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Guitar Songs

  1. Feb 13, 2008 #1
    Im learning to play the guitar, have a really nice sounding spanish acoustic guitar by gb&a. I can play chords pretty well, and play some leads too, but I dont know what songs to move on to. Ive been able to play dance of death (a little slow on the leads), stairway to heaven, wish you were here, but dont know what else to play. Any suggestions as to what to move on to next?
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  3. Feb 13, 2008 #2
    Free Bird
  4. Feb 13, 2008 #3
    OMG, thats the most common response. Just go to a tab website and search the name of a musician you like. Eric Clapton has plenty of great acoustic stuff.
  5. Feb 13, 2008 #4
    Free Bird... whom is it by?
  6. Feb 13, 2008 #5
    I think the first song I learned to play on the guitar was "Knockin' On Heaven's Door". Any early Dylan or Leonard Cohen is great.

    Whatever music you like to listen to is a great way to start.
  7. Feb 13, 2008 #6
    Lynyrd Skynyrd
  8. Feb 13, 2008 #7

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  9. Feb 13, 2008 #8
    Smoke on the water, duh! :tongue2:

    I just bought myself a bass guitar. I've always wanted one and decided it would be a birthday gift to myself. As expected, I suck at it... but it's fun.
  10. Feb 13, 2008 #9
    :smile: Yeah. I learned to play smoke on the water a while ago. I love playing the lead, but Im just not fast enough for it to sound right. Love GnR, knocking on heavens door is amazing! GnR is outta this world...
  11. Feb 13, 2008 #10
    Thank you! The notes really help.
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  12. Feb 14, 2008 #11
    You should get an electric, I know some really cool songs for that.
  13. Feb 14, 2008 #12
    Ive got an electric too, just dont have a processor. A basic amp and speaker...
  14. Feb 15, 2008 #13
    Even basic amps should have a distortion channel on them. My crappy $50 amp has one.
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    Anything by the Gipsy Kings!

    Djobi, Djoba is a personal favorite.
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    I just about spit my coffee on my screen.
  18. Feb 15, 2008 #17
    Lol. That was supposed to be a joke.

    acoustic: My Name is Jonas

    electric: (It depends if you can shred or not) Dragonforce has some pretty challenging shredding songs. The beginning of Through the Fire and Flames has some acoustic in it as well. It all depends on how well you can tremello pick and shred.

    If you want a REAL challenge on electric, start listening to Steve Vai.
  19. Feb 16, 2008 #18
    Steve Vai? I probably sound so green, Id give broccoli competition.
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