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So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« on: July 29, 2009, 05:48:59 am »
I just got back from my guitar lesson with my teacher and I am learning Lynard Skynards Simple man.  It's not that hard but takes a lot of concentration.  It's always fun to learn something thats also a challenge.

So tell me, WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING NOW? I'm always interested in what everybody is learning.  We can always trade little tips and tricks.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 06:12:17 am »

I'm trying to learn the old Van Halen "Aint-talkin'-bout-love"-intro-lick..   ...but I can't produce that famous "brown sound" :-\ ...the miserable tonez I manage to squeeze out sound more like beige.. ;D



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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 06:13:44 am »
SRV's version of Freddie Kings Hideaway.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 08:53:00 am »
Eric Clapton's Wonderful Tonight.  The solo part is quite easy but I am struggling with the rhythm guitar part, but I haven't spent long on it yet. I am sure I will get it with a bit of practice.  I was thinking about playing this at my wedding next year, but I doubt if I can play guitar after having a few glasses of champagne.
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009, 10:03:23 am »
Justin Sandercoe's tunes from his Solo Blues I DVD. Not bad on Walking Bass and Gospel Blues, but having a bit of difficulty with the picking hand co-ordination on Steady Thumb Blues. Unfortunately MY thumb ain't too steady and just will not do what I want it to! I do know this is a 'weak' area for me (one among many!!), and was the main reason for buying this DVD.

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009, 10:05:21 am »
I guess my most recent additions are "We are the champions" by queen and "rockstar" by nickelback.
The queen song is a great barre chord workout and the nickelback song has a taxing rhythm to sing to.
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2009, 10:08:30 am »
licksnkicks:

wow another cool thread from u :)

Rite now I'm working on the scales.Also some guitar techniques like string bending etc..

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009, 10:10:34 am »
I have the occasional go at "She Talks To Angels" but it's a bit advanced for me (and the Open E tuning seems to be putting a bit of a strain on my guitar) had my first recognisable chord progression last night with Justins "Please Forgive Me" (David Grey) lesson - struggling with the big F barre chord as usual but what a sense of achievment lol :)
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009, 10:18:34 am »
"What are you learning now?"

That, without regular practise your skills soon go rusty!!

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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2009, 10:31:56 am »
inbetween all the practice im learning stairway to heaven and shape of my heart by sting.
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2009, 10:51:04 am »
"What are you learning now?"

That, without regular practise your skills soon go rusty!!

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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 11:00:29 am »
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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2009, 01:15:03 pm »
licksnkicks:

wow another cool thread from u :)

Rite now I'm working on the scales.Also some guitar techniques like string bending etc..

Isn't this funny cuz I'm working on the same stuff! 

Close2u I agree you must practice everday or you will get rusty! I have like a guitar diary of everything I do and took it to my lesson last night and my guitar teacher said in the 13 years that he has been teaching he's never seen anyone take notes about guitar stuff like me.  If you write it down than you have it in front of you with NO second guessing!  That's the only way to do it.  I write myself little notes on what I think I should be practicing just to keep things in perspective.  When I sit to practice it's all there in black and white and I know exactly what to do!

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2009, 01:18:53 pm »

I'm trying to learn the old Van Halen "Aint-talkin'-bout-love"-intro-lick..   ...but I can't produce that famous "brown sound" :-\ ...the miserable tonez I manage to squeeze out sound more like beige.. ;D

Holy crap man that's a hard one but and excellent one.  I wish you all the best of luck.  I hope you nail this!  Its' one of my favorite tunes. 

LONG LIVE VH!!!!

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« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2009, 01:26:08 pm »
i'm learning tears from the rain from satriani, the right hand part is a piece of cake but i won't say the same thing about the left hand ....it strechtes a lot :) but i really like the song so it's a great motivation to learn it....and well i do also of course work on my skills like all of you guys : legato, improvisation on pentatonic scales in a, bends and vibrato, speed development, stretching, picking and so on ...

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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2009, 01:44:12 pm »
string mutingkinda like SRV and Frusciante

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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2009, 02:06:59 pm »
kinda hard to get huh ?
i worked on this on pride and joy...took me a while to get it...still not perfect

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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2009, 02:15:18 pm »
quite difficult to master
I sometimes get in a groove and can get it close
But the next time I try its gone

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2009, 09:31:55 pm »

Holy crap man that's a hard one but and excellent one.  I wish you all the best of luck.  I hope you nail this!  Its' one of my favorite tunes. 

LONG LIVE VH!!!!

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no no, not the whole song!  :o just the first few bars or so, that's more than enough of a challenge for me!  :D  I'm just a noooob!   :) 

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2009, 10:39:49 pm »
Hey JC when you nail this will you make a vid of it for Youtube.  I would love to see this.  I would love to see it.

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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2009, 11:01:11 pm »
ha ha...let me practise for a couple of years first, and then I might consider it  :D  But, anyway, putting up just a few riffs on Youtube would be pointless. As I said, I'm still just a noob, and struggling hard with the simplest things! :P
But it is indeed a great song, and it would be really cool to be able to play it some day.  :)




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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2009, 01:34:50 am »
JC you obviously have the drive and the passion to make this happen.  I know you will nail this sooner or later.  Just being a newb like myself great challenges lay ahead of us both!  A lot of people take up guitar and then when the going gets tough they can't tough it out.  That's what makes us different from them.  I'm getting frustrated trying learn all the notes on the neck, the major scale positions and trying to keep up with the beginners course level 3 and learning a new song with my teacher.  I won't ever wave the white flag.  That's the way I am with everything though and this kind of thinking has done me justice!

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #22 on: July 30, 2009, 03:32:36 am »
I just finished learning the last part of "Stairway" on Friday night (except the solo) - now I just need to make it sound ok - playing this piece in time is my biggest challenge as the hammer-on Amin screws with my rythm - particularly in the plectrum part.

Also working on the crux part of "Yesterday" the dreaded F#min to B7 barre chord change is still giving me a bit of gyp but I'm getting there (I actually have more trouble getting the 3rd string on the F#min to ring out than any other bit as I just can't seem to get my technique right and not mute it).

Tonight I want to start on "Down and Out"

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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2009, 09:06:33 am »
Getting chord change between E and D fast enough.

Having an attempt at C and G.

Currently improving my playing over a fingerstyle version of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow."
And Learning a fingerstyle version of The Beatles' "Blackbird".

I took a very bad habit of stepping straight into fingerstyle and I can play it good but I can't play chords to save my life so I'm having to step back and learn the beginners course again. Mind you, learning other songs have strengthened my fingers and improved my co-ordination between left and right so I got something good out of it!

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Re: So, what are you learning now? (on your instrument/s)
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2009, 11:06:36 am »


I took a very bad habit of stepping straight into fingerstyle and I can play it good but I can't play chords to save my life so I'm having to step back and learn the beginners course again.

how can you possibly play fluent fingerstyle without decent chord changes? :)

I'm interested in that fingerstyle piece of "over the rainbow"
i'm developing my own version of it and i'm always interested in other peoples versions
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