#1
So, can anyone tell me some intermediate(or hell, even simple/basic as long as they sound ok) Indie or Alternative Songs I could learn on either acoustic/electric guitar? Thanks in advance!
#2
anything from interpol and most sonic youth (on proper tunning)
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#5
Quote by unplugtheradio
hmmm...i'd have to agree with sonic youth.

death cab is easy too...hmm...

neutral milk hotel


oh there's tons of bands that are just chords, like NMH.

and death cab has some pretty mind****ing stuff on their first albums, I can't figure out some riffs from The Photo Album, and company calls isn't exactly an easy song.
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#6
Chords for Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots are pretty simple but sound great
same goes for Libertines - Music When the Lights Go Out
two of my favourite acoustic songs there.

A lot of stuff by The Strokes too. Lead to 12:51 is cool without being too difficult, and Ize of the World too.
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Quote by sponj
oh there's tons of bands that are just chords, like NMH.

and death cab has some pretty mind****ing stuff on their first albums, I can't figure out some riffs from The Photo Album, and company calls isn't exactly an easy song.


well, i was assuming he would go out and find new DC, haha.

hmm....

maybe the cramps? no...they're no good.

ooohh.

blister on the sun - The Violent Femmes

some joy division.
#8
Quote by unplugtheradio
well, i was assuming he would go out and find new DC, haha.

hmm....

maybe the cramps? no...they're no good.

ooohh.

blister on the sun - The Violent Femmes

some joy division.



I can play a few songs off of Transatlanticism, and I'm familiar with the old Dcfc, and a lot of the Indie scene in general, I've just hardly ever listened to it to find a song to learn on the guitar, and instead of listen to everything constantly evaluating weather or not I should try to learn it on the guitar, I thought it'd just be easier to ask the people who already knew
#9
If you're just looking to chord and sing along, Neutral Milk Hotel, Belle and Sebastian, Elliott Smith, Wilco, Tom Waits(sometimes), and Flaming Lips(sometimes), all work relatively well, for my vocal range, anyways.
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#10
A lot of post rock is pretty simple.
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#11
Kind of Like Spitting's guitar parts are never too complex.
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#12
Radiohead- Optimistic

a perfect song for begginger
Rock Out With Your Cock Out
#13
I think the Smiths have some excellent songs to learn on guitar that can really help the progress of your playing (acoustic).

- Bigmouth Strikes Again
- Boy With the Thorn in His Side
- This Charming Man
- Just about any other Smiths song.

Also listen to lots of J. Mascis for furthur inspiration!!!
#15
Some of the Bloc Party stuff is easy enough to pick up, tricky thing is that you really need two guitars to make it sound good, otherwise you get Russells part, or Keles part, and not both. So if you can get a mate, then go for Bloc Party - best I've found for sounding impressive without being a nightmare to learn was This Modern Love,

Pretty much any Embrace song is dead easy to pick up, but since everyone bar me hates them that's not such great advice - also Shed 7 is decent, sounds good without being overly challenging, something like Ocean Pie for example...or if you want one that everyone knows and can sing along to, The Day We Caught The Train by Ocean Colour Scene is a floor filler classic.

I guess I'm still stuck mid-90's, all I ever learn are Britpop covers hahaa
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Quote by tezhall
I guess I'm still stuck mid-90's


You and me both Tez.

Uhh, you could try some Killers maybe. Mr Brightside's fairly easy, yet brilliant, although, to be fair, it's not that indie. I thought Interpol when I saw the thread.
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If you're just looking to chord and sing along, Neutral Milk Hotel, Belle and Sebastian, Elliott Smith, Wilco, Tom Waits(sometimes), and Flaming Lips(sometimes), all work relatively well, for my vocal range, anyways.


Elliott Smith is ****ing complex. He has all the weird chords.
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#20
we are scientists, arctic monkeys, some radiohead (e.g electionerring, optimistic),
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Elliott Smith is ****ing complex. He has all the weird chords.


I've found a few of his songs that are acually quite easy, although it's true that he can get quite complicated :

Bottle up and Explode
Waltz #2 (XO)
Baby Britain

Those are the only ones I've learned, but there's probably a few more out there.
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#23
arcade fire, white stripes, black keys, deadboy & the elephant men
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