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post Jul 3 2007, 10:27 AM
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gday mates, hey i just after a bit of advice, im a big fan of guns n roses and bought a learn to play guns n roses dvd which teaches u to play their songs........now the thing is instead of learning one song at a time i been learning a song and when it gets to advanced to play or i hear something else i want to play i forget about what i was doin in the first place and try the new song or solo that i heard so in the end ive learned the majority of song that ive tried but havent actually finished the song or perfected it coz i usually hear or see somethin else i wanna play this happens with any song or solo i try not just the guuners stuff..........now what do youse reckon about this......in a way i kind of like llike it coz it teaches me so many techniques which are in different songs but in the end i dont perfect the songs i learn........can someone tell me what the best way to do this is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,should i learn a song and then perfect it or it doesnt really matter or what..........any advice

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post Jul 3 2007, 11:22 AM
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I can only say how I do it.

First I listen to a song until I know it. Then I play along to the CD, or mp3 rather since I run it slowed down for difficult parts.

Important is to LISTEN and play the same. I use tabs aswell but only when I know how it's supposed to sound. You can use tabs and get it all wrong.

At first I will have it down sloppy but as soon as I got the foundation right I will add additional stuff.



Listen
Play along with the song
Add the advanced things after


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post Jul 3 2007, 01:32 PM
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Hello, I understand your problem. I have the same problem as well. ^^ I hear a cool song I really want to learn but the same minute I start practicing it I find an even cooler song. ^^ My advice is for you to start learning easy songs (very easy) lets say a song with only power chords. And when u master it u learn another easy song. The reason is; it's easy to get bored if u doesn't have any songs u can jam along to. And when you are bored with the easy stuff you start playing the more advanced stuff. ^^


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post Jul 3 2007, 04:11 PM
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Listen to the song as much as possible break it down into as many parts as you can, Riff by Riff Lick After Lick just break it down into small part, and then learn each individual parts, listen closely and visualize where and how its being played on the fretboard.
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post Jul 3 2007, 05:33 PM
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Yeah I just listen and try to find a reliable tab. Of course I do not have guitar pro but I do have power tab so I just use that when trying to learn a song smile.gif






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post Jul 4 2007, 06:38 PM
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QUOTE (Eat-Sleep-andJam @ Jul 3 2007, 05:33 PM) *
Yeah I just listen and try to find a reliable tab. Of course I do not have guitar pro but I do have power tab so I just use that when trying to learn a song smile.gif
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I also use powertab, i'm not sure exacly what the difference is but i don't fancy paying £40ish if it's not that much different.

Yeah as said before try and break the songs down into sections just like the lessons are done here at GMC, or even smaller if you want to. When you've learnt say the first 3 riffs seperatly put them together and play them and continue to do so if the song is too hard for you at first. Of course if there are certain techniques in there that you're not so good at it might be an idea to learn those first
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