella.harmony-central.com/for ... ?t=2072428