#1
What songs do you guys like to play that really make you feel something when you play it. Obviously most will prob say improv, but I'm not talented enough yet to do that.

Until then, I've been playing songs like Ocean by John Butler and Lenny by Stevie Ray for example.

So UG, any suggestions?
#2
Try some Hendrix
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#3
wait you aren't talented enough to play any improv....but you know how to play ocean by JBT?

Thats pretty weird, the song with the 12 stringed guitar is pretty hard i think.

Yeah try some hendrix though.
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go listen to linkin park lolololololololl

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#7
The Unforgiven by Metallica isn't hard at all, kind of a ballad type of song. It has a kind of western sound to it, similar to old Clint Eastwood western movies if you have never heard it. Check it out.
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wait you aren't talented enough to play any improv....but you know how to play ocean by JBT?

Thats pretty weird, the song with the 12 stringed guitar is pretty hard i think.

Yeah try some hendrix though.


Well I just use my 6 string with a capo and Open C tuning. Doesn't sound as "full" as Butlers, but it still sounds decent. And it's not that bad of a song. I only have trouble playing fast things because I have not, and probably will not build up the speed = (

But I have 0 music theory and know 1 scale. I've been content playing other peoples music because this is just a hobby for me (well, my main hobby, but still). When I get bored of other peoples stuff I'll then invest some time in learning theory and making my own stuff.


And thanks for the input from everyone btw
#13
I suggest using the search bar... Anyways Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Led Zep easy song. Lost Without You - JPetrucci slightly harder.
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#14
Wish You Were Here is an excellent song, but it's a little bit too boring.

And I just checked out Lost Without You for the first time, I like that song =) and it definitely looks managable. I may have a little touble \with that is the lighting fast several second part in the beggining where it looks like he starts tapping, but then again I can just mess around and take a shortcut if I want too hehe.

I think I'm gonna start practicing Lost Without You =)
#15
The solos in "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica on the black album.
They sound very emotional.
Simple to play, but very sweet!

The first solo in "Strange World" by Iron Maiden (album of same name) is still one of the most soulful solos I hear even today. Those notes just sing!
Its kinda pretty but in a good way.
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#16
Petrucci doesn't tap in Lost W/O U, he is a really fast picker. Learn the acoustic parts too, it can go by itself as an emotional song.
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Wish You Were Here is an excellent song, but it's a little bit too boring.



Try "Fearless", then. Similar to "Wish You Were Here" in the acoustic element, but a bit more dynamic and energetic. Off the album "Meddle".
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#18
Another emotional song is Scarified by Racer X. You might think differently after listening to it a few times.
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#19
Anything from Damien Rice... Cannonball, Blowers Daughter, Elephant, Accidental Babies... All very emotional
#20
The solos in "Nothing Else Matters"

Slash plays very emotional solos too. Check out his Guns N Roses work.
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#21
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hmm maybe you could try learning some of electric gypsy by andy timmons

good song


Just for suggesting Andy I think I might love you.

Anyway, check Andy Timmons' "Cry For You" as well. Two others: "The Spirit Carries On" by Dream Theater (look up the one from the Score tour on YouTube) and "Life Without You" by SRV.
#23
wish you were here, verrry verrry good, verry verry easy, easy to have a go at improv too
#24
Try out The Loner by Gary Moore... emotional one....
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Another emotional song is Scarified by Racer X. You might think differently after listening to it a few times.


Definately, it brings a tear to my eye every time...
I would go with "All is Forgiven" by Andy Timmons, or some slower Satch or Vai. You can find plenty of emotional stuff there that will also improve your technique.
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Shine on you crazy diamond, and Breathe by Pink Floyd
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#27
A lot of Gary Moore's songs are extremely emotional, the feeling he puts into his playing is, IMO, second to none.
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#28
well back when i was starting guitar, i learn't house of the rising sun and i could play it perfectly, it used to make me feel great whenever i played it.
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Definately, it brings a tear to my eye every time...
I would go with "All is Forgiven" by Andy Timmons, or some slower Satch or Vai. You can find plenty of emotional stuff there that will also improve your technique.


Hey... you might feel pissed off or pumped up after listening to songs, that's emotion too ok? Emotion is not all bluesy and sad.
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#31
kudos to all who have mentioned ocean by john butler, whenever I hear that song I immediately become happier. I think the best version is one youtube, the federation square performance. Definitely try that for an emotional song.
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#32
I would recommend Absolute Beginners by David Bowie, awesomely beautiful song.

that ^

or Come Up The Years by Jefferson Airplane <<< nice arpeggiation and fingerpicking. oh yeah, the lyrics are quite good too.
#33
texas flood. just so awesome.
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Almost all Killswitch Engage and Atreyu songs are pouring with emotion...
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#35
I can't play it, but Absinthe Party at the Fly Honey Warehouse by Minus the Bear.
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#36
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+1 for Hurt, great song.

Another "emotional" song I like to play is "Love in Vain"...the Stones version
#37
Any of Devin Townsends solo stuff really.

Also, Country Feedback by REM
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#39
Tears in Heaven if you dont mind fingerpicking
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#40
Under the Bridge. The best song by the last guitarist with soul.
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