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Acoustic Guitar

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  1. Kanned

    Kanned Beast

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    When it comes to playing the guitar, my love revolves around mellow acoustic strumming and finger picking. Pretty much every weekend my friends and I round up with some other random people and have a fire, drink, etc... I'm the hippie who pulls out my guitar when buzzed and amuses everyone by playing and singing. I'm just wondering if any of you play and/or enjoy the same type of music. If so, suggest some songs similar to my genre please =)... I'm running low on songs I want to learn. I'm not awesome, but I can play well enough to make it through a song(with a few minor "adjustments" at hard parts =P) while singing. Here are a few songs to give you a better idea of my likings.

    Sublime - Rivers of Babylon
    Kansas - Dust in the wind
    Green Day - Good Riddance (I don't really like this song, but it was one of the first I learned, so it stuck.)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge and Scar Tissue
    Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven

    Edit: If anyone can find me the correct strumming and/or solo tabs for Sashamon - "Necta(Butterfly song)", I will seriously love you. long time. I wish to play that song like whoa =D.

    - Sean
     
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  2. TommyTheCat

    TommyTheCat Gonzo Scientist

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    Dust in the wind? Fuckin A...

    Seriously though, my friends are in a band (in Cali now) and always played acoustic stuff whether sublime, tenacious d, incubus, and their own songs. If you care they're www.myspace.com/smugrocks .

    Try learning Incubus - Mexico. That's a good one. Me, I find the challenge in trying to figure out songs like Tetragrammaton by The Mars Volta. That and Soothsayer by Buckethead. (No, I'm not good - but I try).
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i used to do that shit in college all the time....

    if i were to do it now, and it was a co-ed crowd, i'd probably rip out some of these:

    guns N roses - patience
    incubus - drive
    that gay matchbox 20 song that i don't know the name of
    zakk wylde - between heaven and hell
    tantric - breakdown
    STP - plush
    staind - its been a while
    radiohead - streetfire
    puddle of mudd - control
    pearl jam - yellow ledbetter
    life of agony - my mind is dangerous
    hinder - lips of an angel
    dave mathews - what would you say
    daughtry - its not over
    crossfade - colors
    cold- wasted years
    breaking benjamin - diary of jane
    anberlin - cadence
    alice in chains - got me wrong
    30 seconds to mars - from yesterday
    10 years - wasteland







    never heard of sashamon....
     
  4. Kanned

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    Yeah, dust in the wind. What!? Haha, yeah I know... I'm a sucker for classic. I'll check out that Incubus song tomorrow, thanks.

    Sol, you just reminded me how bad I wanted to learn Lips of an Angel, thanks. I had a few light bulbs light up looking at that list =D. I didn't know of Sashamon until I heard it in my bro's truck. Some hippie guy lol. Either way, he has a really catchy song with some guitar I like. Here's a link to it - YouTube - Sashamon "Necta" Butterfly Song

    Also, when suggesting, if you have a link to the correct tabs or video lesson, that would be great. It's so hard to find the real stuff instead of all of the entire solo that you play on one fucking string shit you find everywhere =P
     
  5. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    wow i got through about 18 seconds of that crap before i closed my browser. lol

    "learn" lip of an angel... are you serious? its 3 friggin chords.


    as for tabs, i rarely use them...

    they are all wrong.

    i have a pretty good ear and can pretty much pick up anything after hearing it (within reason of course)
     
  6. Kanned

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    I admit the guy is weird in a homo kind of way, but I enjoy the song for some reason. Yay for opinions... Yeah, I want to "learn" it lol. I'm not skilled enough to play something just from hearing it, so I have to look at the tabs. I understand most song's strumming patterns are very simple, but I don't have time to practice on the weekdays hardly. I have to sit down, read the chords, and practice it for a few minutes. I consider that learning =P Good thing I make more than 8 bucks an hour or I'd be a complete fuck up, huh? =X

    Edit: I'll leave up my pissy comments because they've probably been read already, but my bad. This afternoon hasn't been the greatest and my menstrual cycle kicked in I guess.
     
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  7. TheBurghCrx

    TheBurghCrx NA B16 Crx

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    When I started playing I learned nothing but chord structure and blues riffs....Learn Blues its the basis of all guitar playing. Then learn how to play Led Zepplin..I got on a huge Zepplin kick through college...I can play Stairway to heaven w/ my eyes closed, half/drunk, w/ a cigarette hanging out my mouth...haha

    What kind of guitar do you have?
     
  8. TommyTheCat

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    The Irish Recording Association Army is going to shut down tabs? :ph34r: Just like they killed pirating, eh?
     
  9. Capt. Orygun

    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    Tandy 400: Still Broken.

    Learn to Play Tequila Sunrise, the girls around here dig the Eagles. The bridge sucks though, it has an augmented bar chord
     
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    i don't know jack shit about the skill/talent that goes into these songs but this is a big list of songs that have acoustic potential

    100 Greatest Rock Ballads

    i personally like dust in the wind also, and its #33 on that list
     
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  11. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    good old
    Don Maclean "American Pie"
    you should learn that one, you can always get people singing along with you to that one. it's a good song that gets people in the spirit of reminiscing
     
  12. pissedoffsol

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    god help me if i hear that song one more time...

    i think i'd get up and leave. lol
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Everything by Priesidents of the United States of America.

    "Little dune buggay! in the sayand.."
     
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