#1
What songs do people (who know you decently) EXPECT you to be able to play but you can't?

For me it's Rivendell and The Trees by Rush. Anyone who knows me well knows I love Rush, yet I can't play a note of either of these two songs on acoustic guitar.



Anyone else?
#2
Iron man, I was in a guitar store and someone asked if I knew any black sabbath.. I completely forgot the riff
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#3
I dunno how to play any of the typical songs on the 'Top 20 songs you must know if you play guitar'. I don't like classic rock.
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#4
I'm confused. Do you mean can't play technically, or don't know the song?
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#5
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I dunno how to play any of the typical songs on the 'Top 20 songs you must know if you play guitar'. I don't like classic rock.

i dont mind it but im sick of people treating classic 60's and 70's rock as the end all and nothing has been made since thats as good
#6
EVERY non guitarist expect guitar players to know the two classics Stairway To heaven and Smoke On The Water. I've been asked if I know how to play it before lol.
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#7
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I'm confused. Do you mean can't play technically, or don't know the song?



Songs that someone would expect you personally to know how to play as a musician, but you don't know how to play them.
#8
I rarely learn songs all the way through, so pretty much all of them.

I know riffs from songs, but I never bother to sit and learn a song all the way through.
#9
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EVERY non guitarist expect guitar players to know the two classics Stairway To heaven and Smoke On The Water. I've been asked if I know how to play it before lol.



I don't know either of them, mostly because I can't be bothered.
#10
There's always some pseudo-hippie dumbass who has that one folk song in his head that I've never even heard of. And guitarists of course have to know every obnoxious watered down 4 chord folk song EVER, lyrics included.
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#11
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I rarely learn songs all the way through, so pretty much all of them.

I know riffs from songs, but I never bother to sit and learn a song all the way through.


thank god im not alone..i never learn all the way through.. i always seem to get asked to play under the bridge frmo the chilli peppers
#12
Well Stairway to Heaven. I've just never bothered learning it. All of my friends listen to different music than I and so they always want me to play something from an artist that they like, but I don't like and don't know how to play. So instead I unleash some Megadeth on them.
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#13
"Hey, you're into metal, right?"

"yup!"

"play some metallica!"

*stares blankly*

"play some judas priest!"

*stares blankly*

"play some Iron Maiden!"

*stares blankly*

"Well what CAN you play?"

*plays New Millenium Cyanide Christ from Meshuggah*

*other person walks away*


True story.
#15
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Also, I remember a couple years back, the school's band was playing Sweet Child o' Mine.
Their guitarist (now my best friend haha) failed miserably at the guitar parts.
I would always tell everyone I was better...then a couple months later I brought my guitar to school and someone asked me to play it and I couldn't ..
Keep in mind we were 12 :P
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#16
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What songs do people (who know you decently) EXPECT you to be able to play but you can't?

For me it's Rivendell and The Trees by Rush. Anyone who knows me well knows I love Rush, yet I can't play a note of either of these two songs on acoustic guitar.



Anyone else?



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#18
Quote by ikitson
And we expect no more of you.



I might be a Rush fan and guitarist but that's no reason to slavishly copy every move Alex Lifeson makes.

Now give me a bass and I could whack out Prime Mover or YYZ pretty easily.
#19
Considering the area I live in...Freebird, Stairway to Heaven, Iron Man, Raining Blood, One, Hell's Bells, Walk (not so much though), Smoke On The Water, Highway to Hell, Sweet Home Alabama and...some others.
#20
I don't know how to play Sweet Child, and really am against learning it.
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#22
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I can't play either of them because they're shit.


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#23
I never learned how to play Sweet Child of Mine, I've forgotten how to play Stairway to Heaven.. I don't know, what songs do people expect you to be able to play?