#1
Hey there, just wondering if there are any greenday fans out there or guitar teachers who knows if there are any greenday songs suitable for a beginner?! As one of the kids I teach wants to learn some greenday & is a beginner!

cheers, chris
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#5
cool thanks guys, yeh the kids a total beginner, we've been working on power chords so far lol, so im hoping hes been practicing!

cheers, chris
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#6
I'm a GD fan(or at leas an ex-GD fan) and I think "Time of Your Life" would be a good song he/she would probably want to learn that will still emphasize "advanced" technique for the beginner. And promise him that you'll teach him "Wake Me Up When September Ends" if he learns Time of Your Life and practices like you tell him too. If I know anything about Green Day kids, he'll be very excited.

EDIT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj4qfCNQB6s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zEJ5m429AI

Oh, I directed you to a live version of "September Ends" because the actual music vid is so teen-pop( ) that you might die a little inside from watching it.
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#7
Good Riddance was the first song I learned how to play, its good for teaching beginner chords and chord changes, eventually you could teach your student the advanced way to play it with the arpeggios like Billy Joe plays it.
#8
when i come around is sooo easy adn its a great song u find my version here http://www.ttabs.com/tabs.php?id=253639
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#9
"Holiday", "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "When I Come Around" are three very, very easy songs to teach to a beginner.
#10
I would say Brain Stew is the easiest. Good way to get them moving power chords.
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every greenday song is just powerchords so...every song.

You haven't heard every Green Day song.
#14
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every greenday song is just powerchords so...every song.


Not quite. Some of their songs and riffs get up into the intermediate level. Also, just because they use powerchords doesn't mean they're easy enough for a total beginner. A total beginner wouldn't be able to change positions fast enough to play American Idiot, for example.
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Not quite. Some of their songs and riffs get up into the intermediate level. Also, just because they use powerchords doesn't mean they're easy enough for a total beginner. A total beginner wouldn't be able to change positions fast enough to play American Idiot, for example.


I agree. Also the rhythm may be a little too hard.
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"Holiday", "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "When I Come Around" are three very, very easy songs to teach to a beginner.



+1

Holiday is VERY simple and good for beginners, and wake me up when september ends, will keep him interested with the little intro riff etc.
#17
all of them.
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Quote by philipp122
Not quite. Some of their songs and riffs get up into the intermediate level. Also, just because they use powerchords doesn't mean they're easy enough for a total beginner. A total beginner wouldn't be able to change positions fast enough to play American Idiot, for example.


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#21
'Basket Case' was the first song I learnt. It's good for learning power chord changes and isn't too fast, so teach that one yeah.
#23
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Hey there, just wondering if there are any greenday fans out there or guitar teachers who knows if there are any greenday songs suitable for a beginner?! As one of the kids I teach wants to learn some greenday & is a beginner!

cheers, chris

Every green day song is easy enough for a beginner.

Good Riddance would probably be the best for him to learn with the picking and whatnot. Brainstew is the easiest along with walking contradiction
#24
Alot of their songs are easy, but not good for someone whos fingers arent even used to the guitar yet. As everyones has mentioned, it doesnt get much easier than brainstew
#25
Most of their songs are suitable for a beginner, but some of their early songs have some solos that are, although not terribly difficult, not for beginners.
#26
umm... everything by greenday?
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