#1
After a few hours of learning notes, and learning to switch between them, i was staring at the tab of "a horse with no name" and thought heck, I'll give my own little jig a try, heres what i came out with. I use a series of 3 notes, E minor, G with no 5th fret, and D 6/9. Keep in mind this is my first little dig. I also would love some suggestions on an intro and maybe even a solo. I also sped this up 100%.

EDIT:
Couldn't upload to profile, here it is on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9fEbLYpyAA

Thanks in advance,

Zern
Last edited by zern at Feb 7, 2009,
#2
haha man don't speed your music up, no one will respect you :P

pretty damn awesome for your second day though.

btw the term is riff not rift.
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#3
Congrats you madr it to the second day. A lot of beginner guitarists don't after the murder that happens to their fingertips(Press it harder!)
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#4
Hehe, yeah i noticed it was riff, anyway, I just learned Fur Elise, the chorus to Crazy Train, and a few Scales. Hoping to build off this one, But anyone know how to create a good intro?
#5
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Congrats you madr it to the second day. A lot of beginner guitarists don't after the murder that happens to their fingertips(Press it harder!)


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Good job m8! You seem to be advancing quite quickly
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That's what she said.


Good job m8! You seem to be advancing quite quickly



Thanks a ton, What other note could better this, i've been playing with my guitar and a chord chart and so far I like,Amsus4.

(oh and by the way, my fingers are completely numb and purple atm. Can't wait for guitar fingers :P)
Last edited by zern at Feb 7, 2009,
#7
Cool man, practice makes perfect, just keep at it and those fingers will come, and it's so much nicer when they do...

I don't think there is necessarily any one way to make a good intro, maybe just trial and, error, I think that's the way it is with writing music, you start out, and some aren't so great, but then you start to develop a talent for it.

Keep it up. Crit for crit?

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1061877
#8
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Cool man, practice makes perfect, just keep at it and those fingers will come, and it's so much nicer when they do...

I don't think there is necessarily any one way to make a good intro, maybe just trial and, error, I think that's the way it is with writing music, you start out, and some aren't so great, but then you start to develop a talent for it.

Keep it up. Crit for crit?

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1061877


Will do, btw gotta fix that youtube vid, its broken .
#9
For your second day this is pretty good, I remember for my first few days I was still trying to get smoke on the water right ^^; you seem pretty determined with it so keep that attitude and ignore the purple fingers!! xD
#10
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For your second day this is pretty good, I remember for my first few days I was still trying to get smoke on the water right ^^; you seem pretty determined with it so keep that attitude and ignore the purple fingers!! xD


:P Just learned mary had a little lamb... Did you learn the whole song, or just the simple riff?
#11
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Keep at it, everyone has potential it needs to sound all nice and clean though, your guitar sounds like a banjo! Make sure you can here every note cleanly.



Hehe just retuned it, the reason it sounds like a banjo is the speed of it, sped it up 100%. Anyway, some notes are nulled cause im not used to switching to fast

thanks a ton.
#12
hmmm i guess thats pretty good for 2nd day, who knows what i was i doin my 2nd day playing, the speedin up thing is a no no, and its sounded like your guitar was outta tune mbut just take some time get all those notes in clearly you'll do just fine
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hmmm i guess thats pretty good for 2nd day, who knows what i was i doin my 2nd day playing, the speedin up thing is a no no, and its sounded like your guitar was outta tune mbut just take some time get all those notes in clearly you'll do just fine


Will do, I'm having trouble incorporating the d chord in my music, any suggestions?
#15
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hmmm i guess thats pretty good for 2nd day, who knows what i was i doin my 2nd day playing, the speedin up thing is a no no, and its sounded like your guitar was outta tune mbut just take some time get all those notes in clearly you'll do just fine


His guitar sounded out of tune because of the speed up
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#16
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His guitar sounded out of tune because of the speed up


I'm having trouble tuning it, i gotta get my dad to do it for me, any tips on how to tune it?
#17
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I'm having trouble tuning it, i gotta get my dad to do it for me, any tips on how to tune it?


Oh, well there's 2 ways really.

Get someone to play the same note you need to tune to on an instrument (preferably guitar), and then tune the string with that note until it sounds the same. Make sure the person is playing in the right octave otherwise it might be pretty hard.

Or you can just buy an electric tuner, when using it you'll have to mess around with the string until it's at the right note, but don't tune rapidly cos if you go too high your string will snap :P
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#21
Oh ok, sweet, btw check out my new song in my profile called jam, its a expanded version of this song, with a few new chords and a different strummining pattern.
#22
Ha, well creating music on my second day of learning was never even close to my mind.
I was intent on just getting the basics done.
You seem very ambitious. Kudos!
As for the song, it's rushed, as mentioned, and perhaps a tiny bit too harsh, but that's probably just my own preferences peeking through.
Great job for a first attempt though, and so early!

Also, thanks for the crit.

-Alpha
#23
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Ha, well creating music on my second day of learning was never even close to my mind.
I was intent on just getting the basics done.
You seem very ambitious. Kudos!
As for the song, it's rushed, as mentioned, and perhaps a tiny bit too harsh, but that's probably just my own preferences peeking through.
Great job for a first attempt though, and so early!

Also, thanks for the crit.

-Alpha


By harsh im guessing loud, or over strummed? Well theres two reasons for that, my guitar was a bit close to the mic, and i guess i was a little forcefull with my hand . I learned some other basic strum pattern I'll try to use to help with that problem, thanks for the crit back
#24
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:P Just learned mary had a little lamb... Did you learn the whole song, or just the simple riff?


lol, nice one! =P nah it was just that simple riff, my first few days were pretty disorientating I found! didn't have a clue what I was doing! =D twinkle twinkle little star next buddy!
#25
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lol, nice one! =P nah it was just that simple riff, my first few days were pretty disorientating I found! didn't have a clue what I was doing! =D twinkle twinkle little star next buddy!


Hehe, i sorta feel like that, I almost got the whole " horse with no name" song down, just a little confused on strumming pattern, but i gotta go learn twinkle twinkle now. :P I know the riff of smoke on the water it was the first thing i learned