so when you are in your basement or bedroom, or garage, or wherever you practice what songs do you play?!

heres mine:
No Easy Way Out - Ozzy
Crazy Train - Ozzy
Orion - Metallica
Fade to Black - Metallica
Devastation - Gripshifter
Reflections - Gripshifter
...followed by random jamming
I practice... trying to sweep pick, but I always fail.

lol? But not anymore...

Stupid classical guitar being better sounding.
Schecter Hellraiser Solo-6 FR Limited
Parker Mojo Fly
Ibanez SZR 720
Tanglewood Evolution
LaPatrie Etude DEMO
'66 Hagstrom Viking I (customized)
SGR C-7 (defretted)
Agile Intrepid 828

Amp, Pedals:
Laney LV300
Last edited by Fryer Mike at Feb 5, 2008,
The openings from:

Arpeggios From Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen
Technical Difficulties - Racer X
Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani

Oh and the solos from Crazy Train and No More Tears.

Just the opening because i suck but they are fun and i can only get better.

And then just random wanking about.
Iron Man - Sabbath
Enter Sandman - Metallica
You Shook Me All Night - ACDC
Cherry Pie - Warrant
Sweet Child O Mine - GNR
Crazy Train - Ozzy
Banana Pancakes - Jack Johnson
Sweetest Girl - Wyclef Jean

So far I can do the first four all the way through minus the solos (halfway on You Shook Me All Night and I started on Iron Man, but its a tick too tough yet) and I am just chipping away at the others.
Fingers -> Schecter Damien FR -> Fulltone OCD -> ABY Box -> Bugera V22 / Peavey 6505+
The Cure - Fascination St.
Pink Floyd - Shine on you crazy diamond
Metallica - Various (Through the never, Blackened, Master of puppets, etc...)
Fear Factory - Shock


Deftones - Around the Fur (The whole album)

After either of those "routines" I'll just doodle around for a while. Usually exercises, scales, and hammer-on/pull-off routines and working on original music.
我会关闭我的耳朵,和我的心; 我会变成一个石头
"I will close my ears and my heart and I will be a stone"
It's always changing, but here's what I normally play ATM:

In Your Face by CoB
Six by ATR
Glasgow Kiss by John Petrucci
Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow by BFMV (that song will never get old)
Eruption by EVH
Canon Rock by JerryC
Heads will roll. Throats will be slit. Blood will flow like springs of water.
Gosh, where can I start? Mine changes from day to day, but one thing I always work on is my own material. Here's some songs I've learned all the way through, and play when they come to mind:

Guns 'N' Roses- Sweet Child O' Mine
Def Leppard- Pour Some Sugar On Me & Photograph
Bon Jovi- Wanted Dead Or Alive & I'll Be There For You
Foreigner- Double Vision
Whitesnake- Here I Go Again
Scorpions- Rock You Like a Hurricane
Ozzy Osbourne- Crazy Train & Goodbye To Romance
Poison- Every Rose Has It's Thorn & Nothin' But A Good Time
Ratt- Round & Round
Van Halen- Panama & Runnin' With The Devil
AC/DC- Hells Bells & Shook Me All Night Long

There's more, but I think I'll stop there. It's what I practice every other day, not including some other cover songs from modern bands. I know all those songs listed, + the solos.
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You should really improvise the solos instead of playing them exactly the same as the artist, that is what i do, and it is way more fun!!!

True, but learning somebody else's solo can really help to develop a new skill or gain inspiration for your own work. Besides, I've seen a lot of people try to improvise solos when they haven't learned anything past simple pentatonic scales that they play through really fast. That just sounds terrible.
Heads will roll. Throats will be slit. Blood will flow like springs of water.
here's mine... we try to play a little bit of everything, more fun that way

Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile
Kenny Burrell - Blue Bossa
Billy Strayhorn - take the A train
suicidal tendencies - institutionalized
dave brubeck - take five
incubus - pantomime
chuck berry - promised land
t-bone walker - stormy monday
grateful dead - me and my uncle
grateful dead - truckin'
pink floyd - shine on you crazy diamond
stone temple pilots - daisy
alice in chains - nutshell
traditional - viola lee blues
tower of power - squib cakes

tons of other songs but those are the main ones besides ones we've written
it depends on wat im learning but mosylt scales/excercises

as for songs-
unholy confession-avenged sevenfold
deanne the arsonist-atreyu
living each day like you're already dead-atreyu

and a few more songs
Jackson Dinky DKMGT
PRS SE Paul Allender
Peavey 6505+ 112
Joan Baez - Fare Thee Well (full fingerpicking)
J.S. Bach - The Goldberg Variations
My own arrangement of Ted Nugent - Cat Scratch Fever
My own arrangement of Echo & The Bunnymen - The Killing Moon
My own arrangement of Steve Miller Band - Brave New World
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At the moment it is:
Knocking on Heavens Door (GNR version)
Hotel California solo
Needle and the Spoon - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Gimme Three Steps (b/c its fun to play)
Then I end with some soloing to backing tracks.
At band practise we just go through our own material, and write material really. We'll occasionally break into the odd Dream Theater/Nevermore intro, but quickly get back to our own stuff.
I prefer practicing some techniques and improvising than learning songs, but I always try to learn some that I like...the problem is: I'm kinda lazy to go trough all of the song, or sometimes I find a difficult part that I cant do at the moment...but well, I'm trying:

Summer Song - Joe Satriani
Love Thing - Joe satriani

and some random solos...

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EDIT: Damn, I fail for posting serious.

When I am playing just by myself I play(Not in any order)

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
Nightrain - Guns N' Roses
Philby - Rory Gallagher
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne
The Trooper - Iron Maiden
Tribute - Tenacious D
Wonderboy - Tenacious D
Limelight - Rush
Passage to Bankok - Rush
Closer to the Heart - Rush
Only Live Twice - Vicious Rumors

....and many more that i am working on. Yeah...I have alot of time to practice.

Epiphone Les Paul Standard Heritage Cherry
Marshal Top And Bottom
Peavy Classic Amp
Brain-Snarling Dog Picks
GHS Boomers .009s
Right now... (me and my drummer friend are gonna get together soon and play some GnR stuff)

Guns N Roses:
Paradise City
Knockin on Heavens Door
Don't Cry
Civil War
The Garden
Godfather Theme Song
(Sweet Child O Mine...I need to pracitce but I hate it caz its become too cliche...like Stairway...yuck)

Paul Gilbert: Fly Me To The Moon

SRV: Lenny

Eric Johsnon: Cliffs of Dover (I cheat and HO/PO instead of pick/shred lol)

I basically dick around in all those songs. Mainly the solos in GnR stuff. Nothing really there that's too difficult (Paradise City 10 second end solo blip is hard to get the timing down right), but it's fun and I hope to perform when I deem myself polished enough just for fun, nothing close to professional lol and I don't have the patience or time to learn to shred or complex techniques...slow+emotion=good enough for me.
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Quote by lukeekul
You should really improvise the solos instead of playing them exactly the same as the artist, that is what i do, and it is way more fun!!!


Here's the one me and my band are playing Feb. 23........

My Generation - The Who
Not Myself - Original (kinda like a KISS meets AC/DC thing......)
Sunshine of You Love/White Room - Cream (fade into the second)
Hey Joe - Jimi
The Wind Cries Mary - Jimi
Paranoid/Iron Man - Sabbath (another fade)
And possibly Love Train - Wolfmother

How do you say "I'm okay" to an answering machine?

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Our own songs as a band


Maybe the occasional warmup song

Tool - Lateralus
Tool - Jambi
Dream Theater - As I Am
Dream Theater - The Root of All Evil
Major of 7 String Legion 7 > 6

Carvin DC747
Ibanez RG2228
Schecter Avenger Custom Shop
and my baby....
Gibson Explorer Studio
Me lately?

Buckethead--Jordan, GH2 Version
Rusty Cooley--Under The Influence
Charlie Parker--Donna Lee
Some Stuff from Bach's Lute Suites
Paganini's 5th Caprice
Jason Becker--Serrana
Dave Martone--Tap Thang
Steve Vai--Building The Church
Racer X--Technical Difficulties

Some Original Stuff of mine--Metal and Instrumental Shred.

There's a pretty short list of thing's I can either play or am working on and have been playing a bit recently.
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Usually a series of Pumpkins Songs depending on my tuning...
(and I'm not saying I can play them all fully and well, but these are the most common songs I attempt to play and improve on)<---in fact, I play most of them pretty poorly

Standard Tuning (well, half stepp down):
-Geek USA
-Ode to No One
-Stand Inside Your Love
-Bullet with Butterfly Wings
-Tribute to Johnny

Drop D:
-Porcelina of the Vast Ocean
-Real Love
Oh yeah, another day, Oh yeah, gotta play,
What it is, it never was, I don't care to give enough,
My boredom has outshined the sun, It's all down low,
I just want to have some, Little fun

-Plume, Smashing Pumpkins
Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns & Roses
Into Darkness - Eternal Descent
Between Heaven and Hell - Firewind
Bleeding Mascara- Atreyu
Becoming the Bull (yeah its simple but its fun to play when I'm feeling lazy) - Atreyu
Hmm just random stuff here and there every once and awhile, pantera, slayer, children of bodom and metallica stuff.
With a band whatever originals or covers we've been playing. On my own (bass btw)
Stickin' In my Eye-NoFX
Higher Ground-RHCP
I write music
I screw around
Death of Seasons-AFI
I write a bass solo for one of my bands songs it gets shot down the next day at practice
I play the 12 bar blues
practice theory and scales
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Interesting. It turns out that there are people on the forum who play an upright bass. I'll make a note of that.

*makes note*

*puts note on wall*

*stares at note for a minute*

*sits back down and resumes doing what I was doing*
My acoustic set list that I play at parties/coffee shops/women's bedrooms:

"Swing Life Away" - Rise Against
"Everything You Want" - Vertical Horizon
"Closing Time" - Semisonic
"A Praise Chorus" - Jimmy Eat World (Slow and Dark version)
"The Final Countdown" - Europe (If I have a violinist there to play the melody)
"Jenny (867-5309)" - Tommy Tutone
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one by metallica
pray for plagues by bring me the horizon
she rides by danzig
unholy confessions and eternal rest by a7x
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My acoustic set list that I play at parties/coffee shops/women's bedrooms:

"Swing Life Away" - Rise Against
"Everything You Want" - Vertical Horizon
"Closing Time" - Semisonic
"A Praise Chorus" - Jimmy Eat World (Slow and Dark version)
"The Final Countdown" - Europe (If I have a violinist there to play the melody)
"Jenny (867-5309)" - Tommy Tutone

Lol =P

I dont seem to have a set list as such, but i cant pick up a guitar right now without playing:

Teddy Picker - Arctic Monkeys
Faust Arp - Radiohead
Entrance of the Conflagration - Trivium (Minus Some of the Harder Bits!)

Dean Hardtail Select
Dean ML Platinum,
Tanglewood Odyssey Acoustic.

Peavey Classic 30

Other Stuff I Use:
Boss ME-50
Blackstar HT-Distx

When I actually practice covers (on an electric anyway):

Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix

Plug In Baby - Muse
Fury - Muse
Stockholm Syndrome - Muse
New Born - Muse

Simple Man - Lynard Skynard
Tuesday's Gone - Lynard Skynard
ESP LTD EC-256 and a Fender Deluxe VM
I pretty much go through my entire iPod and go from top to bottom playing all the songs i know and figuring out how to play others. my favorites would be:
-surfing with the alien - joe satriani
-black star, baroque n roll - yngwie
-crushcrushcrush - paramore (very catchy song)
-paralyzer - finger 11
-stricken - disturbed
-bed of razors - children of bodom
-pride and joy, texas flood, scuttlebuttin', tin pan alley, love struck baby, hide away - SRV
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for covers:

Fake Plastic Trees - Radiohead
All I got - Newton Faulkner
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley's version

finally taking the time to get all of Black Dog and Bring It On Home by Led Zeppelin

but most of my time goes in original work, be it solo, for my band or other artists.