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This is my first thread soooooooo..... what was the first song you guys taught yourselves to play? I'm pretty sure my first song was "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. Very easy song.
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#4
Like a Stone by Audioslave, minus the solo parts because I didn't and still don't have the pedals for it.
#6
You're not self-taught if you taught yourself to play your first song, you're self-taught if you taught yourself everything after that.

anyhow, Spiders ; System of a Down
#7
Working Man by Rush, only the riffs of course. The solo was in imaginable.

Anyway I'm entirely self taught and seem to get quite a lot of praise these days. I don't understand people.

Realize if you can break out the mold of 90% of the guitarist bury themselves in (Frat Boy Acoustic, bro, or teh METALLLLLLZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!) and take the time to develope your own tones and techniques then you'll really be on to something. Trust me; treading on the well worn paths is much easer after you've spent some time trailblazing a bit on your own; sure you'll waste a lot of time getting nowhere, but when you get somewhere, it'll be someplace that few, if any, have gone.
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You're not self-taught if you taught yourself to play your first song, you're self-taught if you taught yourself everything after that.

anyhow, Spiders ; System of a Down


you're not SELF taught if you taught YOURSELF to play YOUR to play YOUR
that's what SELF taught means (mine was come as you are)
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#9
You're not self-taught if you taught yourself to play your first song, you're self-taught if you taught yourself everything after that.

yeah you didnt quite catch the drift of the question did you?

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#10
Fade To Black, learned it by myself first song I ever learned on guitar.
#11
In all seriousness mine was mankinds theme from the raslin, the one that starts with the car crash.
#12
evadlite, i'm not quite sure i understand your logic. teaching yourself to play your first song sounds pretty self-taught to me...
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#15
Yeah i Self-Taught myself
my first song was Tears Dont fall - Bullet for my valintine.
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#16
I never really taught myself a fullsong for a while
I just practiced riffs till I was good

but I did learn Santeria by Sublime
took a while to actually get it down, but I did
#17
The first song i really got the whole thing down was californication by RHCP (solo and all) but the first song really i went for was bat country by a7x, but only the riffs. And i didn't even know what drop d tuning was, lol.
#18
...and justice for all by metallica first self taught song i learned
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#19
Believe it or not, Wish You Were Here was the reason I picked up a guitar. My first? Oh...it was, I believe, Day Tripper, or Polythene Pam.
#21
I played Stairway to Heaven for my school talent show one year. the next i played Free Bird with my one friend.
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#22
First song I learned all the way through was probably The Star Spangled Banner...

First REAL song I learned: Animal I Have Become lol yeah one of the easiest songs you could ever play...but it still sounds cool to play
#23
****in stairway dude......
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#25
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you're not SELF taught if you taught YOURSELF to play YOUR to play YOUR
that's what SELF taught means (mine was come as you are)


what?... well iv been playing for a couple weeks havent learnt much, so i might try and get lessons soon once i can afford it, the first tune i have learnt was a song from final fantasy 7 just learnt Wish You Were Here, tried playin smells like teen spirit but i still cant palm mute very well. And my hands are still really slow since i borke my fingers but although progress is slow its pretty damn fun, im well looking 4ward to getting enough money for lessons
#26
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Working Man by Rush, only the riffs of course. The solo was in imaginable.

Anyway I'm entirely self taught and seem to get quite a lot of praise these days. I don't understand people.

Realize if you can break out the mold of 90% of the guitarist bury themselves in (Frat Boy Acoustic, bro, or teh METALLLLLLZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!) and take the time to develope your own tones and techniques then you'll really be on to something. Trust me; treading on the well worn paths is much easer after you've spent some time trailblazing a bit on your own; sure you'll waste a lot of time getting nowhere, but when you get somewhere, it'll be someplace that few, if any, have gone.


I agree with the Acoustic Bro kinda person but not really the metal. Metal is actually a pretty extensive genre but for most of it some hard techniques come into play and once you get em down you'll actually be a much better guitarist. I'm not strictly metal at all but it's one of my favorites!
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+1.

My first song I learnt too.
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evadlite, i'm not quite sure i understand your logic. teaching yourself to play your first song sounds pretty self-taught to me...

I was referring to your title thread, "self-taught guitarist".
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#31
Hard to explain - The Strokes
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#33
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This is my first thread soooooooo..... what was the first song you guys taught yourselves to play? I'm pretty sure my first song was "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. Very easy song.


Well, that's definitely the first intro I learned. The first song that I could play all the way through was probably something by the White Stripes (lol).
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I agree with the Acoustic Bro kinda person but not really the metal. Metal is actually a pretty extensive genre but for most of it some hard techniques come into play and once you get em down you'll actually be a much better guitarist. I'm not strictly metal at all but it's one of my favorites!


I guess I should've specified clearer... I'm basically against speed-shredding and drop-whateverthe**** you feel like tunings and pounding the same palm-muted chord over and over at absurd tempos.

I like music that feel like it has momentum like a sports car flying down the autobahn or going through stop and go traffic: riding jackhammers and learning how to make my guitar sound like a ray-gun out of a cheezy science fiction movie isn't worthwhile to me.

The genre as a whole has many good things to learn from it: Palm muting, pinch harmonics, tremolo picking, hammer-ons, pull-offs, two or right handed tapping, kill-switch manipulation, and of course the discovery of the all-mighty riff. They're all excellent things: but don't get stuck in using them only one way. Many of my favorite bands (RATM, Metallica, Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, etc) can be considered 'metal' to some degree or another; however my absolute favorite bands tend towards a different direction all together. It's all personal taste. I just wish that in the pursuit of virtuosity people didn't get stuck thinking that they have to shred.
#37
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Dokken - "Into The Fire"

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Hey, you don't have to be old to love bands like Dokken. I'm 15 and I totally dig all the 80's stuff.

At any rate, the first song I taught myself was 'Detroit Rock City' by Kiss. That song was the entire reason I picked up guitar. Of course, being in Kentucky, I've started to lean towards a more blues-oriented style. That's besides the point however.
#38
The intro to Canon Rock.
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#39
Breaking the law. Easy song
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#40
^^ haha one of my first as well. i think my first was an alice cooper song. or it could have been black sabbath as well.

my first song from a tab was Diary of a mad man by ozzy osbourne (well more randy rhoads than ozzy i'm sure)
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