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Old 07-24-2006, 07:23 PM   #1
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How long does it take you to learn a song?

It takes me a day and a half
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:29 PM   #2
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depends on how hard it is. I've been working on Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson for 3 weeks.
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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bout two days (just learned santeria) took me a month to learn under the bridge (i kept forgeting the outro) but for stuff like hotel california it takes a while because it is a long musical piece (maybe a week if i try)
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Old 07-24-2006, 07:40 PM   #4
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well it depends on how difficult/long the piece is but usually between 2 days and a week...
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:01 PM   #5
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Easier songs are about a day or two, harder ones a week and I don't concentrate on only one song at a time.

Though I've been practicing Asturias for two weeks now.
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:05 PM   #6
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umm maybe a day.. i learned Classic Gas by Eric Clapton in like a couple of hours of time
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Old 07-24-2006, 08:12 PM   #7
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Yeah, if the song is easy, I can play along with the song the first time seeing the tab. But thats only if its really easy **** like crap blink 182 and greenday stuff. which i don't play.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:42 PM   #8
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It take me... depending on the song... about 10 minutes. Yes I'm a freak I know.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:54 PM   #9
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Depends if I'm really in the mood to conquer a song or just want to learn the intro
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:56 PM   #10
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If some Guitar master with about 10 and more experience of playing guitar, how long would it take him to learn a song?

Would he be able to just read the Tab and play as he reads ?
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:01 PM   #11
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If some Guitar master with about 10 and more experience of playing guitar, how long would it take him to learn a song?

Would he be able to just read the Tab and play as he reads ?


as long as it takes to learn a Fall Out Boy song blindfolded...not very long
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:05 PM   #12
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:10 PM   #13
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If some Guitar master with about 10 and more experience of playing guitar, how long would it take him to learn a song?

Would he be able to just read the Tab and play as he reads ?


I?m pretty sure I?m not a level ten or what ever that means but I just learned three full songs today one from Abbey Road (and I don?t remember witch one), ZZtop Legs and Tuesdays gone.

maybe I'm just weird
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:18 PM   #14
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depends on the song and technicallity. For instance:

Clapton- 1/2 a week for the whole song

RHCP- 1/2 a day to 2 days
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Old 07-24-2006, 10:30 PM   #15
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depends on the song...usually an hour or two...if it takes longer...take a break and come back to it later or you'll just get frustrated...
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Old 07-25-2006, 12:15 AM   #16
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it takes a while because i learn the first half of like 4 songs one week and dont finish the rest til later. i need to start doing one at a time lol
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:52 AM   #17
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Depends by what you mean when you say learn a song. I can play it through once ofter hearing it once and have it nailed. Otherwise, nail it while sight reading the tabs for the first time. WOuld usually nail a solo, intro or outro about 90% acurate first play, and just take note of where the errors were and fix it next time. But then again, I have been plying for over 20 years! So, I suppose experience does make a big difference. You learn to spot patens and themes and very few guys deviate, and even when they do, it's usually been done before.

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Old 07-25-2006, 03:13 PM   #18
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as everyone else already said, it obviously depends on the song... but i'd say anywhere between 15 minutes and a month or two.
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:47 PM   #19
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Depends on technicality of the piece
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Old 07-25-2006, 08:37 PM   #20
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A classical piece can take me about 3 months or more to master it.
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