#2
"Crazy Train" by Ozzy
"Master of Puppets" by Metallica
"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N Roses
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
"Back in Black" by AC/DC

those are THE essentials
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#3
heh...god i gotta get better at guitar then, especially for the solos
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#4
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heh...god i gotta get better at guitar then, especially for the solos


90% of people who can 'play' those songs, only know the main riff.

So you should be ok with that too.


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#5
There are none that every guitarist should know, it's a matter of what songs they like and want to learn.
#6
That's quite a difficult question to answer. It all depends on what kind of music you like and what you've been learning.

For instance, I'm not really a fan of metal, so I have no idea how the vast majority of, let's say, Metallica songs sound, let alone know how to play them.
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"Crazy Train" by Ozzy
"Master of Puppets" by Metallica
"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N Roses
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
"Back in Black" by AC/DC

those are THE essentials


I dont know any of them. I've been playing like 5 years, I used to know master of puppets but never really played it so I forgot it.
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"Crazy Train" by Ozzy
"Master of Puppets" by Metallica
"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N Roses
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
"Back in Black" by AC/DC

those are THE essentials


tbh, a bit ambitious?
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#11
Stairway= lame
Back in Black = lame
Sweet Child o Mine = lame
Crazy train = fun
Master of Puppets = fun.

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tbh, a bit ambitious?


Not really. Anyone playing for like 2 years could have all of those songs, including the solos nailed.

It's more important at this time to make sure you are doing all your techniques correctly, like your vibrato and bends, legato and alternate picking. You can go ahead and learn songs, but at the same time you want to practice and perfect all of those techniques. That way when your famous you won't be as bad as Kirk Hammet.
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Not really. Anyone playing for like 2 years could have all of those songs, including the solos nailed.




but he's only played for one year
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most of what put me off on those are the solos (exclude stairway and back and black, could be done if i buckled down on them for a week) so yeah...

oh, i listen to classic rock, metal, rock, and punk so there you go.
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#16
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Stairway= lame
Back in Black = lame
Sweet Child o Mine = lame
Crazy train = fun
Master of Puppets = fun.

so metal biased
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most of what put me off on those are the solos (exclude stairway and back and black, could be done if i buckled down on them for a week) so yeah...

oh, i listen to classic rock, metal, rock, and punk so there you go.


Guitar solos aren't near as hard as alot of beginners make them out to be. They seem like titanic tasks, but once you know how to play it, know all the proper techniques, pretty much anything that isn't too crazy you can learn and nail right away.

I suggest go for it, learn a solo that is too hard for you (Crazy Train is probably the hardest one on that list from earlier). Even if you can't get it totally nailed, just the experience and practice will make you better. If you can get it nailed, thats great too =)
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so metal biased


nah, I learned all those solos, and I don't have fun playing any of them besides the Crazy Train one (it just fits so well, I love jumping around like an ADD boy rocking out with it).
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Guitar solos aren't near as hard as alot of beginners make them out to be. They seem like titanic tasks, but once you know how to play it, know all the proper techniques, pretty much anything that isn't too crazy you can learn and nail right away.

I suggest go for it, learn a solo that is too hard for you (Crazy Train is probably the hardest one on that list from earlier). Even if you can't get it totally nailed, just the experience and practice will make you better. If you can get it nailed, thats great too =)

ok...thanks!
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so metal biased


Because we all know Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and GNR are metal

There are no songs everybody should know. It's entirely subjective.
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There are no songs everybody should know. It's entirely subjective.
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#22
I dunno, any punk or alternative song you like.

I don't know any of the solos from the songs I know how to play because I'm not patient enough.
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Not really. Anyone playing for like 2 years could have all of those songs, including the solos nailed.
I've played for three years and I can't play any of them, so shush.

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#24
If you do decide to learn all of those solos, just remember that faster is never better. You want to practice them slowly (and without an amp, or without distortion, pick one ), and be absolutely sure that you're playing each note clean. Trust me, if you can make it sound good without an amp, then it will more than likely sound amazing with one.
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"Crazy Train" by Ozzy
"Master of Puppets" by Metallica
"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N Roses
"Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin
"Back in Black" by AC/DC

those are THE essentials

Yeah...The essentials to get kicked out of your local music store.
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Yeah...The essentials to get kicked out of your local music store.

that's what i thought XP
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#32
ummmmm...
seriously dude, the best thing to do would be to...
learn whatever you want, as well as some technicail stuff.
practice improv too that can be fun...
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I've been playing for a year and yesturday I just began learning Master of Puppets. Someone told me it was all downstroked palm-mutes and since my hand wussies out on 8th note plam-muted riffs after a few minutes I started learning it. Once I have it nailed, I'll let you know if it helped
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#34
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Stairway= lame
Back in Black = lame
Sweet Child o Mine = lame
Crazy train = fun
Master of Puppets = fun.


Not really. Anyone playing for like 2 years could have all of those songs, including the solos nailed.

It's more important at this time to make sure you are doing all your techniques correctly, like your vibrato and bends, legato and alternate picking. You can go ahead and learn songs, but at the same time you want to practice and perfect all of those techniques. That way when your famous you won't be as bad as Kirk Hammet.


2 years is a lot more than 1. Either way I think the idea of essential songs is retarded anyway.

Kirk was really good IMO all throughout the 80s. He didn't become horribly sloppy until about 93.