Favourite Songs To Play

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  1. Nik73

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    Inspired by the other threads in this section I though it might be fun to let us know what songs you have the most fun playing. They might not be your favourite songs to listen to, but the ones that bring a smile to your face playing them. youtube/souncloud clips would be nice too! ;)

    *gasp* :eek: that one of mine is a Bon Jovi song! ;)

    Off the top of my head I would have to say mine are Supersonic and Acquiesce by Oasis and I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, I'll Be There For You, In These Arms and Wanted Dead Or Alive by Bon Jovi.

    Like I say, not necessarily my favourite songs ever (though by my two favourite bands ever), but I love playing them. Not sure why, but there you go!
     
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    Couple of my favourites to "play" in the loosest sense of the word, being that I can only actually play them in RS :)

    Jessica, Freebird and The Thrill Is Gone.
     
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    oh a favourites list - i can't pass that up :

    Mean Bitch (one day I will master it!)
    Unnatural Selection
    Dead Flowers (custom)
    Doctor Doctor (custom)
    Walk
    Bad To The Bone
    The Thrill is Gone
    I Predict a Riot (custom)
    Pretty Fly For A White Guy (custom)
    1985 (custom)
    Whipping Post
     
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    Off the top of my head, Unnatural Selection and Beast and the Harlot are both great fun. I enjoyed Mean Bitch a lot too. I'll have to check at home for some others, I'm sure I can add a few more to the list.
     
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    Mean Bitch and all of Rocksmith's The Black Keys tracks. Don't really like TBK to listen to, but they are fun (YCRTA easy) to play.

    And now Jessica, as it's one that's actually stuck and I can play :laugh: it outside of Rocksmith.
     
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    If we can substitute "can play" for "wish I could play" then The Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter. It's just got one of those play forever turnaround vibes about it :)
     
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    If we're going "wish I could play..." How long have you got? :laugh:
     
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    Yeah, that's a whoooooole other thread. It still amazes me me how good the stones were in the 60's and even early 70's, but after that they've been very average at best. Shame.
     
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    Where do u start no rocksmith stuff in there

    Jovi. Living on a prayer, dead or alive, runaway, in and out of love, bad name, social disease hell all of slippery when wet.
    Anything by poison :)
    Silent lucidity and empire
    Where do u start with the Beatles day tripper, across the universe too mannnnnny
    Purple haze, little wing
    Purple rain
     
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    Reading Keef's autobiography he blames Jagger for it, wanting to try and go with whatever the current musical trend of the time was, whereas he wanted to do stuff like Exile. I'm sure Jagger would probably blame Richards though :laugh:
     
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    Only a few songs I can play all the way through, so guess they have to be my favourites!

    Weather With You - Crowded House
    Starman - David Bowie
    All Right Now - Free
    Hey Zoe - Jimi Hendrix
    You've Lost That Lovin Feelin - The Firm
     
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    Any song that starts clean then goes heavy. There's nothing more enjoyable than playing a clean intro riff, then stomping on a pedal for that distorted oomph! especially when you're playing through an amp.

    Songs like; Iron Maiden's "Murders in the Rue Morgue", Metallica's "Battery", Slayer's "Spill the Blood"

    One song I don't know how to play yet, but plan on working out, is Black Tide's "Warriors of Time", amazing to think they were only 15~16 years old when they wrote this song.
    Black Tide - Warriors Of Time
     
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    There's not a lot that I can actually play, but from what I can,

    See You, Marigold - Foo Fighters
    Live Forever - Oasis (mainly just the solo though)
     
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    What's easy and fun on an acoustic?
     
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    Check out Justin's easy course online. Some great songs to get you started. Walk The Line by Johhny Cash is as easy or hard as you want it to be. Just three chords, A, D and E will get you through it. And it sounds real good when you get the strum pattern nailed.
     
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    I do have the Justin book, but for some reason I can never get the strum patterns right on the easy songs and they end up sound awful.
     
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    It's really is just a matter if practicing. The book does a great job of showing and explaining the strumming patterns.

    You could try Justin's Really Useful Strumming Techniques videos that Bilbo mentioned in the other thread.

    Not sure if the actual lessons for then in the site, but you can download the mp4 version for around £8. Well worth it.
     
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    They can sometimes feel a bit robotic if taken straight from the pages. I think it is just experience of being able to translate a written pattern into a real-life breathing strum pattern. I'm really not very good at interpreting them myself yet either. But a quick referral on Justin's site to the related video should see you fine. My fingers were positively stinging last night when Walk The Line finally clicked :eek:
     
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    I'll take a look, some of Justin's YouTube videos tend to annoy me though as he takes so long to get to the point. IMO.
     
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    A lot of the beginner songs work a whole lot better if you sing along with them, so I'm told. Not that I can. Sing or sing along, it's as much as I can do to get the strumming right and change chords at the right time :)
     
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    If you already have the book then there is no need to sit through the entire lesson. Just watch/listen to the first 30 or so seconds just to hear the strum pattern in action. Then off you go, your can always refer back when you hit the inevitable brick wall later on as I usually do :)
     
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    I really enjoy playing Blackbird by The Beatles. Once you get the finger picking sorted it's so much fun and sounds amazing.
    The Beatles - Blackbird (official video)


    I also enjoy Many of Horror by Biffy Clyro.
    Biffy Clyro - Many of Horror (When We Collide)


    Also.... Red At Night by The Gaslight Anthem on my acoustic guitar.
    The Gaslight Anthem - Red at Night


    I don't know if you can tell, but I'm a sucker for acoustic songs :smashin:
     
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    Interesting to note that even with all of Paul McCartney's cash he STILL had to make do with a right-handed guitar flipped upside-down if he wanted something decent to play. Guess the selection was even worse back in the day :eek:
     
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    Mary Had A Little Lamb by SRV is my fave tipple when browsing guitar shops!!
     
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    That's the last song my tutor tried to teach me:D
     
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    It's a good un, nice little riff and funky solo
     
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    I posted this before you joined, at my next lesson I learnt it needed a few more chords on the end!
    Found the Hendrix E chord really hard to go back and forward to quickly. And the end slide tricky at speed, its at the edge of what I can learn at the moment.

    60 Mary Had A Little Lamb by AndrewH13 on SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds
     

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    Sweet Sounds perfect.

    I loved that 'blues by the bar' too… we so need a jam… We seem to have a similar style of playing
     

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