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I'm sure everyone has one: that song you actually took the time to learn to play that you never admit in public. Either because an instructor made you, or to impress someone, or it just seemed like a good idea at the time.

Mine is "I love you always forever" by Donna Lewis. I learned to play the melody using 2 hand tapping and harmonics to bug our drummer who kept denying he loved the song.
#3
sk8er boi :'(
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#4
Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana

Everyone said it was a good beginners song so I learned. Now I can't forget it.
#5
No shame in learning anything - every song has something to give in terms of practice, honing your skills or in terms of songwriting style.
#6
i came in here to say basically what smb said
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#7
mmmm... you spin me around... realy ****ing gay song... don't ask how i learn it
#8
why should i be embarrassed for learning a song, even if its by fall out boy or something i wouldn't be embarrassed
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#9
dirty little secret (on guitar)...although I did write a 10x better solo for that song that was pretty cool, but the song is still gay.
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#10
i like dirty little secret

intro to play that funky music
i'm not embarassed but my mom wont let m play anything else.
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#11
No shame in learning anything - every song has something to give in terms of practice, honing your skills or in terms of songwriting style.

I definitely agree with that, but that doesn't mean someone have a song they won't readily admit to knowing how to play. Like all those people who deny owning NKOTB albums.
#12
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i like dirty little secret

intro to play that funky music
i'm not embarassed but my mom wont let m play anything else.

10 bucks that you know the guitar line and not the actual bassline.
#15
jesus christ superstar....just that wicked awesome slap riff in the begining

when Moses brought down the plagues upon Egypt one of them involved Behringer amps


Dont be so humble, your not that great....
#16
'Dance, Dance' by FOB lol. But who doesn't know it?

But yeah, I don't think there's much shame at all in learning songs. Learn as many as you can IMO!
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#17
All the Small Things - Blink182

Can't stand the vocals, too boy bandish, but the music is good. I could say that about almost every Blink song actually...
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Blackeyed Peas- Lets Get Retarded
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#22
Best of Both Worlds-Hannah Montana
School band, we are playing it for a bunch of third graders.
even though I usually play sharp so it sounds horrid.
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#23
Why would you be ashamed for learning a song?...Weak minded fools.
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#24
A surprisingly large amount of FOB songs.

It gets me lol's when I hang out with other bassists.
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#26
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'Dance, Dance' by FOB lol. But who doesn't know it?

But yeah, I don't think there's much shame at all in learning songs. Learn as many as you can IMO!


i feel ur pain, i no it too. on bass?
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#27
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Three Days Grace - Animal I Have Become

Please forgive me, bass gods.


i no it 2. the bass is sick
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#28
I once learned for my school band
Girls Just wanna have fun - Cydny Lauper
I forgot it within a week at least, but just thinking about it makes me feel sick
SHE walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellow'd to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
#29
I learned the intro to that piece of **** "Low" by Flo' Rider or whoever that is. I also learned the steel drum part to "Soulja Boy." Of course, they're each only 3 or 4 notes.
#30
highschool musical...
we were forced to play it in music class...
#31
the hoohoo song from kill bill....or more popularly known from the verison wireless song

when Moses brought down the plagues upon Egypt one of them involved Behringer amps


Dont be so humble, your not that great....
#32
viva forever by the spice girls...i tried doing a midi-rock cover of it ages ago which is why i learned it..and i kinda wanna learn wannabe too...
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#35
Quote by 83lespaulstudio
not ashamed, but not proud either. lol
We Got The Beat, The Go-Go's.
Purple Rain, Prince.
Wanted Dead Or Alive, Bon Jovi.


I was once asked by a guitarist if I knew the bass line for "Echo Beach" by Martha and the Muffins. When I asked why, he said they played it in their band and I thought, cool, yeah, that would be a great song to cover. They needed a bassist so I thought what the hell, this could be decent.

Well..they ended up being a 1980s pop cover band and the gist of the story is, that was the only decent pop song they covered. I actually went as far as to learn the bass line for the Go-Gos song mentioned by 83LSP and a few truly awful Journey hits. I realized after the second time we played together I'd rather feast on glass than re-live the truly awful pop songs of the 1980s every other weekend.
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the hoohoo song from kill bill....or more popularly known from the verison wireless song


it's basically just a generic 12 bar blues. I don't see a problem in knowing how to play the blues.

But then again, i'm not really ashamed of anything i know how to play. I'll lay down a dance dance, or Seven Nation Army any day, if i'm bored enough.


also, the rampant homophobia in this thread makes me sick. almost every other post is "ugh, i hate this song, because it's so gay!"
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one day i was force to learn a boys like girls song. . . but after that day i threatened to leave the band if i ever had to play it again . so we never played it again.
#38
Quote by Zar938

also, the rampant homophobia in this thread makes me sick. almost every other post is "ugh, i hate this song, because it's so gay!"

now that is gay!


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Last edited by 83lespaulstudio at Apr 12, 2008,
#39
The worst song I ever learned has to be Mother by Danzig. Its actually a very good song. But when you play it with your first band at your first gig, the singer actually being a guitarist who couldn't actually sing, and who played the solo in clean mode on his amp, so nobody could hear him over me and the other guitarist, and my bass just dying of embarrassment (I nearly joined it), well lets just say its the basis of a lot of jokes aimed at me by everyone who was at that concert.
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