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Margi  
8 Jun 2009 05:31 | Quote
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So, when you first started playing, what is the first song you learned? For me, it kind of holds sentimental value. I felt on top of the world when I got it down.

For me, it was "Mad World", I think originally done by Tears for Fears.
league  
8 Jun 2009 05:48 | Quote
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I can't remember exactly I'm divided between two songs but it was the first that influenced me the most.




This one got me into rock.

Heather  
8 Jun 2009 07:45 | Quote
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I can't remember what exactly I originally learned but I think it was some sort of Blues Brothers song.
BodomBeachTerror  
8 Jun 2009 11:53 | Quote
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i thnk it was Egg sucking dog or something
les_paul  
8 Jun 2009 12:56 | Quote
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Wow league you just took me back to the mid nineties with the fastball video.

When I was a teenager I didn't like them, but when I watched that video it took me back and I have to admit I liked it.

Here's another.




As for my first song, I'm not sure but I remember learning the main riff to simple man when I was about 15.
blackholesun  
8 Jun 2009 13:46 | Quote
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@Margi, are you a Donnie Darko fan?

Mine was Californication by RHCP.
Margi  
8 Jun 2009 14:58 | Quote
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No, actually I haven't seen it yet, though I think I should :P
I find it fascinating how music can set the mood in a movie, proof of its universality.
JustJeff  
8 Jun 2009 15:01 | Quote
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For you Donnie Darko fans...




As for the thread... i started with Green Day: Time of Your Life. Then I learned some Dave Matthews Band... and some weezer.
league  
8 Jun 2009 16:09 | Quote
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@Les_Paul I'm actually a Fastball fan and I have been since that record back in 98.
I was like 8 years old and it was the first record I bought so they definitely got me into listening to more music.

I have every record and I'm happy to say they're still going at it with touring and new material.

The solo in "The Way" is freakin awesome and it actually helped me learn pentatonics.
Afro_Raven  
8 Jun 2009 16:51 | Quote
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My first song was 'Wild Thing' by The Troggs (?) because it was only 3 chords.

Afro
Phip  
8 Jun 2009 17:28 | Quote
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Heart of Gold, Neil Young
Ozzfan486  
9 Jun 2009 11:22 | Quote
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5 or 6 of my own, then "Eruption" by Van Halen......well, It's the one song that I know more than just the opening riff. lol.
Nutter166  
10 Jun 2009 04:07 | Quote
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First part of a song opening riff and solo to "One" by Metallica.
First whole song 'A Grave Mistake' by Beneath the Sky :)
Admiral  
10 Jun 2009 14:02 | Quote
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Guys, you seriously make me feel bad. At that time I was already happy to finally manage seven nation army, followed by wild thing. I was happy to be able to play anything really, ha.
BodomBeachTerror  
10 Jun 2009 14:18 | Quote
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learning one and eruption first? you didnt start with song that are just like 3 or 4 chords?
Nutter166  
10 Jun 2009 15:19 | Quote
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I learn't basic chords but didn't sit down and learn your typical first song..I was shown the chords (my neighbour helped me get back to where I was..I stopped playing for five years after two years of learning nothing but scales and chords) and then just used stuff like 'one' to show how they could be used either whole or in parts..

@Admiral: It's all good man, aslong as you enjoy yourself and your music you could take 5years to learn just two chords but it'd still be cool :)
JazzMaverick  
10 Jun 2009 15:31 | Quote
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Nickelback - Too Bad & Just For were my first songs.

Just Jeff, I like that verson of Mad World, I wouldn't mind learning that one.
nikhil.sinha  
11 Jun 2009 01:17 | Quote
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my first song that i played perfect was me n you n the dog name boo...
but it was way back when i was kid.
Brain_drill  
11 Jun 2009 02:32 | Quote
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Enter sandman..Metallica..._ xD that was my first!
ironman91313  
11 Jun 2009 18:33 | Quote
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Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Phip  
11 Jun 2009 19:26 | Quote
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nikhil.sinha says:
my first song that i played perfect was me n you n the dog name boo.


nikhil, I LOVE that song. Record it; play it for us! pretty please!
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telecrater  
11 Jun 2009 19:57 | Quote
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I played a little Louie Louie, and wild thing but the first song I really learned and worked all the way though (except the solo) was an S.O.D./Anthrax song called Milk Owed to billy.

shhh, don't tell anyone but I used to be a metal head
crislyn23_nt  
11 Jun 2009 20:45 | Quote
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haha, the good old days!
mines was "time of your life" by green day. learned the plucking for it first,
DrGonzo  
11 Jun 2009 20:45 | Quote
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Back in Black! I played it all day everyday for about a month. I only had the main chords/riff but it was awesome. The first song I learned all the way through was Snowblind by Black Sabbath. It has a sweet solo that is a little bit slower in it but sound really eerie feel to it.



Tony Iommi is awesome. He is missing a bunch of fingers on one of his hands. He lost em in accident involving a saw I believe.
ironman91313  
11 Jun 2009 21:49 | Quote
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yeah Gonzo that was one of my first songs too. That solo is just so easy and fun to play
nikhil.sinha  
12 Jun 2009 08:59 | Quote
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sure Phip. need to buy a cam.....hopin this month to end haha.
CacophonyJackson  
17 Jun 2009 23:21 | Quote
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My first song ever was "whats my age again" by blink 182 on bass. On guitar I believe it was smells like teen spirit, and the first solo was fade to black, which took me a while to make sound clear but blew my mind when I first made those sounds. It still drives me to get better.
carlsnow  
23 Jul 2009 08:58 | Quote
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God of Thunder , KISS, 1975 , Via MS Jennifer Hooks ... (some things ya never forget!)

yup! when i got my little bitty kid-fingers on that one i was doomed forever!
(not to listen to Kiss , but to play until blistery and such lol)
keniemn  
23 Jul 2009 12:19 | Quote
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twist of cain-danzig
AlexB  
23 Jul 2009 12:36 | Quote
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I dont really remember my first song,maybe it was some clapton or Santana,but i remember my very first solo was Hotel California! :D
Nightmare  
23 Jul 2009 14:56 | Quote
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wake me up when september ends b green day just parts of it, the intro and I learned the solo that was a big accomplishment,but first FULL song I played, nothing else matters by metallica.
Nightmare  
23 Jul 2009 16:32 | Quote
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DrGonzo says:
Back in Black! I played it all day everyday for about a month. I only had the main chords/riff but it was awesome. The first song I learned all the way through was Snowblind by Black Sabbath. It has a sweet solo that is a little bit slower in it but sound really eerie feel to it.

Snowblind, pleaseeeee tell me from where did you get the tab I'm so in love with that song but I can't find the right tab and i can't play the solo by ear all of it, plus which tuning did they use in that song and amp settings :) ?
case211  
23 Jul 2009 16:36 | Quote
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First song opening riff thing I learned was One by Metallica.

First song I learned all the way through, solo included, was Ain't Talkin Bout Love by Van Halen, because I couldn't really play the solo from Unchained, I learned both riffs at the same time.
Ozzfan486  
23 Jul 2009 16:39 | Quote
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@ JazzMav - I LOVE just for! Probably my favorite song by them. That or "Never Again".
case211  
23 Jul 2009 16:42 | Quote
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AlexB says:
I dont really remember my first song,maybe it was some clapton or Santana,but i remember my very first solo was Hotel California! :D


That is quite the accomplishment :)
Nightmare  
23 Jul 2009 16:57 | Quote
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AlexB says:
I dont really remember my first song,maybe it was some clapton or Santana :D

lool, didn't that take ages?
AlexB  
23 Jul 2009 23:49 | Quote
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Nightmare says:
lool, didn't that take ages?


Nah,i been all day trying to remember wich song was,i was learning back in the day santana hits,like samba pa ti,oye como va and Europa,or clapton classics like cocaine or sunshine of your love,and i also learned a lot of hit songs by The Eagles,tequila sunrise,hotel california,one of these nights,think i learned the whole Greatest hits album! haha
Veqq  
26 Jul 2009 17:33 | Quote
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Painkiller by Judas Priest, or more so random riffs, I remember being unable how to understand how they got it to sound good, then I discovered palm muting...

Untill now... Minor Threat is the only cover I know, (it's only 3 riffs!) But I know allot of my own stuff so Painkiller is it. :)
harleyofdoom  
30 Jul 2009 14:48 | Quote
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Can't really remember it might have been 'when the man comes around' by Johnny Cash... but i know the first thing i learned by ear was the old Tetris theme
Mici  
25 Sep 2009 08:53 | Quote
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I always thought I'd replied on this one. i think it was "Wild Thing" or "Get Back" by The Beatles. Probably "Get Back" though, I probably couldn't play barre chords at that time.
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