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post Oct 12 2008, 03:51 PM
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After almost a whole year practicing scales and GMC lessons I thought it was time to give some real songs a try, so I took a tab of maiden's fear of the dark, and much to my surprise I can play all except the solos (which I haven't tried, but I suspect will be beyond my reach).

It's exciting being able to play almost the whole thing, so I wonder if this is one of maiden's easiest songs, and I'd like to know which other easy ones are there, to learn as many as I can. I *love* maiden, and it's a blast to play their riffs. I will eventually try the solos too.



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post Oct 12 2008, 03:53 PM
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post Oct 12 2008, 04:04 PM
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Children of the Damned
The Pilgrim
Brighter Than a Thousand Suns

(the latter 2 are from their latest Matter of Life and Death album). These are my favourites, along with Hallowed Be Thy Name.

The intro riff of their song Iron Maiden is cool too. rolleyes.gif

Basically Maiden's rythm guitar parts aren't too difficult, however if you handled them so easily means you are well prepared to tackle "real" songs from now on... biggrin.gif wink.gif

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post Oct 12 2008, 04:05 PM
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The trooper is a good song to play and good practice for galloping rhythm.

I almost never pick out a solo note by note from a tab. I think that's useless really and a waste of time. The tab hasn't got any signatures for note length so I think it's better to listen and try to repeat. Pick up the tab when your ears can't figure out the note but only then. But that's me and I did my struggeling with solo tab so belive me, training your ears and play as good as you can is way better. Doesn't have to be exact. The important thing IMHO is to get the key notes on, then you could play half or one third of the notes and still make it sound like the original solo.

if I remember right Prowler isn't that hard. I must confess I havn't played that many of their songs though unsure.gif


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post Oct 12 2008, 04:12 PM
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Awesome, many thankd for the suggestions and advice guys.

I'm going to be bussy now. Really bussy smile.gif smile.gif cool.gif


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post Oct 12 2008, 04:30 PM
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My first Maiden song was Powerslave and I think its a easy maiden song to learn.


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post Oct 12 2008, 04:35 PM
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well, most of the maiden songs aren´t too difficult but so much fun to play (up the irons!!)
flight of ikarus
powerslave
the trooper
stranger in a strange land
or the opening riff of 2 minutes to midnight

its really great to learn iron maiden songs cause you can really freak around while playing... if you look at the solos, its always very interesting to hear the differences between adrian smith and dave murray (janick doesn´t count for me).. and there are some good solos to learn that aren´t too tricky (trooper, powerslave, aces high).




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post Oct 12 2008, 05:55 PM
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The first one I learned was Wasted Years. Cool intro


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post Oct 12 2008, 10:41 PM
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My first one was fear of the dark too, I really like their work from, Powerslave, Somewhere in Time and Seventh son of a Seventh son

I'll add to the list

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
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post Oct 12 2008, 11:11 PM
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When I was starting guitar, the first maiden song I learned was Different World, I suggest that one
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Nice, most of the songs you guys listed are classics, it's good to hear they are suitable for my level. It's going to be a blast playing all of them smile.gif


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Total Eclipse and The Prisoner are fun ones.



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post Oct 13 2008, 02:55 AM
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Wasting Love from the Fear of the Dark Album is probably the easiest Maiden song ever. I love it.


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post Oct 13 2008, 07:07 AM
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The trooper Live By me! Even I played the solo, so you will be able to too!


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post Oct 13 2008, 07:50 AM
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The first song I learned from them was Transylvania, instrumental from ther first album. At the time, I had the song on an SP record (45) and I used to play it on LP speed (33) to slow it down and learn it by ear, since we did not have tabs and stuff smile.gif


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post Oct 13 2008, 12:00 PM
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Hallowed by the name, trooper and run to the hills are songs that I recommend, easy enough and good for practicing some classic riffage


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Is there a hard Maiden song to play smile.gif All are doable but some solos are harder to pull off than others like Holy Smoke.


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post Oct 13 2008, 04:28 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Oct 13 2008, 09:58 AM) *
Is there a hard Maiden song to play smile.gif All are doable but some solos are harder to pull off than others like Holy Smoke.


I'd say faster songs like Aces High (live version), might be hard for a beginner, it has some fast riffs that presents a greater challenge than Trooper for instance.

But like with everything in music it could be subjective, Aces High seemed harder to me than fear of the dark, someone might think otherwise.


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I second Two Minutes To Midnight. First maiden song I ever heard, ive got it all down but the solo, so much fun to play!


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