#1
Yeah, i've been asked to learn 15 songs on guitar for september to join my friends band as their rhythm guitarist, the songs are :

slither - velvet revolver
paranoid - black sabbath
crazy train - ozzy ozborne
breadfan -metallica
whiskey in the jar - metallica
ace of spades - motorhead
feeling good - muse
club foot - kasabian
smooth criminal - alien ant farm
seven nation army - white stripes
last resort - papa roach
prayer of the refugee - rise against
sweet child of mine - guns n roses
message in a bottle - the police
School's out - Alice Cooper

I was asked like two days ago, I've already learned the rhythm track to Paranoid, can anyone give me some tips and info on how to improve my overall performance, and opinions on if you think i could actually do it?

Thanks.
#2
practise to a metronome and dont stop playin untill u got it perfect, or god damn close
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#3
That's a pretty eclectic mix. Jeez.

Just take them one at a time. If you have a choice of half doing all of them, or perfectly doing some of them, perfectly do some of them.
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#4
no, if you told them your could play already
then no
if they asked you to join, then yes, then they wont mind waiting until you can play.. or till they find someone who can
#7
I have some advice. GUITAR PRO. Especially seeing as you are going to be a rythym guitarist. They give you every guitar that is played. You can get a 15 day trial version but somehow I glitched mine so it never runs out. Trust me it will help.
#8
Relax when you play, most of the beginners tend to gets stiff hands, I guess that's how I was okay when I started out. Make sure you relax or you won't get better quickly.
#9
Take it one step at a time, it's a tall order, but might be managable if you practise them over and over again, every hour of every day till you meet up with them.

If thats' not possible, then tell them to wait till you can play them all. The won't be any good as mates if they can't wait a bit for you. ok??
#10
LOL, it reminds me of when i was learning guitar, I started to learn lots and lots of songs like a machine xD
Like this kidbartley said, guitar pro is the perfect tool to learn songs and play better
also i recomend guitar exercises, you can find them everywhere
start with the easier songs, with practice it shouldn't be too hard =)
if you can't play something, start playing it slower... may be boring, but it works as you start to play it faster and faster and match the real tempo =)
good luck!
#11
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Yeah, i've been asked to learn 15 songs on guitar for september to join my friends band as their rhythm guitarist, the songs are :

slither - velvet revolver
paranoid - black sabbath
crazy train - ozzy ozborne
breadfan -metallica
whiskey in the jar - metallica
ace of spades - motorhead
feeling good - muse
club foot - kasabian
smooth criminal - alien ant farm
seven nation army - white stripes
last resort - papa roach
prayer of the refugee - rise against
sweet child of mine - guns n roses
message in a bottle - the police

School's out - Alice Cooper

I was asked like two days ago, I've already learned the rhythm track to Paranoid, can anyone give me some tips and info on how to improve my overall performance, and opinions on if you think i could actually do it?

Thanks.

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#12
is this band formed yet?
cause your gonna have a hell of a time tuning to this setlist...
i dont think they considered that when they gave you that list
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#13
Well, basically the scenario is, my friend asked me to learn guitar for a party he's having in september, and needs me to be on rhythm, so i accepted, yeah.
#15
Practice with a metronome. Start slow but increse the speed as you go.

Guitar Pro may help too. Just Get it and then slow down the songs. I like playing with it some times because it gives a kinda band feel, with the drums and bass.

Also Practice Chromatic Scales EVERYDAY!!!
#16
*shrug* Seems like a bad way to learn to me. Give it a shot, but you're going to lack a lot of fundamentals, confidence in your playing, and for a lot of those songs, your fingers won't be up to the task for some time. Muscle development takes more then a couple of months. I don't want to discourage you, but it seems like an unrealistic goal to me. Maybe you can do it, but it's going to take a lot of work on your part.

Ask your friend to help you through it. Have him show you some of the parts you're having difficulty with, and play along so you can get a sense of the rhythm and a feeling for playing along with another guitarist (you'll need to develop your ears as well so you can take cues and keep in time, and to make sure you're all in key). It seems kind of silly that he would give you that lofty a goal, then throw you to the wolves to do it on your own.
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#17
wow. you have time, but some of these will need a lot of practice. (god damn you message in a bottle!) good luck.
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is this band formed yet?
cause your gonna have a hell of a time tuning to this setlist...
i dont think they considered that when they gave you that list

I thought the same thing.....I know Seven Nation Army is in some weird tuning but most of it is E or Eb.....
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#20
you'll be fine man, especially being the rhythm guitarist. you have PLENTY of time and as long as you go through each song at least once a day for about a week, you should be able to memorize them. then you should be able to knock it back to once every 2 days or so as it gets imprinted in your long term memory, but try to keep it to once a day.
#22
Practice practice practice. good luck!
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#23
wait...can you play guitar already? or are you starting from scratch?
#25
you should tell him to **** off, learn those songs anyway but at your own pace, then blow his mind

only way to learn them is to listen to the songs and tabs tabs tabs... and when tabs don't sound right improvise.
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you should tell him to **** off, learn those songs anyway but at your own pace, then blow his mind

only way to learn them is to listen to the songs and tabs tabs tabs... and when tabs don't sound right improvise.



You can't possibly expect him to be able to improvise decently in his first 2 months of playing guitar.
#27
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You're gonna have the most trouble with these.

I don't think Papa Roach is gonna be something hard for him.
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