#1
When you first started out guitar, say for the first year-2 years did you learn full songs or just parts of songs?
what made you start learning songs? did you set goals for yourself or what?

I've been playing for 7 months and I don't know any Full songs i know plenty of riffs, scales and stuff like that but i can't seem to get around to learning a full song, I'll start on a song then something will turn me off the song and i'll stop learning it
any tips on how I can overcome this?
Cancer.
#2
you just gotta push you self to learn the whole thing. just think that when you ever try to show anyone that song, youll be sitting there awkwardly at the parts you dont know saying, "yeah... i didnt learn this." plus, everything is a learning experience, so it cant hurt you.
#3
I can play some songs, Like Any Nirvana song, and Black Sabbath too, and I can play all of Sweet Child O' Mine after 8 months of Playing. I bet by Next month, If I practice consistent, I can play a lot more harder stuff, as I can play like 85% of them, just some fills or solos are fast, and therefore hard. Or I just haven't bothered to learn the rest of the song yet..

So play some stuff like that.
Last edited by FRDesign at Sep 29, 2007,
#4
Well there are plenty of songs out there that are entirely made of riffs and chords. And they basically repeat throughout the whole song. Like Blink 182's dammit. The first whole song I learned was silverchair's freak.
So just learn these, and play along with your computer or cd or whatever or even sing along with it. That way you could get the whole song down. Or maybe play the song along with a band or files from guitar pro or powertab as background music.
Sorry didn't mean to write so such, hope it helps.
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#5
If i read through a Nirvana song or some easier stuff like that, sure I can play it But i'm trying to find out if anyone else has the same problem, or had the same problem.
Like i can look at most songs and play through it, With the exception of solo's I just don't stay on task and learn the song i just go and start on another song after awhile, because I either get stuck on something or just lose intrest fast it's not that i don't like the song I'm trying to learn I Don't entirley know what my whole problem is i just cant focus on it..?

And to FRDesign, I don't give a flying FK how much better you are than me Good job Showing Off, I didn't ask for you to come in and show off, I didn't ask how you were doing compared to me I asked if anyone had TIPS or Advice, or anything like that for me to get through this random problem

You suck, Kill yourself.
or fk off.
I despise people like you.


EDIT:
Since I don't wanna double post I can play a couple song composed of just chords like Walking with a ghost by the white stripes, ECT, but I just can't seem to sit down and learn an entire song I don't know why It'd be really nice if someone had this problem before me and found away around it
But i still appreciate the advice and stuff
Please do keep it coming
Cancer.
Last edited by jesus-squared at Sep 29, 2007,
#6
Quote by jesus-squared


And to FRDesign, I don't give a flying FK how much better you are than me Good job Showing Off, I didn't ask for you to come in and show off I asked if anyone had TIPS or anything like that for me to get through this random problem
You suck, Kill yourself.
or fk off.

Holy ****, I was giving you suggestions on what to play, you obviously cant read properly.
#7
Apparentally I misinterpreted that, Because you didn't say Look heres a couple songs you should learn That are easy to get down.
you just sorta stated how long you've been playign what you can play and how you can play tons of solo's I'm sorry If you meant that in a different Way I just can't stand it when people come in and start trying to show off to someone who's not quite as "good" as them.

So once again I appologize dude, My bad I thought you were just trying to brag.
Thank's for the suggestions
Cancer.
#8
Quote by jesus-squared
Apparentally I misinterpreted that, Because you didn't say Look heres a couple songs you should learn That are easy to get down.
you just sorta stated how long you've been playign what you can play and how you can play tons of solo's I'm sorry If you meant that in a different Way I just can't stand it when people come in and start trying to show off to someone who's not quite as "good" as them.

So once again I appologize dude, My bad I thought you were just trying to brag.
Thank's for the suggestions
ok, its cool lol.

Paranoid by Black Sabbath would be a good song, Thats the first song I learned completely. The solo sounds cool, but its not hard.
#9
I've already learned the intro But I'll make an attempt at the rest of it
I just start on one song get through the intro and a little bit more than just stop learning it

sorry again man I took it on you pretty hard.
Cancer.
#10
Easy does it JS so simmer down.

I learned lots of parts of songs and I just come back to completing more. It's good to know the whole song(s) but if parts of it doesn't turn you on then you won't learn it. To me it's normal but I don't know 'bout y'all. I don't try to sound like the artists because you can't feel what they felt, you gotta be you, you're the guitarist.

So just build your licks and chords libraries and concentrate on being you. Work on YOUR talent, your style, your feelings. Don't be a copycat like the others who think they must sound like zack wylde, jimmi henny, whatever.
#11
I started out playing alot of small parts of songs and then Porno Daddy by Freak Kitchen. When I felt I had control I learned whole Downfall (finished 3 days ago) and I am now learning Evil Eye by Yngwie Malmsteen. Alot harder, but I can do it

so my way of doing it would be - play alot of diverse things, and then play a hard song when you have control. Not saying it's the right way though. Would rather have just started learning the whole Back in Black or something similar and then move on. But well, this works too.
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#12
well i usually play alot of my own stuff make up riffs/ chord progressions and stuff shred practice sweeps/ pinch harmonics
most of my time goes into scales and practicing accuracy + speed
but i guess i'll just like press myself on a song and make myself learn it
Cancer.
#13
Ive almost been playing for two full years and I know plenty of full songs and also write original songs.

I've never really been the kind of person to learn just a 'riff' because it's difficult to actually perform for people if you don't have a full song you can do.
#14
True I'm attempting to force myself through Vigil by lamb of god..
so m'eh i guess i'll just keep at it
Cancer.
#15
i'm gonna admit that once i started guitar...
all i learned was the cool parts of songs, not the whole songs.
so basically all i knew was just cool thingys to show off in jazz band. :]
#16
the thing that gets me and maybe this is a problem with you to but I'm to busy writing my own riffs i dont even have time to make full songs because ill just be playing and all of a sudden i'll stumble across something really cool but it wont go with the rest of that song, so i start a new one. but my thoughts are(much easier said than done) learn your favorite song. no matter how hard or easy either way you'll learn something. you could "open a gate", if you will, and learn a new style of playing or new technique or anything. stuck on a hard solo? dont give up, it isnt impossible, because they sure played it flawlessly. make sure you pick a song you want to devote time to, otherwise youll just end up learning the riff and going "eh, thats good enough"
#19
90% of whole songs are just repeats. I learned riffs first then when I wanted to play in bands had to learn whole songs. Most get boring after awhile... just learn.
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