#1
Hi guys,

I've been playing for about 6 years now.. ever since I was a young sprout, I'm self taught.. I know bits and pieces of music theory and my chording is excellent IMO.

The stuff I've been playing seems like it'd be good for warm-ups.. but I was wondering.. what would really challenge me during my practice sessions?

The music I really love to listen to is old rock like the Grateful Dead or Led Zeppelin and newer jam bands like Widespread Panic.

Any ideas for a song for me to practice?

Thanks a lot people!
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#5
Deep Purple- Smoke on the water


Just kidding hah, Al di Meola- Medditerannean sundance(the one with paco de lucia)
Extremely hard.

Also some steve vai/satch stuff.
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#6
may be you should look at jason becker or classical music. there are lots of tabs in here.
#8
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steve vai - tender surrender


Fuck yes.

After 6 years, Tender Surrender should be at a level where you can comfortably play most parts in a technical aspect, but still have one hell of challenge getting close to the emotion and desire put into the original song.

I think it's as important to mentally challenge yourself as it is to physically, of course the two correlate - but emotionally and mentally Tender Surrender is extremely challenging.

Some other songs of similar spirit are:

Joe Satriani - Always With Me, Always With You.
Steve Vai - Whispering A Prayer.
Steve Vai - Lotus Feet.
Joe Satriani - Midnight.
Joe Satriani - Day At The Beach.
Eric Johnson - When The Sun Meets The Sky.

And especially...

Joe Satriani - Cryin'.
#9
Can you improv solo?
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#10
Yeah I can..

And people.. I don't want to listen to Steve Vai or Joe Satriani. Don't get me wrong.. I respect their style of playing. But I want to play stuff that I'm interested in.

Al Di Meola however, very intriguing.
My gear:

MIJ Squier Stratocaster

Washburn WR150 Quilted Top

Oscar Schmidt Semi-hollow Delta King

Epiphone Hummingbird

Amps: Fender Eighty-Five
#11
Try Little Wing by SRV and learn the main parts then improv solo.

edit- you might want to broaden your musical taste if you want songs that will challenge you
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#12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooQned79Hkc&search=canon%20in%20d

Watch that, then learn it. It's a challenge, for sure, but ive only been playing for 2 years and i can play the whole thing. Then again, im Jesus.
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Badge by Cream, Im sorry i like the band Cream.
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#19
At some point in time you grow out of playing other peoples music constantly.. try writting some of your own, thats when your taking your guitar playing to a new level, imo.
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