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Bogdan Radovic
post Mar 19 2013, 12:03 PM
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Over the years, I have learned and played a lot of cover songs with my band. We also relatively recently practiced for and played a private party kind of gig where we learned and practiced around 40-50 cover songs in just over a month of time.

Looking back now - I think I have forgot how to play the majority of these songs. Its kinda sad - those were such cool songs! smile.gif
Good thing is that if I were to learn them now again - it would be so much easier and I think I would refresh the learned stuff relatively easily.

How hard is for you to learn and remember new songs?
How easy it is for you to forget them? smile.gif


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post Mar 19 2013, 12:09 PM
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I don't think I've learnt a song in its entirety for about 10 years, and as a result my memory is terrible! As long as I've got the sheet music infront of me I'm fine, otherwise I'm screwed wink.gif


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post Mar 19 2013, 12:42 PM
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I still play in a cover band and on Saturday night we played 4x70min sets, not sure how many songs that was but I still had more in storage. Kinda sad really.


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post Mar 19 2013, 12:47 PM
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I'm not sure if remember is the correct term, but I can play them from hearing the melody. Specific riffs etc usually come back quickly.


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post Mar 19 2013, 03:16 PM
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There are several songs I used to know, but have forgotten how to play. Yet, there are many other songs that haven take their place. Funny that sometimes I forget how to play my own songs. biggrin.gif If I don't keep playing it, over time I will probably forget it.


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post Mar 19 2013, 04:59 PM
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I play in both covers and original bands - always have. And I too have a problem remembering everything ... when I'm away from the bandstand. I find that with the full band or at least having the lead vox there, most of it comes back to me.
Also, I need to be reminded of what songs I in fact do know. I keep a note in my wallet with a list of tunes that I 'know' but never remember that I know ... if that makes any sense?


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post Mar 19 2013, 05:33 PM
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HIM- The Sacrament
Bullet For My Valentine- Tears Don't Fall (acoustic)
Judas Priest- Breaking the Law
Benjamin Francis Leftwich- Atlas Hands
Atreyu- Becoming The Bull

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post Mar 19 2013, 06:30 PM
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At the time being I have restarted this wonderful journey in an acoustic version and with my voice smile.gif Here is my list:

Alanis Morisette - Thank you
Incubus - Drive, Southern Girl
A perfect circle - 3 Lybras
Sevendust - Hurt
Aaron Lewis - A little something to remind you, What hurts the most
Staind - Epiphany
Slpknot - Snuff
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Iron Maiden (Ryan Adams) - Wasted years
Sting - Shape of my heart
Foo Fighters - Times like these
Biffy Clyro - Black Chandelier (Thank you bleez biggrin.gif)
Bobby Caldwell - What you won't do for love
Jamie N. Commons - The Preacher
Brad Paisley - Whiskey Lullaby
Michael Jackson - Human Nature
One Republic - Stop and stare
Myles Kennedy - Halelujah
Tracy Chapman - Fast car


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post Mar 19 2013, 06:39 PM
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I have played in a cover band many years and will probably remember the classics we played, since they usually consist of 4 chords biggrin.gif

Then I have a bunch of punk songs I can play all the way through.

When I jammed with a friend this weekend I was kinda surprised that I even remembered some german rock and punk songs I haven't played for at least 10 years.

Can't tell you a decent number though.


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post Mar 19 2013, 07:39 PM
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Ive totally forgot more full songs than I currently know how to play. Ive just started to make an effort to learn a few black sabbath songs in their entirety. Ironman, Paranoid and behind the wall of sleep are all I have at the moment.


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Biffy Clyro - Black Chandelier (Thank you bleez biggrin.gif)

Awesome biggrin.gif you're most welcome!
Ive been working on the acoustic version of that as well, I thought seeing as I have the same accent as the singer it might help.... but as it turns out..... not so much!
Cosmin, if you get your version of Black Chandelier recorded on anything I'd love to hear it, dude smile.gif



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post Mar 19 2013, 08:12 PM
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I have played in a handfull of cover bands and one original band in the past so I have learned tons of covers over the years and forgotten most of them, but like Bogdan was saying they are much easier to learn the second time around. smile.gif And like Klasaine was saying I can't even remember what songs I have learned untill maybe someone starts to play or sing it , then the bells start to ring and they kind of come back to me. Sometimes I find myself digging up old set lists to remind myself of what I used to play. One thing that is funny tho, The songs that I remember best are some of the first songs I have ever learned, some of those have just been fused into my memory somehow. I wish it was like that for every song I have ever learned! rolleyes.gif Most of the songs I learn, if I don't play them alot they just get pushed out of my memory.
Learning and remembering new songs depends on the song I guess as to how easy or hard it is to play. Either way if I dont play them alot I usually forget them fairly easily.
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post Mar 19 2013, 08:39 PM
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Ok then please publish these lessons:

Iron Maiden : Wasted Years
Iron Mailden: Wasting Love
Iron Maiden: Ghost of the Navigator
Iron Maiden: Como Estais Amigos


QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 19 2013, 05:30 PM) *
At the time being I have restarted this wonderful journey in an acoustic version and with my voice smile.gif Here is my list:

Alanis Morisette - Thank you
Incubus - Drive, Southern Girl
A perfect circle - 3 Lybras
Sevendust - Hurt
Aaron Lewis - A little something to remind you, What hurts the most
Staind - Epiphany
Slpknot - Snuff
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Iron Maiden (Ryan Adams) - Wasted years
Sting - Shape of my heart
Foo Fighters - Times like these
Biffy Clyro - Black Chandelier (Thank you bleez biggrin.gif)
Bobby Caldwell - What you won't do for love
Jamie N. Commons - The Preacher
Brad Paisley - Whiskey Lullaby
Michael Jackson - Human Nature
One Republic - Stop and stare
Myles Kennedy - Halelujah
Tracy Chapman - Fast car

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post Mar 19 2013, 11:08 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Mar 19 2013, 11:03 AM) *
Over the years, I have learned and played a lot of cover songs with my band. We also relatively recently practiced for and played a private party kind of gig where we learned and practiced around 40-50 cover songs in just over a month of time.

Looking back now - I think I have forgot how to play the majority of these songs. Its kinda sad - those were such cool songs! smile.gif
Good thing is that if I were to learn them now again - it would be so much easier and I think I would refresh the learned stuff relatively easily.

How hard is for you to learn and remember new songs?
How easy it is for you to forget them? smile.gif

i work at a bar in vegas where we have a cover band play every night one of the bands is called the limit, check um out they are really good! they play mostly by request, its pretty amazing sometimes they get stumped on a song they dont know and it seems like a member of a band will sing the song or the guitar player will play the melody and the rest of the band follows, but they ussually know every request.

i always wondered how the heck they remeber so many songs.
i always pay close attention to when those guys play hoping some of there skill rubs off
here is a vid of the band at the bar i work at
http://youtu.be/4nyFbBhisG8

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post Mar 20 2013, 12:49 AM
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QUOTE (dcz702 @ Mar 19 2013, 01:08 PM) *
i work at a bar in vegas where we have a cover band play every night one of the bands is called the limit, check um out they are really good! they play mostly by request, its pretty amazing sometimes they get stumped on a song they dont know and it seems like a member of a band will sing the song or the guitar player will play the melody and the rest of the band follows, but they ussually know every request.

i always wondered how the heck they remeber so many songs.
i always pay close attention to when those guys play hoping some of there skill rubs off
here is a vid of the band at the bar i work at
http://youtu.be/4nyFbBhisG8

Wow you work at a bar in Vegas? I know a few musicians who used to work up here in Alaska that work in Vegas now, You wouldn't happen to know a Bass player named Kenn Tonn would you? I know he has done some gigs with a band called Snake Charmers in Vegas.
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Holy Diver!

Plus, there are a lot of songs where I know how to play each part separately, but I'm not sure in the structure. These include Don't Talk to Strangers from Dio ,Welcome to Dying from BG, Stargazer and Gates of Babylon by Rainbow, Into the Storm and Somwhere Out in Space by Gamma Ray and few which I don't remeber right now.

But I never learn any solos in their completeness, I think that's harmful to the developement of my own playing style. Instead I always try to make up a solo that fits the song, but has my style aswell.
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post Mar 20 2013, 01:12 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Mar 19 2013, 11:49 PM) *
Wow you work at a bar in Vegas? I know a few musicians who used to work up here in Alaska that work in Vegas now, You wouldn't happen to know a Bass player named Kenn Tonn would you? I know he has done some gigs with a band called Snake Charmers in Vegas.

yea i work at mandalay bay hotel, wich is pretty cool, we get alot of shows because we got the house of blues and a large arena, and a kick ass stage at one of the lounge bars. ive heard of snake charmer but ive never seen them, theve played some local casinos and bars here in vegas. what part of ak you from? i moved to vegas from anchorage, left anchorage in 99

just checked out your profile big lake is in wasilla if i remeber correctly

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post Mar 20 2013, 02:14 AM
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I don't do it too much any more but I played in a cover band that worked mostly casinos. 4 sets a night, 6 nights a week which meant generally 60 tunes (some w/in medleys) a night. If we got a request, as long as one singer and one chordal inst player knew 'most of it' - we'd do it, damn the torpedos. The request was usually stuck to or written on a $50 or $100 and NEVER less than a $20.
It was actually on those gigs where I learned to not worry about what I think I don't know. And also learned that there are about 40 different tunes - everything else is just accessories and ornamentation ... seriously.

*off topic but I played at a Celtic Festival in Eagle River about 4 years ago. Had a great time. Most of the band stayed for a few days after the fest so we could see some of Alaska. I would go back in a second. One of the most (if not the most) beautiful places I've ever seen. Breathtaking is not hyperbole.

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first metal song love bites - judas priest still know it
#2 crazy train know it ( solo 2)
after that I can just remember bits and pieces of songs, but full songs I know completely
symphony of destruction
over the mountain
rainbow in the dark

maybe a few others , more than anything I miss that huge wall of guitars from a well amplified stage
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post Mar 20 2013, 03:49 AM
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QUOTE (dcz702 @ Mar 19 2013, 03:12 PM) *
yea i work at mandalay bay hotel, wich is pretty cool, we get alot of shows because we got the house of blues and a large arena, and a kick ass stage at one of the lounge bars. ive heard of snake charmer but ive never seen them, theve played some local casinos and bars here in vegas. what part of ak you from? i moved to vegas from anchorage, left anchorage in 99

just checked out your profile big lake is in wasilla if i remeber correctly

Hehee yeah it seems alot of folks from AK transplant down to Nevada, Big Lake is about 15 mins north of Wasilla.
You left in 99 eh? I was in a couple bands with Kenn durring the early to mid 90's, One was an original band called AK-Raw and the other was a cover band called Liquid Chicken.
I am not sure but I think Kenn may have just been filling in for Snake Charmers regular bass player. I just happened to run across a video of him playing down there with those guys on youtube today. smile.gif



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I don't do it too much any more but I played in a cover band that worked mostly casinos. 4 sets a night, 6 nights a week which meant generally 60 tunes (some w/in medleys) a night. If we got a request, as long as one singer and one chordal inst player knew 'most of it' - we'd do it, damn the torpedos. The request was usually stuck to or written on a $50 or $100 and NEVER less than a $20.
It was actually on those gigs where I learned to not worry about what I think I don't know. And also learned that there are about 40 different tunes - everything else is just accessories and ornamentation ... seriously.

*off topic but I played at a Celtic Festival in Eagle River about 4 years ago. Had a great time. Most of the band stayed for a few days after the fest so we could see some of Alaska. I would go back in a second. One of the most (if not the most) beautiful places I've ever seen. Breathtaking is not hyperbole.

Ha! How cool is that! Glad you had a good time up here! smile.gif Eagle River is between Anchorage and Big Lake where I live and I went to high school for my senior year just north of there in Chugiak where my father still lives , and my brother and his wife live in Eagle River, back in Eagle River valley. I actually built quite a few homes in Eagle River as well. smile.gif Never been to the Celtic fest though.
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post Mar 20 2013, 09:08 AM
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QUOTE (ozsarman @ Mar 19 2013, 07:39 PM) *
Ok then please publish these lessons:

Iron Maiden : Wasted Years
Iron Mailden: Wasting Love
Iron Maiden: Ghost of the Navigator
Iron Maiden: Como Estais Amigos


Hey mate, unfortunately due to copyright reasons, we can't publish entire songs as lessons, plus, the version of wasted years that I am learning is this one smile.gif



All the songs in that list will be performed in the acoustic version plus vocals - it's a great exercise for me getting better at playing vocals and guitar in the same time smile.gif

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Ive totally forgot more full songs than I currently know how to play. Ive just started to make an effort to learn a few black sabbath songs in their entirety. Ironman, Paranoid and behind the wall of sleep are all I have at the moment.



Awesome biggrin.gif you're most welcome!
Ive been working on the acoustic version of that as well, I thought seeing as I have the same accent as the singer it might help.... but as it turns out..... not so much!
Cosmin, if you get your version of Black Chandelier recorded on anything I'd love to hear it, dude smile.gif


You have no clue how much that song has touched me and how it resonates with what I am going through now, so thank you smile.gif I will definitely record all of the list biggrin.gif Youtube... acoustic playing and singing videos... must tell you something biggrin.gif

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