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memorized
28 28%
played from beginning to end (not perfectly)
27 27%
played with a backing track
11 11%
played with a band
6 6%
nailed 100%
27 27%
Voters: 99.
#1
That.
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When…

memorized
played from beginning to end
pulled out with a backing track
pulled out with a band
nailed 100%
#2
I see no poll.

None of the above. If I know most of it I consider it learned.

I usually play by ear, so I don't necessarily go through and learn every part. If I don't get one part I normally don't go back to learn it.
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#3
Nailed 100%
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#6
When i can play it naked infront of my dad with my tongue.
And played from beginning to end.
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#10
when you say "played", do you mean memorized, or just played once? I'm assuming memorized and voting played beginning to end.
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#11
Its very rare to actually be able to play a song in front of people 100% perfect 100% of the time. Id say if you can play it with a band more or less right (especially with a bad drummer.... thats a challenge) youve learned it.
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#12
When I have worked out the chords being used/melody/riff. I never go into detail really
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#13
I don't think you can fully learn any song you yourself did not write. That might just be me though.
#14
Nailed 100% from memory for all the instruments in said song I am capable of playing.
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#15
When I get as much of it as I can play. I usually get stuck on the solos, because they're too fast. Therefore, there are very few songs that I can play all the way through, and they're just a bunch of repeating riffs, anyway.
#16
When I can vaugley play most of the riffs. I don't normally learn solos note for note unless I really like the solo.
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#17
a song is learned when you can play it beginning to end by yourself and you have learned every nuance and technique that the player uses. lots of people can play along to songs and not play it how the player is playing

EDIT: sorry for the overuse of the word play
#18
When I can play most of it by memory with few mistakes.
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#19
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a song is learned when you can play it beginning to end by yourself and you have learned every nuance and technique that the player uses. lots of people can play along to songs and not play it how the player is playing

EDIT: sorry for the overuse of the word play


You shouldn't necessarily play it exactly how the original is played. You should develop your own style, unless you really want to emulate another guitarist note for note. That's up to you I guess.

When I can play the entire song from start to finish and it sounds good, I consider it learned. It probably won't be the same as the original, but I won't be happy until I've eliminated all 'mistakes', ie anything that sounds bad.
#20
I think a song's learned, and really learned, when you can start having fun with it. If you have to really focus on what you're doing and how you're playing it, you havent learned it- you're still working to play.

When I can play a song, and either jump around and get into it or play with some friends, then I've really got it learned. Especially if I'm comfortable enough to improvise or add my own touches to it.