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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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What was the first song/songs you learned how to play? Of course with the exception of Mary Had A Little Lamb or 3 Blind MIce. Also what year was it?

Mine were...

You Got Another Thing Comin'-Judas Priest
Living After Midnite-Judas Priest
Breaking The Law-Judas Priest

All were learned (not perfected though ) the same week in the summer of 1983, for my first band.

And yes, that does make me old...
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Hmm...let's step into the way-back machine...

Probably "Tall Cool Woman in a Black Dress" by the Hollies; which I learned circa 1982. Still love that reverb-drenched intro riff. That's probably the first song I learned to play from start to finish. Also, anything I could copy from my parents collection of "old" LP's (which ranged from '50's standards to the Beatles all the way up to Abba, ELO, and the Bee Gees...remember, they weren't, strictly speaking, a disco band...)

After that, lots of AC/DC, of course, and then immediately into the '80's hair band thing. Followed by stabs at Yngwie, obsessions with Satch and Vai, and so on.
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lol 'come as you are' about 10 years ago
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Great thread!! My first all the way through was Blackbird by the Beatles. I still remember my guitar teacher gave me the tab for that, and I learned it in a week. At my next lesson I was struggling through a alternate picking Mel Bay excercise (in clefs, not tab), the teacher left to make a copy and I started playing Blackbird. When he came back in he said "I see what you've been working on..." I stopped taking lessons after that, and went to tab. I do still wish I had stuck with learning to read music too, though...
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Bee Gees...remember, they weren't, strictly speaking, a disco band
I like the Bee Gees a lot man, and Reb Beach did do some session work with them...That alone gives them credibility
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"Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"- VH
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Eagles' Hotel California... everyone was hooked on the song and I worked on it for months to make the school band, which I did.
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The usual Stariway, Dream on, Smoke on the water, and porno music.
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post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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purple haze
aint talkin bout love
voodoo child

many parts have been forgotten over the years though im thinking of redoing voodoo child though because that is my favoite hendrix song
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First song I learned when I started back in 1992 was "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".
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My first song is Deep purple Smoke on the water
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First song I learned when I started back in 1992 was "Knockin' on Heaven's Door".

same time as the Guns n roses one, did you learn theirs or the original?

First song all the way through for me was Metallica's 'Where ever I may Roam' that would of been in early 1993 time (was in Guitar for the practising musician magazine)
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First song i learnt all the way through was Panama, Van Halen. I never did get round to playing it really well though

This woulda been around 1989-ish!
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"Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love"- VH
Me too! Two chords - no worries! The solo took a while longer though.
Also "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones.
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scorpions ballads, still loving you,when the smoke is going down etc...
First solo was from "when a blind man cries" by deep purple and "wonderfull tonight" by clapton. those were the days.....
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