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lance  
26 Mar 2008 18:55 | Quote
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i was curious what was that very first song you guys learned
when you started to learn to play guitar.

for me it was "highway to hell" though the rythym only, so it would
help me remember A,D,G majors
telecrater  
26 Mar 2008 19:00 | Quote
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full song i would say "Mild ode to billy" by anthrax or S.O.D.
Doz  
26 Mar 2008 19:07 | Quote
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Day Tripper by the Beatles and Black Dog by Led Zeppelin were a few of the first ones. I also learn some Nirvana tunes and some power chord stuff.
blackholesun  
26 Mar 2008 19:12 | Quote
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I started out just playing the bass notes to songs. Not the bass parts, just the roots of the chords. It may sound really simple, but it certainly helped me learn the names of the notes on the E, A and D strings. I think the first full song I learned was Californication by RHCP. The hardest part with that song I found was the F major barre chord but I used to get away with it by flattening my index finger across the E string as well after playing the A minor chord, and just playing the top 4 strings or so. The solo is really easy.
EMB5490  
26 Mar 2008 20:10 | Quote
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hmm first notes to song day tripper, first full song completed...err you shook me all nite long by ac/dc, then more than a feeling by boston, highway to hell by ac/dc. never really focused on rhcp's songs so never finished them, i could if i wqanted to. i dont really like nirvana.(i only started about 1 1/2 months ago. i can play about 5 or 6 songs full, meaninful, good songs tht is, not mary had a little lamb. i can play:knoking on heavens door by gnr, more then a feeling by boston, tuesdays gone by lynyrd skynyrd, u shok me all nite long by ac/dc, highway to hell by ac/dc, purple haze by hendrix...err some more tht i forgot, but thts bout it, tht i learned, im sure i can play more)
Guitarslinger124  
26 Mar 2008 20:58 | Quote
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"master of puppets" -metallica and "crazy train" - ozzy
EMB5490  
26 Mar 2008 21:06 | Quote
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the whole song??
Guitarslinger124  
26 Mar 2008 21:17 | Quote
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yea i learned the entire master of puppets...some kid i went to school with back in highschool claimed he could play it...but he played it so very wrong...so i went ahead and learned just to make the ignorant prick look stupid. i made it about half way through crazy train-that same kid said he could figure out how to play it faster than i could. i had initially took up the challenge...but ive always hated playing songs that werent mine so stopped working on it point 1 for the prick.
ThePusher  
26 Mar 2008 23:08 | Quote
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Stairway was teh first entire one for me
Skold  
27 Mar 2008 03:00 | Quote
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The very first song I learned was "The Beautiful People" by Marilyn Manson. To this very day, when I pick up my Bass or Guitar, I immediately start playing the riff to that song (E:-0-3-0--0-6-0-6-0--0-6-0-6-0--0-3-0).
deefa  
27 Mar 2008 06:24 | Quote
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I 'nearly' played Apache on my sisters boyfriends guitar when I was 7, but my first completed song when I got serious (about 12) was Eddie Cochrane's "Come on everybody". Then I got into Chuck Berry and Cream (that was considered to be 'diversity' in those days).
GRX40  
27 Mar 2008 09:14 | Quote
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Mary had a little lamb
EMB5490  
27 Mar 2008 13:43 | Quote
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ThePusher says:
Stairway was teh first entire one for me

wow how long were u playing to play whole thing?

GRX40 says:
Mary had a little lamb


lol thts what they taught back then i guess
brodyxhollow  
27 Mar 2008 15:14 | Quote
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im surprised no one mentioned smoke on the water
Notim  
27 Mar 2008 15:33 | Quote
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Lol I learned the first three note of smoke on the water then I started learning Guitar Man from a band called Bread ,deffa heard them before I'm sure.
deefa  
27 Mar 2008 20:06 | Quote
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I bust my first string over stretching a bend on 'guitar man'. I didn't know I was supposed to use a slide!Duh!
GRX40  
27 Mar 2008 20:55 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
lol thts what they taught back then i guess

You only have to use the top two strings. :D
Skold  
27 Mar 2008 23:41 | Quote
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brodyxhollow says:
im surprised no one mentioned smoke on the water


Come to think of it, that was one of the first songs I learned. The other would probably have been the mario bros. theme.
Notim  
28 Mar 2008 03:14 | Quote
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Thats funny deffa...pretty good song tho..how about Country Joe and the Fish?
mattmurray  
28 Mar 2008 04:17 | Quote
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I've yet to learn an entire song of someone elses, I've just always written my own... But the first riff I ever learned would be IronMan by Black Sabbath, I figured it out on accident after noodling around one day.
ThePusher  
28 Mar 2008 04:58 | Quote
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A little late but I'd been playing for six months when I learned to play all of Stairway properly.
EMB5490  
28 Mar 2008 05:49 | Quote
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wow cool u must have just focused on tht song?
deefa  
28 Mar 2008 07:33 | Quote
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Notim said:-

"Thats funny deffa...pretty good song tho..how about Country Joe and the Fish?"

Don't remember much other than their name. I think they had something to do with the USA anti-war in Vietnam movement, but I can't remember any of their music. To be fair, between about '64 and'68 we were right in the middle of the British R&B boom and apart from Hendrix and one or two others I don't recall too many other American artists at that time. I was only 16 in 1970 so I suppose it's forgivable!

As for "Smoke on the water", I've heard very few people play that the way it's supposed to be played!
Guitarslinger124  
28 Mar 2008 14:49 | Quote
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GRX40 says:
You only have to use the top two strings. :D


im pretty sure he played an open A and the power chords are rooted on the A string.
league  
28 Mar 2008 21:11 | Quote
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I played The Way by Fastball.Has anyone here heard of them? Chord progression Bm F# D E F# C#7 D E A E A
toad  
28 Mar 2008 22:45 | Quote
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It's been over 20 years now, but I'm pretty sure CSN's Love the One You're With, Ain't Misbehavin' and Stormy Monday were the first songs I learned all the way through. My first guitar teacher taught folk and jazz primarily, so I didn't learn the typical Stairway to Heaven and Smoke on the Water like everyone else until about a year after I started playing.
ThePusher  
29 Mar 2008 05:26 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
wow cool u must have just focused on tht song?

Uh actually I kinda sat down one night and said to myslef that I was gonna learn it and I suceeded, but I'm a natural at this since my Uncle has opened for Satriani before and my Dad's band opened for Ike & Tina Turner in the 70's.
EMB5490  
29 Mar 2008 06:15 | Quote
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kool, i guess it helps to have a family member who is a pro, lol wuts strange, my dad is a pro(kinda plays concerts nd stuff in nyc) and my uncle is also a pro at guitar.


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