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Posted: 1/4/2006 2:47:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/4/2006 3:03:49 PM EDT by Daytona955i]
I posed this question some time ago, but the thread is now in the limbo known as "Post-search, pre-archive".... so how about it, I know there's a bunch of guitar players on here, what are some songs that are quick on the pickup? (no pun intended)

ETA: Also maybe songs that everyone should know how to play.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:49:00 PM EDT
I learned the first little bit of Iron Man in like 2 minutes. Ive never played guitar before that. Its a good song, cause most people recognize it
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:52:17 PM EDT
Most Johnny Cash is quick to learn and most Nirvana is quick to learn to
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:52:48 PM EDT
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Seek And Destroy - Metallica
For Whom The Bell Tolls - Metallica
Motorbreath - Metallica
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:53:25 PM EDT
The first two things I learned were the intro to Today by The Smashing Pumpkins, and Santa Monica by Everclear.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:55:16 PM EDT
SMOKE ON THE WATER

duh duh duh
duh duh duh duh
duh duh duh
duh duh
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:55:52 PM EDT
here are a few beginner songs for ya:
All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix)
Layla (Derrick and the Dominoes aka Eric Clapton)

if you get them down, it'll be smooth sailing from there on out
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 2:59:16 PM EDT
"Every rose has it's thorns..."

God - how I hate that song.

If you like Social D, "Ball and Chain" is a good one to play along to when you're drunk as shit.

For fun I use to plug my old Tom Scholz Rockman X100 into my stereo and jam the hell out of live Ramones records. It's a good way to work up a sweat.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:02:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 52brandon:
here are a few beginner songs for ya:
All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix)
Layla (Derrick and the Dominoes aka Eric Clapton)

if you get them down, it'll be smooth sailing from there on out



They don't have to be easy, I'm just looking to add on to my small repitore of songs I can play on an acoustic guitar, besides metal and Nirvana (because I know a good chunk of that already, but mostly just the root notes that I can build chords off from... because I'm a bass player.)
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:07:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:

Originally Posted By 52brandon:
here are a few beginner songs for ya:
All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix)
Layla (Derrick and the Dominoes aka Eric Clapton)

if you get them down, it'll be smooth sailing from there on out



They don't have to be easy, I'm just looking to add on to my small repitore of songs I can play on an acoustic guitar, besides metal and Nirvana (because I know a good chunk of that already, but mostly just the root notes that I can build chords off from... because I'm a bass player.)



Free falling by petty is pretty easy and a good song for acoustic, but IIRC you really need a capo to properly pull it off.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:07:18 PM EDT
Did you see the sign? No 'Stairway to Heaven'!
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:10:02 PM EDT
Stephen Bishop

"I gave my love a cherry
That has no stone,

I gave my love a chicken
That has no bone,..."
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:11:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By Daytona955i:

Originally Posted By 52brandon:
here are a few beginner songs for ya:
All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix)
Layla (Derrick and the Dominoes aka Eric Clapton)

if you get them down, it'll be smooth sailing from there on out



They don't have to be easy, I'm just looking to add on to my small repitore of songs I can play on an acoustic guitar, besides metal and Nirvana (because I know a good chunk of that already, but mostly just the root notes that I can build chords off from... because I'm a bass player.)



Free falling by petty is pretty easy and a good song for acoustic, but IIRC you really need a capo to properly pull it off.



Haha, I played a D major chord cause I thought that thats what it sounds like (without a capo) and then I figured how Petty built off that in about 30 seconds, easy is right.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:12:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 3:14:44 PM EDT
Anything by Chuck Berry (he used one riff in all of his songs, and that was the first thing I ever learned)

Heaven's on Fire - Kiss

Stranglehold - Ted Nuggent

Good Lovin' - The Rascals

Thunderkiss '65 - White Zombie

Learn your bar chords, learn your pentatonic scales and in a couple of weeks chicks will be hurling their panties at you en masse!
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 4:33:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
Anything by Chuck Berry (he used one riff in all of his songs, and that was the first thing I ever learned)

Heaven's on Fire - Kiss

Stranglehold - Ted Nuggent

Good Lovin' - The Rascals

Thunderkiss '65 - White Zombie

Learn your bar chords, learn your pentatonic scales and in a couple of weeks chicks will be hurling their panties at you en masse!



Excellent!

Bar chords, check.

scales... I should really learn some.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 4:37:12 PM EDT
Van Halen---Eruption!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 4:40:46 PM EDT
Knockin on Heaven's door - G, D, Am repeat...
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 4:42:22 PM EDT
Sweet Home Alabama

D -> C -> G

Easy and seems to please the redneck girls....
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 4:43:37 PM EDT

They don't have to be easy, I'm just looking to add on to my small repitore of songs I can play on an acoustic guitar, besides metal and Nirvana (because I know a good chunk of that already, but mostly just the root notes that I can build chords off from... because I'm a bass player.)



You need to learn all of Clapton's unplugged album, then some Jimmy Buffet, a little Eagles, maybe a James Taylor or two and add a little Johnny Cash and you got yourself a party.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 4:47:42 PM EDT
Tagged for more gitarrrr ideas
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 4:52:54 PM EDT
"Working Man" by Rush. It has a great opening lick that almost anyone can play.
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:32:36 PM EDT
Cocaine - Clapton
Wish you were here - Pink Floyd
Most any Tom Petty song
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:40:57 PM EDT
neil young has some pretty easy to play songs
Link Posted: 1/4/2006 6:42:07 PM EDT
Nothing by Led Zepplin is easy to play.

Every song they made except for Black Dog is full of Sharps and Flats.

I almost ripped my hair out trying to play some of thier songs.
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