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post Jul 2 2008, 02:45 PM
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Hey guys!

I'm busy learning to figure out how to play songs on my own. I'm concetrating on chords for now, solos and stuff comes later. I want to ask you guys to name an easy song, can be power or normal chords. With easy I mean realy easy, bars not prefered (but ok as well) and like 4 chords repeated in parts of the song. Now to start out and learn, I'd also like if you could name the chords, but not in the right order. if a song is A C D A , then you could say D C and A.

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post Jul 2 2008, 02:49 PM
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Poison - Talk Dirty To Me is very easy power chords to tab out by ear. Give it a go smile.gif

You should be able to play it easy as it is just too easy biggrin.gif

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post Jul 2 2008, 02:50 PM
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Cadd9, D5, Gmaj

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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Jul 2 2008, 03:49 PM) *
Poison - Talk Dirty To Me is very easy power chords to tab out by ear. Give it a go smile.gif

Pls add the chords in a mixed way. Just by ear is to hard for now biggrin.gif

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Cadd9, D5, Gmaj

Thanks Matt! I already did that one, but it's exactly the typ of song I mean!!


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QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Jul 2 2008, 02:50 PM) *
Pls add the chords in a mixed way. Just by ear is to hard for now biggrin.gif

Seriously give the song a listen to. You will be able to do it in no time. I believe the first chord is B5. That is a starter for free tongue.gif They are all power chords. Very simple style. I guarantee you can do it.


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blink-182 - Dammit (Sorry for the language tongue.gif laugh.gif)

A5, C5, F5, G5 is used all the time in this song I believe smile.gif


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QUOTE (IDontWantMyUsername @ Jul 2 2008, 04:04 PM) *
blink-182 - Dammit (Sorry for the language tongue.gif laugh.gif)

A5, C5, F5, G5 is used all the time in this song I believe smile.gif


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post Jul 3 2008, 03:10 AM
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Hotel California. Added bonus of not being particularly fast either. biggrin.gif

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post Jul 3 2008, 08:02 AM
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Some thing easy....well "Easy".smile.gif

G Bm Am D

ps progression is good,I just transpose in to a lower key,because it is high to me to song from the original.


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post Jul 3 2008, 10:21 AM
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oddly enough, I find solos easier to transcribe than chord progressions. Of course it depends on the progressions. I mean, if you have a base and a riffing guitarist... finding the background chord can be extremely difficult, I mean not just if it's an A minor or C major etc. But finding the chord the musician had in mind when he/she wrote the piece...

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Let it be from beatles. C G Am F C G F A. You should memorize this secuence C G Am F, they are typical and memorizing them as a whole will help you a lot, may be we should open a topic about tipical secuences somewhere in the forum.


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QUOTE (Gerardo Siere @ Jul 3 2008, 11:48 AM) *
Let it be from beatles.


What? I don't know that song...


















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post Jul 3 2008, 11:19 AM
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QUOTE (Nemanja Filipovic @ Jul 3 2008, 09:02 AM) *
Some thing easy....well "Easy".smile.gif

G Bm Am D

ps progression is good,I just transpose in to a lower key,because it is high to me to song from the original.

Thanks Nemanja! That was a good one, and I figured it out.


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Californication - RHCP - F, Am (might be a bit easy)

Snow - RCHP - F#maj ,Emaj, Bbm, Bmaj,

Basket Case - Green Day - C#5, E5, A5, B5, G#5 (some chords appear more than twice in the riff)

When I Come Around - Green Day - D5, G5, C5, E5

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QUOTE (Matt23 @ Jul 3 2008, 12:26 PM) *
Californication - RHCP - F, Am (might be a bit easy)

Snow - RCHP - F#maj ,Emaj, Bbm, Bmaj,

Basket Case - Green Day - C#5, E5, A5, B5, G#5 (some chords appear more than twice in the riff)

When I Come Around - Green Day - D5, G5, C5, E5

Hope these are alright. smile.gif

Yep, only Californinication i alreay knew, as well as bascet case. But thanks for the effort! Also tanks for telling me that some chords are in there twice, otherwise that's quit a botleneck biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Oxac @ Jul 3 2008, 05:21 AM) *
oddly enough, I find solos easier to transcribe than chord progressions. Of course it depends on the


Me too. Have been thinking a lot about that...

I think it's an experience thing that you start to pick up over time.

Solos are relatively easy because mostly they're single notes and as long as you can slow it down and are somewhat familiar with the fretboard, you'll find the notes eventually. There's only so many notes there that it could be.

Chords are harder because it's hard as a relatively new player to tell what the internal notes are. Finding the root is relatively easy in the same way solos are. One of the things my local guitar teacher has me doing with chords is going back and forth between major, minor, major 7th and minor 7th chords a lot. I'm starting to identify these chord types more by their 'flavor' rather than by trying to figure out a chord's internal notes. The more chords that I get familiar with, the more I can pick them out when I hear them. I'm not always going to know the fingering and the notes yet but I can look it up pretty easily.


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QUOTE (Scott Gentzen @ Jul 3 2008, 01:02 PM) *
Chords are harder because it's hard as a relatively new player to tell what the internal notes are. Finding the root is relatively easy in the same way solos are. One of the things my local guitar teacher has me doing with chords is going back and forth between major, minor, major 7th and minor 7th chords a lot. I'm starting to identify these chord types more by their 'flavor' rather than by trying to figure out a chord's internal notes. The more chords that I get familiar with, the more I can pick them out when I hear them. I'm not always going to know the fingering and the notes yet but I can look it up pretty easily.

About the maj, minor and seventh chords. I'm fine if I can't transcribe the exact chords, only the difference between major and minor is very big. For me if I found C Am and B and it was Csus4 Am7 and B, I"m fine to biggrin.gif


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