#1
Hey guys, calling out Iron Maiden junkies! I am looking to tackle my first maiden song and looking for suggestions. I'm playing about 14 months so most of them might be above me right now. Any suggestions on which ones to start with? I don't want to go through 12 albums of tabs! Thanks!!!
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#3
Honestly, the first Maiden song I learned was "Fear of the Dark." It's not to terribly difficult.
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#4
The trooper. It's only galloping for most of the song. I've learned all but the solo so far.
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#5
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#6
I just played through run to the hill and it looks attainable. The solo scared me a bit until i noticed in this case fast doesn't mean hard. Thanks for the posts guys!
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Ibanez JEM 7V
Jackson SL2H Soloist
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Marshall 1960a 4x12
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#8
Benjamin Breeg!!!!

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#9
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Honestly, the first Maiden song I learned was "Fear of the Dark." It's not to terribly difficult.

agreed
#10
As said, Fear Of The Dark and Number Of The Beast are fairly doable for a beginner.
Run To The Hills looks pretty nice too, but I haven't tried it.
The major problem with FotD is that it appears to be so much at one time.
I'd suggest the Learn To Play Iron Maiden DVD from licklibrary too, I tried NotB off of it when I started palying but you'll need the basics down first, however.
#11
Run to the Hills took me about 20 minutes until I had the whole thing down. The only stump to get past was the solo speed, but it is just the Em pentatonic so it was all a matter of shredding and landing on the right notes, heh.

Powerslave tomorrow. I have the first solo down, but Dave's is too hard for me. Then Number of the Beast!
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Jackson SL2H Soloist
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Line 6 Pod x3 Live
#12
The trooper, it isnt very hard, just start at a lower tempo and build up. within 2-3 days u'll be up and running of course im not talking about the solo though
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#13
Flight of Icarus and Wrathchild are relatively "easy".
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#14
Definitely those two, Wrathchild is probably the easiest though.
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#15
Once you get past the rhythm of the first lick in Iron Maiden, its a really easy song.

And I guess every song is great to learn, but the later stuff will give the biggest challenges I think.
#17
First song I recently learned of Iron Maiden was Fear of the Dark. The second one was The Trooper, I have all but the solos down. I only need to get my timing on a couple parts better. Learn Aces High as well, I'm surprised no one has suggested it. It's actually very easy.
#18
Quote by holden93
Honestly, the first Maiden song I learned was "Fear of the Dark." It's not to terribly difficult.


+1 nice place to start learning alternate picking as well.