#1
hey, I have just had my first ever guitar lesson which was pretty fun and I have been told that my left hand is pretty good at moving chord shapes and the like but my right hand is pretty awful lol. Does anyone have any nice chord rhythm songs for me to practice my chord positioning and right hand strumming? or any advice? thanks ug
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#2
Nirvana - Come As You Are
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#3
Quote by metallica1222
Nirvana - Come As You Are


okay il give it a look, thanks
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#4
Smells Like Teen Spirit- Nirvana
Dani California- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Have a Nice Day- Bon Jovi

All pretty easy and a simple solos to play as well too
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#5
cool i like playing little lead bits I feel like im not progressing very well, my tutor was asking me if i could listen to a song and then know the jist of how to play it or at least know what key it was in but i couldnt to save my life any tips on that?
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#6
Anything Green Day. And no, Billy Joe Armstrong doesn't deserve a signature guitar for his "creativity"
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#7
Quote by lwayneio
cool i like playing little lead bits I feel like im not progressing very well, my tutor was asking me if i could listen to a song and then know the jist of how to play it or at least know what key it was in but i couldnt to save my life any tips on that?


Read up on music theory mate!
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#8
The ramones song is EASY and quite fun to learn
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Quote by GuitarGuy X
Read up on music theory mate!


well i know that in most cases the note that starts the song is typically what key its in right? but i cant tell a note accurately from another, is it just something that will develop in time or do i need to excersise my ears to know what notes are being played?
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#10
Quote by lwayneio
well i know that in most cases the note that starts the song is typically what key its in right? but i cant tell a note accurately from another, is it just something that will develop in time or do i need to excersise my ears to know what notes are being played?


It comes over time and comes with practice. The more ear training you have, the better u will be.
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#11
Quote by rhoadsworship
The ramones song is EASY and quite fun to learn

Yeah, I was gonna say this. Or you could do Wonderwall or something else simple by Oasis
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#12
Quote by guitarplaya322
Yeah, I was gonna say this. Or you could do Wonderwall or something else simple by Oasis


I dont think his playing an acoustic, look at his rig in his sig
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Quote by GuitarGuy X
I dont think his playing an acoustic, look at his rig in his sig


It is, contrary to popular belief, possible to play acoustic songs on an electric.
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#16
Quote by Xp3ns1v3
It is, contrary to popular belief, possible to play acoustic songs on an electric.


True, but no acoustic songs will sound as good on the real thing. However, its up to him.
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#17
I just want easy songs that use the basic major chords (e,a,c,g...) with maybe some little lead bits or fills or something. Or something that has a lot of barre chords, anything you think will help
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#18
Patience by Guns n' Roses. Nice soft song, easy chord progressions, easy to sing along with and has a nice easy little solo to help you get started.
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#20
Quote by -Blue-
Let Her Cry - Hootie and the Blowfish

Nice, simple chord progression, with a few solos to attempt.


never even hear of them but the description is good il check them out 2night, its so annoying though cos i am living with parents over the summer and so i have no room and aint allowed to play the guitar in the day sucks cant wait to go back to uni
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#21
Try some Papa Roach. Something like "Crash", "Scars" or "Be Free".
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#23
could anyone help me with barre chords? basically im watching this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Io9eEwg7cw and when he does the c barre chord he using his ring finger to barre the A shape (if you get me lol) and i have been trying to do it but I just cant seem to angle my finger correctly. I seem to mute strings i dont want to. I also cant control my pinky at all when attempting this and iv been told you need to use your pinky while being in that postion for a fill later in the song. can anyone give me some advice? thanks..any more song suggestion appreciated as well
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#25
Quote by -Blue-
Just don't strum either of the E strings, and be sure not to touch the A string, too. What you're talking about is pretty much a power chord with an extra note.


yeh, i play power chords with the ring and pinky though so im not used to barreing with my ring finger, and it seems that when i do my little finger does dead straight facing the ceiling and cant move, I broke my little finger a year ago so maybe thats why but i find it impossible.
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#26
Like A Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

Nothing difficult, the only chords in the whole song are C, Csus4(only intro), Dm, F, G, and Em.

Across the Universe - The Beatles is another real easy one.
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#27
^^ thanks dude, i just need easy songs to help improve my right hand rhythm cos i dont got none lol. My tutor said that in my next lesson we are going to try learning that dire straits song so i though i would try and get a head start we went over it briefly last lesson and I struggled with the same thing i just cant seem to barre with my ring finger and leave my pinky free to move it just goes stiff. My tutor seemed as stumped as me and just said to leave it till next lesson.
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#28
here are some really easy songs that are in the open end chording. most all are repititious riffs so you can get em down fairly fast.
problem child....ac/dc....d,a, d,g, is the main riff you can you tube problem child. if you`ve never heard it
little devil by the cult is another easy to do rocker, it also starts in d but i cant remember the rest....u tube it.
momma by danzig is like 3 chords mabey 5 at most but it kicks arse...tube it
these songs are really easy to play but because they rock and you can really saw on your guitar w/ your pick hand they are a lot of fun to play....real loud...
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#30
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
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#31
Quote by Wulphy
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here


thanks for the suggestions above i will utube them. I have learnt the first bit of wish you were here but I am a bit stuck on the first little lead bit, there is a slide while fretting the bottom 2 strings from the 3rd to 5th and then another slide but im really bad at the slide i seem to either miss where i want to go or the note doesnt sound for long enough. Any tips? my left hand aint too bad for the rest just that slide.
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Ibanez rg321mh
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#32
Practice. What you're describing is what WE'VE ALL BEEN THROUGH Practice, Practice, Practice. Even Jimi Hendrix had trouble at first with Barre Chords and reaching those fingers out to make chord shapes...
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#33
i know that all ya'll wont like this...especially if u are a guy, but a good, easy chord song is 7 things by: Miley Cyrus. I play that song, and its very good chords.
#34
Quote by jerseywake79
i know that all ya'll wont like this...especially if u are a guy, but a good, easy chord song is 7 things by: Miley Cyrus. I play that song, and its very good chords.


i aint too bothered what the song is as long as its practice and achievable at my level. I am trying to practice whatever I find I struggle with during my lessons outside during the week b4 the next one as I am quite poor and at £15 an hour i need to make the most of them so I dont want to be going over the same things time and time again.
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Ibanez rg321mh
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#36
you could learn highway to hell by ACDC also.

ACDC pretty much only uses A, E, G, D chords for the songs, and all the chords i mentioned are open.

Plus it has an easy solo.
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#37
Quote by guitarplaya322
you could learn highway to hell by ACDC also.

ACDC pretty much only uses A, E, G, D chords for the songs, and all the chords i mentioned are open.

Plus it has an easy solo.


aw okay il check that one out as well, I kinda know that one as well which should help.
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Ibanez rg321mh
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