#1
Well basically, I'm at stage now where I really want to expand and build my repertoire of songs that are pretty much standards that every guitarist should know how to play (i.e. songs like Sweet Home Alabama, Purple Haze ect)

So I'm appealing to you good people here at UG for some suggestions of songs that would be a good start at building my knowledge of standard guitar classics. And as a reference I don't really want to limit myself to one genre, so whether it be jazz or rock of funk or metal, I'd love to hear some suggestions.

Cheers!!!
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#3
Quote by DiminishedFifth
Whichever songs you like.


Any suggestions of songs then that you think would be good as a guitar player learn???
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Quote by DanBrown93
Any suggestions of songs then that you think would be good as a guitar player learn???

whichever songs you like would be good for you to learn as a guitar player
#5
Quote by DanBrown93
Any suggestions of songs then that you think would be good for a guitar player to learn in order to get better?


Ahh that's a much better question. (edited for clarity)

Try some of these, if you don't like them don't bother. The main point is to enjoy your playing.

Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Blackbird - The Beatles

These might be a nice intro to finger picking.
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Quote by conor-figgy
Ahh that's a much better question. (edited for clarity)

Try some of these, if you don't like them don't bother. The main point is to enjoy your playing.

Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Blackbird - The Beatles

These might be a nice intro to finger picking.


Thank you, that's exactly what I meant
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#8
oh shut up with your political correctness.

A classic repetoire would definetly include some of these:

Oasis - Wonderwall
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
AC/DC - Thunderstruck; Highway to Hell
Tenacious D - Tribute; **** her Gently
Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Blue Bossa
Eagles - Hotel California
Green Day - Wake me Up When September Ends
Guns N Roses - November Rain
Eric Clapton - Knocking on HEavens Door
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
All the songs from the Beatles 1 album
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Stevie Wonder - Isn't she Lovely
I don't Need no Doctor (I don't know who made this originally)
Toto - Hold the Line
12-bar blues and minor-blues
Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman
Pink Floyd - Mother
Queen - Another one bites the dust

train your ear to find the chords for simple pop songs. They are mostly centered around I, III, IV, V and VI.
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Twelve bar blues.
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Quote by DiminishedFifth
Whichever songs you like.


No dude, there is a list...
A non-written list.

I believe that some of those songs are:
House Of The Rising Sun,
Smells Like Teen Spirit,
Stairway To Heaven,
Tears In Heaven,
Sweet Child O' Mine,
Nothing Else Matters,
Enter Sandman,
Californication,
Under The Bridge,
Crazy Train,
Sweet Home Alabama,
Iron Man,
Paranoid,
Wish You Were Here (OK, I exactly don't know this one - I don't like Pink Floyd!),
Blackbird (and I also don't know this one 'cause there are better Beatles songs),
More Than Words,
Holiday or American Idiot,
Good Riddance,
Symphony Of Destruction (I got a drummer friend that managed to play the main riff!),
Rockin' In The Free World,
Smoke On The Water...
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#12
OMG I just got the most powerful deja vu moment ever from this thread..

OT:
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Knocking on Heavens Door - G'n'R
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
American Idiot - Greenday
Born to Run - The Boss (Springsteen)
Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
Blowin' In the Wind - Bob Dylan
You Shook Me All Night Long - ACDC
Back In Black - ACDC
Thunderstruck - ACDC
Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
Iron Man - Black Sabbath
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
18 and life - Skid Row
Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash
I'm Gonna Be - The Proclaimers
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Eruption - Van Halen
Kickapoo - Tenacious D
Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix
Under the Bridge - RHCP
Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
Born to be Wild - Steppenwolf
Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow
Wonderwall - Oasis
Song 2 - Blur
Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Tush - ZZ Top
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Whiskey in the Jar - Whatever version you like
Free Fallin' - Again whoever you like best
Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas
YYZ - Rush
Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Black Magic Woman - Santana
Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
Ace of Spades - Motörhead
...Starting to get tired at this point, as I just came from a tough gym pass, so will just namedrop some big bands that really any of their greatest hits would be considered a classic
Metallica
Bon Jovi
Iron Maiden
The Beatles
Rolling Stones
Elvis Presley
Aerosmith
Led Zeppelin
Queen
Mötley Crue
Eric Clapton
Dio
GH3 Songs
And if you want ze womanz (and only then!):
Nickelback
Bruno Mars
Coldplay
Kings of Leon

Yeah, I know I missed a lot and that many have been posted already, but I don't care
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Last edited by Muffinz at Jan 25, 2012,
#14
It's a shame almost every song written in this thread is crappy. Hence why I said "What you want", because I would never learn any of those (save for maybe "Stairway to Heaven" because my dad asked me to awhile ago).
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Quote by cheesecakes4
oh shut up with your political correctness.

A classic repetoire would definetly include some of these:

Oasis - Wonderwall
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
AC/DC - Thunderstruck; Highway to Hell
Tenacious D - Tribute; **** her Gently
Bob Dylan - Blowin' in the Wind
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
Blue Bossa
Eagles - Hotel California
Green Day - Wake me Up When September Ends
Guns N Roses - November Rain
Eric Clapton - Knocking on HEavens Door
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
All the songs from the Beatles 1 album
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Stevie Wonder - Isn't she Lovely
I don't Need no Doctor (I don't know who made this originally)
Toto - Hold the Line
12-bar blues and minor-blues
Fleetwood Mac - Black Magic Woman
Pink Floyd - Mother
Queen - Another one bites the dust

train your ear to find the chords for simple pop songs. They are mostly centered around I, III, IV, V and VI.


Why on earth would you want to learn a load of songs that every other guitarist knows? How generic do you want to be? Taken as a whole this list just says "boring middle aged man music" to me.

Any such list is futile. Just learn the songs you like, not things someone else thinks you ought to be able to play.
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Why on earth would you want to learn a load of songs that every other guitarist knows? How generic do you want to be? Taken as a whole this list just says "boring middle aged man music" to me.

Any such list is futile. Just learn the songs you like, not things someone else thinks you ought to be able to play.


Yeah, but it's still cool to be able to play something someone knows now and then if someone asks you. Or if someone wants to jam. And it's also often appreciated by your audience when playing gigs. And you don't necesarrily have to play them note for note as the record; making old classics your own is really cool in my opinion. Also, nobody is saying that you should learn only classics, but it sure is nice to have them under your belt for when you need them.

Just my 2c.
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yeah, dunno wtf happened there
Was really tired when I made that list
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