What's the first song you ever learned?

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  1. Mattyboy

    Mattyboy Senior Member

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    Hang on Sloopy
     
  2. dylan.rocks.all.nite.long

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    Brain Stew - Green Day
     
  3. northernguitarguy

    northernguitarguy SWeAT hOg

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    I started late. Heart of Gold-Neil Young. I also skipped a couple of days of classes in first yr. university to master 'Is here Anybody Out There by Pink Floyd
     
  4. RustyNuts

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    First was Smoke On The Water, followed by Iron Man. Here it is, thirty five years later and I can still remember three kids (no drummer, just two guitars and a bass) in the bedroom trying to figure those two songs out on cheap USAF Base Exchange gear.
     
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    tom dooley.
     
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    It was New Year's Eve, a warm and humid night at my cousins' house for the annual New Year's celebration party, and I was 9 years of age. I was always envious of my favorite cousin for his guitars and ability, so the week before (Christmas), I received my first guitar (a crappy Mark II starter guitar that was probably bought at Walmart or something lol). I brought said guitar to the New Year's party so my cousin could teach me something. After a couple of hours of work, I had learned my first song. I didn't even know what it was until months later, but I performed it in front of my family, and thus started my guitar playing career.
    The song? Good Riddance by Green Day.
     
  7. FrankieOliver

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    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
     
  8. ShelbyDude

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    My first song was Blackout by the Scorpions, followed closely by Rock you like a Hurricane.
     
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    Wild Thing or the rhythm part for Gimme Shelter.
     
  10. RealDyl

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    The first song I learned on the bass was In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins, and the first song I learned on the guitar was Hell's Bells by AC/DC. :)
     
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    It's almost been two years since I started back in April '09 but I've hardly progressed, first song was the riff to TNT by AC/DC, then Whole Lotta Love by Led Zep, followed by Livin' Lovin' and some song by The Ramones. All in two months, but then took ages to do the other songs. I just finished learning the last solo to Sweet Child 'o Mine yesterday.
     
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    When my father got me my first cheapo acoustic (I was ten), before he died:

    "Day Tripper" (heavy sigh of relief) and "Secret Agent Man." (You have my permission to break out the Pepto-Bismol cupcakes . . . )

    When I had my first electric (a cheapo import, a birthday present from my maternal grandmother) and, having been mesmerised by seeing B.B. King for the first time, got serious about playing the blues:

    "The Thrill is Gone."
     
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    Here's an obscure one.
    Julia Dream(early Floyd)
    Simple Mel Bay chords. Sounded good on Momma's acoustic.
     
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    It was either La MalagueƱa or Guantanamera. I cannot remember. I had a classical guitar before I had anything else. I was 11 or 12.
     
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    The first song I learned to play was part of knocking on heavens door. Number 2 would be Here Comes the Sun, and number 3 was Holiday. :D
     
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    Brown Eyed Girl
     
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    I guess old macdonald.
     
  18. Neofelis Nebulosa

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    I have been playing nothing but riffs, mostly AC/DC and Led Zeppelin, and noodling some blues scales.

    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was too hard for me :laugh2:, so I have learned A Horse With No Name, by America.

    I am darn proud of myself. :thumb:

    That is all. Carry on.
     
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    Boulevard of Broken Dreams.
     

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