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> Playing Vocal/non-guitar Pieces On Guitar, tips, suggestions and advice wanted!
Chief Brody
post Jul 28 2008, 02:09 AM
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Hi all,

I listen to lots of music that features either very little or no guitar usage and i would like to learn how to take what i like from a song (usually the vocal, but sometimes other instrumental pieces) and transfer it over to guitar.

At the moment i tend to just listen to a song, break down the vocal/instrumental in my head and reproduce that myself vocally ("beeps", "boops", "ba's" "bee's" etc) and then through either trial and error or knowledge get a "feel" for where and how that should be played on the fretboard.

Whilst it amuses me to be sitting around sounding like the Scatman as i try to work a song out ("baaa beep BOOP BOOP, bee bee, booboo") i would like to hear any advice, suggestions, hints or tips on this matter from those with more experience, because i'm pretty sure this must be a common thing to want to do!

It's something i find fulfilling and i wish to continue doing it, so any and all help would be much appreciated!

Thanks.
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Ivan Milenkovic
post Jul 28 2008, 02:08 PM
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Well if you wanna play melodic pieces on the guitar, you just need to find correct notes on the guitar and play it. It is useful to know the key of the song and the scale you are going to use to help you in tabbing the song for the guitar.


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post Jul 28 2008, 05:45 PM
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I like playing non guitar stuff on guitar also, I don't really know any tricks for it tho, besides trial and error when trying to find the right note.


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post Jul 28 2008, 06:06 PM
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Trying tabbing straight forward stuff out on guitar first that is pretty similar.

Daft Punk - Aerodynamic

Done on a synth but easy to translate to guitar. Give it a go and upload a take for comments maybe? I play that song on guitar and love it. It is an instrumental.


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post Jul 28 2008, 11:48 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys, i figured it'd just be a simple "no trick, just figure it out" sorta deal!

I'll definitely try out Aerodynamic since i'm a pretty big Daft Punk fan smile.gif
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