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Discussion in 'Guitar Lessons' started by Harpozep, Apr 11, 2008.
Hang on Sloopy
Brain Stew - Green Day
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
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.
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.
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
My first song was Blackout by the Scorpions, followed closely by Rock you like a Hurricane.
Wild Thing or the rhythm part for Gimme Shelter.
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.
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.
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."
Here's an obscure one.
Julia Dream(early Floyd)
Simple Mel Bay chords. Sounded good on Momma's acoustic.
It was either La Malagueña or Guantanamera. I cannot remember. I had a classical guitar before I had anything else. I was 11 or 12.
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.
Brown Eyed Girl
I guess old macdonald.
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 , so I have learned A Horse With No Name, by America.
I am darn proud of myself.
That is all. Carry on.
Boulevard of Broken Dreams.